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  •  OK, now I get it. (0+ / 0-)

    When a 3 year old gets leukemia, suffers and dies, it

     Strengthens the victim.
    Strengthens those around the victim.
    and strengthens the faith of all involved.

    I'm glad to know that there are so many strengthened 3 year olds ( even if they are now dead), and that their families who are devastated physically, emotionally and financially are strengthened as well.

    Those children raped by priests?  lucky them!

    And here I thought that plagues, disease and wars were bad things.

    I guess I feel sorry for those not stricken by adversity, pain, suffering and loss.

    If you asked me, I would say that you have successfully twisted yourself into the logical pretzel I referred to above.

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:21:31 AM PDT

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    •  They ARE bad things. I never said (0+ / 0-)

      that my goal in life is to suffer. I said that those things CAN strengthen the victims and those around them. We can all agree that strength from adversity is a good thing, even and especially when the adversity is critical. Nowhere did I say that my beliefs celebrate trials, only that I celebrate the strength they give me.

      Again, explaining faith to those without it is a very difficult thing. While I welcome the discussion, I realize that nothing I will say will convince anyone. That said, if it makes all of its stop and think for just a moment, isn't that a good thing?

      "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience every time." --Unknown

      by Subwoofer of the House on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:48:54 AM PDT

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