Do we too often blame God for our woes and rely on miracles too much?
As a faith based society, we often call on God to help us win the football game or please let this lottery ticket be the winner! Though we seek Him in trouble times, have we begun to rely on miracles and blame God for the wrong doings instead of looking at ourselves?
I am starting to seriously wonder if we are truly a "faith based" society as you say, "we" have come to rely on science to resolve our problems than God. Yes it is sad, and is one of the main reasons I think this world is in so much trouble.
Many blame the Devil instead of their poor choices. He may be the motivater, but it was your choice.
Absolutely. People find it easier to blame an entity than they do themselves and easier to ask for a miracle than to make their own outcomes. We are a microwave society that wants everything to just come to us. Okay, not everyone, but many. Having grown up in a religious home and being exposed to various religions over the years, it's amazing how much various followers have in common. "Just leave it in God's hands." "Ask God for what you need." etc.... Do these people even read their own books I wonder. According to much of the Bible, prayer is for giving thanks and asking for forgiveness and God's will be done.
It reminds me of the old guy standed in the ocean story. A boat comes. A helicopter comes. A naval ship comes. The man denies them all stating that God will save him. When he drowns and asks God why he didn't help God replies..."I sent you a boat, a helicopter and a ship. What more do you want?"
Relying on science is not a bad thing! It's a gift from God that we can understand science. It's your boat, helicopter and ship....will you let yourself drown too?
Well, I as an atheist don't
Probably not the feedback you're looking for.
From my friends that are Xtians, I'd say about 3/4 use their faith to motivate themselves, find inspiration, or just enjoy life better but a couple seem to rely on god for everything that goes wrong,without trying to find a solution. So I'd say the answer is quite a personal one.
I think many people blame God for their trouble because it is easier than taking responsibility for their actions. I know that there are accidents that happen and people are not born in the best of situations, from the Vaisnava tradition that is due to karma from previous lives.
It is said that we were in the spiritual world where it was all good, then for some reason we wanted to enjoy apart from God, in other words try to play the role of God, and that is what got us in the materil world.
This is according to the scriptures that I have read. I put the responsibility on us to find our way back home to Godhead by having to go life after life until our karma is finished.
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