Most of you who know me know that I’m not overly religious.
Or conventionally religious.
(You can choose to follow the blather after the jump)
So, I guess, my question is (and “preachy” answers will be erased because I said so), with so many unfair, unkind, awful, wrong, painful, unjust, et al in the world, where is “The” higher power?
Yes yes, “close one door, open another”, I get it, I get it. “Everything happens for a reason”, blah blah.
The movie below (bottom below) seems to be making it’s rounds and I finally took six minutes to watch it.
Intrigued, I found the site that the family started and they’re all “we were blessed” and “what god gives, god takes away” and I just CAN NOT see how you (being the general “you” and not “you, you”) can be okay with that.
You go to church, you read the Bible, you say your prayers, give your penance, go to confession, are kind to others and then God “blesses” you with a family, only to take it away, to cause you such pain??!
Perhaps it’s a bit of Old Stephanie that doesn’t really want to leave yet, but I can’t get how you can be jipped by God (whichever you believe in) and still go to church and “That’s okay, it was God’s doing!”.
So, if God wasn’t God and was like, I dunno, a crazy person, and they caused some horrible harm to your child/mother/etc., you’d still be “That’s okay! They’re crazy!”?!?!
Wasn’t Man created from God? In his vision?
(And we COULD get into the whole “(Insert horrible thing here) was nothing compared to Christ’s pain when he took on the sins of THE ENTIRE WORLD, FOREVER!” but we’re not.)
I don’t want you to think that I’m mocking you or disbelieving your beliefs. I don’t think you would have made it this far if you were really offended… but how do you forgive and forget?
Not wanting a flame war (and squashing that as soon as it gets started) explain it to me.