My take on God

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    God, if real, and maybe he or she is, must be a democrat. Why else would he or she give us all freedom of choice and then kill us all when we make choices he or she does not agree with?
     
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    "Ours is not to reason why. Ours is but to do and die"

    ~~~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
     
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    Perhaps you are already dead and just do not know it?
     
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    Meet God soon asshole.
     
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    In the great perhaps, who can say?
     
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    Dear Mr. MikeTX, God lets man determine his destiny, because He is the author of freedom. If a man kills his brother, God didn't make him do that. The man who killed his brother did that by direct influence of only his own free will, and God is not inside that man making him kill his mother's other son, breaking her heart and devastating his father.

    The son of a man in our Congregation committed suicide, and I held this man in my arms during our Passing of the Peace in church today. I could feel his sorrow. His skin was hot like high blood pressure hot. Tears were in his eyes. I could feel his broken heart, Mike. His heart was broken in every way. But God didn't put the gun to his son's head. That son was no kid, either. he was mid-thirties, a grown man, and nobody even knew he had troubles. My friend was in no way to blame. Yet I could see the coulda-woulda-shoulda look as he shook with sorrow. I'm going to be there for that friend if he ever calls, and I am going to be praying for him and his big family until they understand that men have free will, and sometimes the self-pity bubble hides the love others have for him. I comforted him as best I could. And I asked God to please help him understand he is not at fault and figure it out sooner so it doesn't kill his inner man. I asked God to ease his mind. I asked God to help him. And I know God will, because I believe in God, and I believe that he can heal a broken heart and dismiss the angst of a tortured mind. And right now, I'm crying, because I love the people in my church, and it feels like a brother lost the best thing in his life, so I will keep on with my petitions to God to heal this man and show him he is not to blame, because he isn't. He loves his son, and he knows what death is, because a few years ago he lost his wife, and they say she was one of the sweetest human beings on earth, so I know exactly how he must feel now. But he also knows he has a friend, and he will probably never call at me, but he will see my smiling face in the choir loft when he comes to church and he will remember me sharing his sorrow, which believe it or not, lightens that sorrow little by little as other friends and family share with each other their love and affection for each other, in a way a mere friend like me can just lighten a little of the storm for the flicker of a moment.

    Life is a gift, and we have the choice on how to live it. I chose to give my life to making little quilt blankets for fatherless newborns who will be born into a single-parent family where the parent is recuperating from giving birth which takes a few weeks, and then she will have to bring home the bacon all by herself until the father provides her with enough to care for herself and the newborn. For some reason, in this country, people have lost their faith in God. The man and his family think they are doing him a favor by separating him from his girlfriend they now judge as a cheap money grubber. People are cold about children in their own families born out of wedlock. And we can't change that, nor point any fingers because frankly, that is not our job. All judgment belongs to God, not ourselves. As the Psalm 100 verse 3 says, "Know that the Lord, He is God. It is he that has made us and not we ourselves." And the 5th verse says "Know that the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations."

    I'm sorry you're on a path of misgivings, my good friend Mike. If I could give you my complete trust and faith in God, I totally would. But all I have is the hope you will learn faith in God, because I promise you, his love never ends for those who put their trust in him.

    I hope I have not offended you, Mr. Mike. i've come to liking you as a friend, even if I might never influence you one way or the other. I can only hope you gain peace of heart when you find that God loves you like as a father, filled with compassion and wants for you to have the best of his good gifts.

    Good night. I have to pray for my friend who lost his dear son and feels a little in limbo right now. I hope you will put him on your prayer list too, so his blood pressure will go down and peace will be restored in his soul when he accepts his loss and trusts God to forgive his son if he will ask him to. God is pretty compliant that way. And if you ask God to help and bless those in the throes of a great loss, know in your heart he will. :huddle: I hope others will pray for those who have such family losses. There's an island that can't account for 6000 people who need our prayers for the survivors on the Bahama Island chain. Pray sincerely for them, too. There is endless sorrow there and your prayers are appreciated.
     
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    A stupid child is free to put his hand on a hot stove even though his parent told him if you do it you'll get hurt. The stupid child does what he wants and gets hurt. Did the parent hurt him?

    Later, the stupid child is old enough to drive. The parent teaches him the basic rules governing driving. The stupid child drive any damn way he pleases. The stupid child meets Jesus. Did the parent send him to meet Jesus?
     
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    I am no on a path of misgivings, I simply do not understand why when we have a free choice we are punished for choices that do not agree.
     
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    You have free will to obey or spend eternity in fire.
    Wow lol. Sounds awesome.
     
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