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  •  you don't have to be a sadistic fuck to believe (12+ / 0-)

    this.

    I don't agree w/ him obviously.  But there are a lot of people who tell themselves blindly "everything happens for a reason" and this is how they explain way difficult, inexplainable horrors in life, like Hurricane Katrina.  it is too hard for them to believe that the God they believe to be omnipotent would intentionally harm innocent lives.

    So instead they blanket it over with "everything is part of God's plan" with the idea that something good will come out of something bad.

    Nothing is as evilly imaginative as the mind of a teenage gamer. -- Sychotic1

    by Sarea on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:36:21 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know... (15+ / 0-)

      Rationalizing someone else's misfortune --of that magnitude, anyway-- for the sake of your own comfort seems pretty twisted to me. Whether you're doing it to be cruel or not, it still is.

      In my opinion.

      "...as governor (Mitt Romney) was more interested in having the job than doing it." --Deval Patrick

      by Praxxus on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:48:49 PM PDT

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      •  don't think its for the sake of their own comfort (4+ / 0-)
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        If you are raised with that mindset, you might never question it, until something bad happens to you or someone you love.  Just speaking from experience and rasied in that background, it is something I've seen over and over again.  

        Nothing is as evilly imaginative as the mind of a teenage gamer. -- Sychotic1

        by Sarea on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:51:03 PM PDT

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      •  it's also total horse crap (4+ / 0-)
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        imagine this scenario:

        his wife gets raped by a black man. do you really think he's going to want his wife to give birth to their new child? ... really?

        i know that's an extremely graphic example (and I added the race element because I believe racism is prevalent throughout Republican Party.) that's the point. that's what women go through when they have this happen to them... to go through something like this and then have some peabrained jackoff like Richard Mourdock say something like this? it's just unimaginably terrible. there's no excuse for it.

    •  Like I said, if women being raped is part (11+ / 0-)

      of "God's plan" then wouldn't punishing the rapist therefore be a sin?  That would seem to be the logical conclusion.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:53:02 PM PDT

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    •  As Woody Allen said... (5+ / 0-)

      I don't think god is evil; he's just sort of an under-achiever.

      Or something like that. :)

    •  true. (0+ / 0-)
      But there are a lot of people who tell themselves blindly "everything happens for a reason" and this is how they explain way difficult, inexplainable horrors in life, like Hurricane Katrina.
      in the old days, these people would be diagnosed as clinically insane, and put in a hospital for treatment. same for those claiming god spoke to them personally. nowadays, they end up on FOX news. they're still insane mind you, just getting paid better.
      •  No, they wouldn't. (1+ / 0-)
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        They'd be the ones handing you the same claptrap at a funeral.  

        In the really old days, i.e. not much more than a hundred years ago, i.e. probably some of these fucks remember personally, they'd be looking at you suspiciously for suggesting that you need to keep open wounds clean of dirt, and that there's no such thing as a "wandering womb."

        People believe all kinds of wacky shit.  A lot of it is even benign, mostly (i.e. astrology).  This isn't.

    •  The problem is that they are more concerned (1+ / 0-)
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      with their beliefs, and with affirming them, than they are with basic compassion for a fellow soul.

      They give faith a bad name.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 09:59:27 PM PDT

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    •  but no-one sez helping hurricane victims is sinful (1+ / 0-)
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      and wrong. No-one sez we shouldn't stop a meteor barreling towards Earth. No-one argues that we simply have to sit on our hands and do nothing in response to horrible events.

      But when its rape, suddenly these fundie jerkoffs wanna just let the chips fall where they may.

      "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

      by TheHalfrican on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:52:59 PM PDT

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    •  To tell yourself (0+ / 0-)

      that "everything happens for a reason" when trying to find meaning or rationality in the vagueries of your own life is one thing....

      ...to tell another person that - to enshrine it in law - is quite another.

      Most half-way new-agers or religious rationalizers would not, for example, dare tell the parent of a murdered child that "Everything happens for a reason."  

      Most sane people would not tell a rape surivivor, "Well, everything happens for a reason."  

      I'm the survivor of a violent crime and years later, I can see that positive things came out of the nightmare for me.  Over time, in the way I grew and handled it.

      But if anyone else were to have told me that at the time, I would've clocked them.

      That, in essence, is what that asshole Mourdouk (sounds like a Harry Potter villain) is telling women.  Everything happens for a reason and however your womb gets filled with fetusus is A-Okay with God.  

      "When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' Don Marquis

      by hopesprings on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:01:36 AM PDT

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