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Those same people will also come out with stuff like "wait on the Lord" or "count it all joy" whilst you are in the midst of your suffering and you just want to smash them! They will pray for you, but leave out what they should do the most and that is to shut up, listen, and just love on you!
Originally posted by miriam0566
Originally posted by wylekat
I dunno what this proves- that I have been so torched by religion, I can take on ANY religion, I am completely nutso, or what.
it only proves that when the answer is not what you want, you stop listening.
for example.. you say, "The unanswered prayers, the way my life has taken a left turn where *I* never directed it, the fact that none of what I have been thru doesn't make sense. I told him about the private torment I have had to endure- where NO prayer even dented it, to make it go away. "
me. me. me. me. me.
Hey give the dude a break will you, the poor sod has gone through a pile of crap thinking that the yahwhe jesus will help him out.
So he's come to realize it is all BS, there is no one up in the sky after all it was all a delusion.
There is nothing worse than a freaking patronizing xtian waving their magic finger at at a dude who been down.
Don't ever forget that Yahweh lived as one of us. This life/test is really a trip. You have to admit.... if it is good enough for Yahweh to experience... you really should quit the complaining. Learn to enjoy the test.
You realize of course that Yahweh was an imaginary character that appeared in in some books authors unknown ? Perhaps one day your great great great great great great great great grandchildren will be worshiping Batman if the same evidence is required.
On your other point, we are not called to set ourselves apart in little communes, but are called simply to love those around us and be a beacon to God, not judging because we dont have the power to judge anyone or the right...
Originally posted by wylekat
reply to post by miriam0566
serving god is not about us. its about doing god's will. do you think it inconvenienced moses when god refused to let him into the promise land? what about when jonah didnt want to preach to the ninevites, you think it was jonah's plans to get swallowed by a fish? what paul and his unanswered prayers regarding his "thorn in the flesh"
Tell ya what. I'll come by, take your entire family from you, take every cent you have, and toss you out in the middle of nowhere (and when I say nowhere, I MEAN nowhere) with nothing but a burlap sack to wear, and no hope for anything ever being the same again- and see how long you spout that religious gibberish. I guarantee it wont be more than 48 hours before you're just how I am.
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
I don't feel so sorry... I am certain that your ability to post messages on boards and online is proof that you are fine now.
[edit on 9/6/2009 by TarzanBeta]