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  •  I don't get it (4+ / 0-)

    It's like they think they have an invisible prayer cloak of protection or something.

    "It was really brief and really quick."
    No doubt.

    "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

    by Betty Pinson on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 06:27:57 PM PDT

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    •  Many people do believe that disasters don't happen (7+ / 0-)

      to good Christians.
      Some examples:
      After 9/11 the sign-board outside of one of the fundamentalist churches in my area had the bumper-sticker-like slogan: "God Shields the Righteous." Callous and cruel, but there you have it.

      Some friends of my parents used to take their children to church even when the kids were very sick. Rationale?--God wouldn't allow them to get sicker if there were there doing their duty to worship god.

      A friend of mine was sick the day the earthquake in San Francisco tore apart the Oakland Bay Bridge. My friend would normally have been on the bridge at the time the quake hit, and thinks her car probably would have been positioned about where bridge pavement severed. When I told a fundamentalist acquaintance, she said "God must have loved her very much to save her!" Then was offended when I informed her that my friend is a Buddhist.

      So yes, somehow they don't want to understand that natural laws apply to Christians, too.

      •  I Did A Diary On That (1+ / 0-)
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        Betty Pinson

        I believe I have free will, and I know that I've committed all kinds of sins: major, minor, mortal,venial you name it (not to mention sins of omission). I've done baaaad things. But is it fair that I'm a "sinner" just for buying an issue of Penthouse or Playboy (or Hustler or Gent or Club or Jugs or Barely Legal or Cherry or - well you get the idea)? But if terrorists lack free will, then they aren't sinners. Is this fair? Maybe the GOP doesn't care about catching OBL because they see it as rebelling against God's will.
        •  These God-Botherers Aren't Really Sinning, Either (0+ / 0-)
          Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid.
           --"Lazarus Long" (Robert A. Heinlein)

          On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

          by stevemb on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 04:11:15 AM PDT

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    •  Many Fatal Accident Reports Feature "Church Group" (5+ / 0-)

      They love to do those little adventure packages like rafting or canyon hiking that can get completely out of hand.

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