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  •  I thought yesterday's diary was excellent - (7+ / 0-)

    thoughtful, precise. I felt some of the comments jumped the shark however.

    But I have never been able to tolerate the "it's God's will" explanation/rationalization in this situation, or any other. My neighbor lost her husband at age 34 to cancer. When conferring with their priest about the service, she told him that if he used that expression, she'd walk out. He told her he found the expression inappropriate at best, offensive and wrong at worst, and never uses it.

    •  "G-d's Will" (2+ / 0-)

      is, almost by definition, unknowable.  Because G-d is unknowable - too boundless to be comprehended by mere mortals.  I had a child with a mortal illness. I'll spare you the details, but she survived.  The same week, I picked up the paper and read about a child in another (substantially economically depressed) part of town who got up in the morning with the same symptoms and came home dead.  It would be incredibly arrogant for me to assume that G-d loved that child less than mine.

      But infertile people hear a lot of that crap too.  "G-d didn't intend you to have children."  Yeesh!  "Did you hear Him report in on the issue?"  

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 07:03:25 AM PDT

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      •  And for atheists (3+ / 0-)
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        the comment is irrelevant altogether. I would love for people to add caveats if they invoke their god's name. "In my belief system..." People are so narrow minded - they see the world through their own perspective, and I believe it's willful. If a friend uses that manner of speaking with me, I let it pass, focussing on the good intentions behind the words. If the speaker is not someone I particularly care for, I will explain that although I appreciate the sentiment, it is not applicable to me.

        I assume this all related to my abhorence of generalizations.

      •  right wing Christians (1+ / 0-)
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        Have a God as small minded and mean as themselves.

        The biggest threat to America is not communism, it's moving America toward a fascist theocracy... -- Frank Zappa

        by NCrefugee on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 07:54:42 AM PDT

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