posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 11:48 AM
I get that people suffer and I do have empathy for that. Buuuuuuuut I've always wanted to rant and I like the icon for the forum.
I have an old schoolmate that posts Facebook with a constant stream of Christian praise and personal stories of their daily adventures of living "the
word". I just read it and think "good for him".
I think it's meant to be inspirational or to guilt people into church. That doesn't bother me either. Live and let live as long as it doesn't
interfere with my freedom --or what's left of it.
So he pops up a few days ago and posts something along the lines of... Hey everyone! I just learned my wife and kids were in some kind of traffic
accident! I don't know the details yet but I need everyone to stop what you are doing and pray on it now!
The first thing I think is he wasn't praying hard enough or in the right way before the bad event so how could praying now help resolve the problem?
I wanted to extend a personal apology for the ineffectiveness of my prayers that nothing would happen to my friends in the first place. Finally, that
my prayers are likely faulty, and are of no use to him so I don't want to "pollute the well".
I can't do that though. Even though he is a Christian and I am a born again atheist, we agree on so many things. There are at least 500 religions we
both agree are dead wrong and a waste of time. We just disagree on the correctness of one single religion. So I will shut up and write a rant
edit on 11-3-2014 by InverseLookingGlass because: english syntax