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Am I the only one who finds it insulting god is given credit for saving lives from a tornado?


After the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, I heard a few survivors credit their prayers to god as the reason they survived. Meanwhile other people, including babies, died. They are implying god favored them and let others die. I understand many people are afraid of life and death and the truth. And because they have no answers for either, they have to invent a god in their own image. A god who favors them and follows their lives from when they brush their teeth to when they change their socks. But to proclaim to the world that they are favored over babies, children and other people is insulting.

 
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Billie,

    A very good answer. I am not a believer in a man god, but I understand the need to thank some-one/thing. Our upbringing influences these needs. I find thanking a doctor for medical; my parents for birth & upbringing, etc. satisfying for

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    Rayne123 4 years ago

    Well I have to disagree, God does intervene oh yes he does


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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    I like your comment, especially the insight that after surviving a close call you feel "euphoric". I agree that we say things out of gratitude. We have to put the gratitude somewhere.

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Savio, I appreciate your sentiment, but you are thinking from one side; god exists. The other side is equally loving and romantic, but sees no man-god with a plan and death is painful - body & mind. There is no better life than now. I want my chi


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    fpherj48, I love your quote; words to live by.

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    IDONO 4 years ago

    I understand why people wonder why God let's bad things happen to good people. We are told that everything has a reason. If we understood all that, there would be no such thing as faith. That's why they are called believers, not knowers.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    sarahmoose, you miss the "point." You can believe what you want, fantasy or reality. But when one pronounces that they were chosen to live over others, it is insulting. That is stating one must believe what they believe; "see, we know better."

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    taburkett, you are lost. You do not think. I "believe" - truth. You believe fantasy. You believe fables of the long dead from ignorant times. I hope someday you open your eyes to reality. Because quoting a book of fables, your eyes are wide shut.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    If your child was killed by the tornado, you can honestly say that god chose to save that other couple, but not your child? I think you are thinking of yourself and your belief in a god, not the feelings of others who have lost loved ones.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Rayne123, if believing what you wrote gets you through each day, then "god bless." But others like myself believe we must intervene to save the planet. Man is responsible for not only destruction, but construction. Man is responsible for good & e

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