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July 16th, 2010, 08:21 PM
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This is what my friend told me regarding God and why things happen such as child murder.

Who is she to question 'God'. Okay, if God, say, does exist, then as humans as part of this world, we have every right to know why such horrific things happen because these things effect us.

Am I wrong to not turn a blind eye and just 'know' that things happen 'for a reason'? This concept to me seems ridiculous. Anyone else relate?
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July 16th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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What a POS excuse. Totally ridiculous and really makes me mad. He's such a divine God that we can't question him when bad things happen, but when it's something good THANK YOU GOD! Hmph.
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July 17th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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It amazes me how so many people think everything happens "for a reason" - even not-very-religious people. (Although I don't think the people I'm thinking of would apply that model to child murder.) I do not believe this, but I envy the reassurance people experience because of this belief.
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July 17th, 2010, 04:58 PM
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I frankly don't get it either. It annoys me to no end when people state that horrible things no matter what they are happened for a reason. Really? What is the reason? Oh, wait no one has ever been able to answer it for me. It's been said that it is easier to take comfort in knowing that there is a reason for everything happening. I think that these types of people are finding it easier upon themselves to say "there's a reason" instead of dealing with the reality that most of the time there really is no reason.
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July 17th, 2010, 05:10 PM
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I frankly don't get it either. It annoys me to no end when people state that horrible things no matter what they are happened for a reason. Really? What is the reason? Oh, wait no one has ever been able to answer it for me. It's been said that it is easier to take comfort in knowing that there is a reason for everything happening. I think that these types of people are finding it easier upon themselves to say "there's a reason" instead of dealing with the reality that most of the time there really is no reason.
Makes sense!
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July 18th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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Yeah this one always boggles my mind.

When my mom died I got tons of it. I was always like "really? thats the best you got?"

Even when I had my kids people were like "you don't think it's a MIRACLE?!"

Yeah a miracle someone slept with me, lol...
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July 18th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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Yeah this one always boggles my mind.

When my mom died I got tons of it. I was always like "really? thats the best you got?"

Even when I had my kids people were like "you don't think it's a MIRACLE?!"

Yeah a miracle someone slept with me, lol...


I can relate.
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July 18th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Yeah this one always boggles my mind.

When my mom died I got tons of it. I was always like "really? thats the best you got?"

Even when I had my kids people were like "you don't think it's a MIRACLE?!"

Yeah a miracle someone slept with me, lol...


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Ugh, YES! I had to endure the countless "well God makes things happen for a reason", "it must have been for a good reason" etc, when my one year old brother died. Really? Theres good reason for the death of a child?
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother

When my Korinne was 7 months old, and almost died of her seizures, I had some bugged eyed religious fanatic from my church asked me "Why WOULDN'T you want her to go live with Heavenly Father"?

Can I just say that was the closest I ever came to commiting a felony?
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July 20th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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It's so funny... God definitely has the best job in the world. Great when something wonderful happens in someone's life & excused ("oh, it's meant to be!") when something terrible happens in someone's life. Must be nice!

Oh, & the "who am I to question?" comment... Questioning is just the beginning of discovery IMO.
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July 21st, 2010, 05:15 AM
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So true Jen!!! Best job ever. Except I'd have a massive headache 24/7. "God, I know there are millions of gallons in the gulf right now, but can you PLEASE make sure Joseph asks me out for a date? I really like him. Kthxbai."
I would be like *roll eyes*
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This concept to me seems ridiculous. Anyone else relate?
Domestic cats carry on behaving, in many ways, like kittens, far past the age that cats born in the wild do.


To some extent, believers act as 'domesticated humans', taking the child's relationship to their parental authority figures into adulthood.
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