dashgalaxy86 wrote:tommy525 wrote:It only does when your wishes are in alignment with that of the good Lord. And most of the time it aint.
So when I was ten and I prayed to God that my grandpa and grandma wouldn't die until they had great grandkids, and the next day my grandpa was diagnosed with lung cancer, I guess God had some seriously different wishes that I simply could not align with.
For a long time I hated God for that. It felt like a serious "Fuck you". After that, I pretty much loathed anyone who said "The Lord works in mysterious ways", including the Blues Brothers, and I equally hated those who tried to say anything about God's plan. The one time I got in trouble at school my whole life, I told my Religion teacher in 6th grade (when I was 12) that she had "no idea what the hell" she was talking about when she discussed God's plan with the class.
I've become an atheist since then, and I've found happiness and contentment.
But even today, I am a little offended by tommy's statement.
A Christian will say to you. Perhaps you need to become really really offended, so much so that you re-examine your beliefs, maybe to the core of your being...for:
Revelation 3:20 (King James Version)
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Maybe going to Church and "arguing" your views may be in order. Since the beginning of time MAN has sought to leave God and go his own way but God has never left MAN.
p.s. sorry tomthorne, even though we are more diverse then similar perhaps. At least we share the first 3 letters in our handle
p.p.s to dash. Your story about your grandpa is very sad . And often in life we are faced with very sad situations that we have a lot of trouble dealing with. And many things we can not explain. Why do the good die young, etc. Why me, why her, why him. why why? Perhaps the Lord looks upon one's whole life as like a movie. We can't understand some situations frame by frame, but the Lord understands because he sees the beginning and the end of everyone's life. Into each he has added a measured amount of sorrow, of happiness,of sadness, of exhileration, of despair. All these ingredients he has added to educate our soul. LIfe is a school for the soul.