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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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
Well I have to disagree, God does intervene oh yes he does
Rayne, to answer as definitively as you have, I suspect you discussed this matter over dinner with god recently? Rather I suspect, this definitive response came from your head.
LOL! Rayne123 think they 'know' something... bless.
What I mean is he will intervene for any one of us if we ask him to. I believe that God is angry with the way we have destroyed the world. If we dont take care of it he is not going to jump in and say ah well its all good ,whatever you do I will fix
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.
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
I get your point Reality... The sad part is that people who live feel that they were saved and hence the relief.... Honestly, those who passed away also live, don't they? Eternal life... So, the misplaced relief is what causes them to thank God..
fpherj48, I love your quote; words to live by.
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.
You miss the point & answer in typical dogma. YOU are showing NO tolerance. You dismiss those who do not "believe" and credit only those who do. Respect should go 2 ways. To say you live because you pray & I die because I don't IS insultin
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."
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.
Reality-so lost that you will never find, feel, or comprehend the spirit by which the righteous live. Like many others before you, you will continue to challenge those who have found the spirit because you wish to lower them to your lost level.
tarburkett, lost is a relative state of mind. To me, you are lost. You quote people you never knew. You believe fables with no proofs. And you condemn all who don't believe your personal delusional thinking. As thought goes, you are but a child.
Reality - you have erected a physical boundary around yourself. I have not. You deny - I do not. You will never - I will always. Your boundaries do not enclose me because I am with the spirit every moment of my life. With this, I reach above.
taburkett, We r on 2 different planets. Believe what u will, that is your prerogative. U do not know me however, so your pretense is only sad. We are what we chose to be. I will believe reality & search for truth. U can continue to quote scriptur
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.
Did you lose a loved one in that unfortunate event?
IDONO "insulted by" is simply a way of saying "Do you find it strange that people would believe that God personally intervened in saving their lives over saving another's. I should think the one being insulted would be God at this assumption of him.
Let's be fair about assumptions. How do we know that the "others" aren't thinking had they been closer to God, they may not have lost their loved ones? There are 2 ways to look at this. Believers never deny their belief for any reason.
Idono, I am a "believer" too. A believer in "reality." Your comment that those who lost loved ones might have thought if only they asked god for help that would have saved them is egotistical self-serving delusional thinking. In short, "insulting."
Reality Talk, I'm with you.on that last comment!!!
Billie, thank you. You read like an intelligent person. And you understand the question asked. It is not about choice of philosophy, which many religious cannot seem to see past as they reply "defensively" while missing the question itself.
Reality. My comment was a mirror image of your question. It was not a statement. You must enjoy being insulted. That would explain the spin you seem so good at with other's comments. I'm insulted by ur expert evaluation of everyone else's thinking.
RealityTalk.... Do as I do, if something on TV offends you turn the channel. Free speech is a wonderful thing. But, we are not going to always agree. Insulted? A way bit far.
idono, the only "mirror" is the one before you. You cannot see beyond yourself. You have missed the meaning entirely. And if you are insulted by my "evaluations" I am not surprised. The truth hurts those who do not understand.
I understand that your evaluations mean no more to me than anyone else on Hubpages. Your ego, far out weighs the value of your pointed responses. I will take JThomp's advice and change the channel. Thanks for your time.
RT, I HAD to go to your hubs to see what you are all about. There are TEARS in my eyes over your Valentine animation to your wife. You are truly a lovely soul. My husband left after 20 years, so you can imagine how you're video touched me.
Billie, I don't know what to say except I hope life is good to you and will always be good to you. I read your profile and you seem to be into everything. I admire your adventurous spirit. You seem fearless to attempt almost anything. Never change!
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