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Do people use God as an excuse to not take personal responsibility for

  1. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    thier actions?

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
      Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I dont think some people are even honest about it with themselves. I think that the people who claim that their actions are what god wants, actually believe it themselves.

    2. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, they use the devil as an excuse!  "The devil made me do it"

      1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
        Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I know right? I wish people would take responsibility for their own actions.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Some do all the time and probably all do some of the time.

      But mainly (at least Christians) use God as the reason TO take personal responsibility for their actions.

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL..you're FUNNY Brenda

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I've been called worse.  It's nice to see somebody appreciate my humorous side.  So, thank you!  But...how did you know? (Since that post of mine wasn't humorous).  Are you...eh...psychic??  LOL
          (I am kidding about the psychic part of course).

      2. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If you really need God in order to be responsible for yourself, never ever stop believing then!

        I would ask that you try to understand that quite a lot of people don't need invisible super deities to take responsibility for themselves. Some people realize that no one else can live their life for them and thus it is an impossibility for anyone else to be responsible for their lives. It's my life and its my responsibility, and I don't want anyone taking responsibility for my life even if they want to force me to give them that responsibility. Freedom dies when personal responsibility is abandoned.

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes; some people do

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Actually, people use absolutely everything as an excuse to not take personal responsibility for their actions.

    1. OutWest profile image58
      OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bravo!  So true.  It has nothing to do with or without God.

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      +1

      1. 2besure profile image82
        2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        True Jeff, very true!

  3. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 5 years ago

    Naturally.  Because if God is in control of your actions then you can do whatever you want because it would be sanctioned by God.  No thinking required.

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
      Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love the concept of free will when god is all knowing because if god knows everything ahead of time then how can you do anything different to what god already knows you will do?

      I've seen many arguments about this. One person even went so far as to argue that your actions change what god already knew.

      Hilarious.

      1. brotheryochanan profile image60
        brotheryochananposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You have this all backwards.
        Free will is interesting.
        If you consider what socks you will wear today, what you will have for breakfast or how much gas to put in the car as part of free will then this is wrong. These are just normal decisions encountered in everyday life.

        There is only one free will action that God is concerned about and that is whether you will believe in Him, everything else is not free will. We are free to do as we will. God hardened pharoahs heart. The same hand that picks up a pencil can choke somebody, but not all people do. To say that God had something to do with charles manson is treading a very thin line.

        I don't make excuses for God about how he and the future is but there are an incredible amount of prophecies in the bible about what will happen to whom and when this will occur and some of these take place a hundred or more years after the announcement.
        The entire OT is full of types and shadows of greater things to come and of Jesus christ, killed.
        God is really 100% accurate about future events.
        How He does this i do not fully understand.
        Jacob i loved but Esau i hated.. even before they were born!.
        Sarah will have a child (at age 85 ) and abrahams seed will be as the stars.
        There is no doubt that contained in the bible are thousands of future predictions, this is unparalleled and sets the bible apart from all other books. Gods predictions are accurate to the name of the person, the event and the outcome.

        But when it comes to people the only predestination he has is by his permissive will - that we become sons of God.
        Does He know who will and who will not?

        well,
        God only knows smile

        1. kirstenblog profile image76
          kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't know if you are aware of this but there have been lots and lots of people who have murdered others (possibly by choking them, tho probably other methods where employed more frequently) that absolutely believed in God. I guess they are up in heaven now kickin it with God? Since that's all God is concerned with. Their actions? Na, only their beliefs are important.... roll

          http://markbiwwa.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/bullshit.jpg

      2. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't consider God to be a "micro-manager." 

        I believe God to be the ultimate 'Boss'  (if you will) in that He sets the rules to follow yet understands that sometimes His "expectations" will fall short.

        1. Rafini profile image86
          Rafiniposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oops!  lol  I meant 'sometimes people will fall short of His "expectations"'

  4. Rev Bruce Jackson profile image81
    Rev Bruce Jacksonposted 5 years ago

    It is the same type of hypocrisy that Jesus sought to address much like John the Baptist shared when he called the religious leaders a "brood of vipers." It is a teaching that allows many to use salvation as an excuse for doing whatever since Jesus already paid for their sins.  Unfortunately, the lack of biblical teaching causes many to live as superficial saints.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    I think the born agains who ' found Jesus' as adults are sometimes prone to think that. And the Catholic thing with the confessional always made me suspicious.

    But, I also think some of the religious  can have an overly developed conscience and they truly regret when they fall short of who they would like to be. I think the concept of forgiveness on a cosmic level is a valuable option in the arsenal of helping people find peace within themselves. When used sparingly.

  6. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 5 years ago

    right...quite right...

  7. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 5 years ago

    Yes! Yes! and Double Yes!
    The rest of the time it's the devils fault instead. No one is ever responsible for themselves roll

 
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