I waver between believing desperately in a force for Good and Kindness and Parity in this world and total Atheism.
Those who are "legitimately/ specifically" religious DO NOT READ FURTHER!
GOD is NOT easing my burdens, making a place for me at "HIS TABLE" I have no use for be-jeweled crowns, or arranged seating charts by burdens and goodness.
No GOD is taking my part or my place, Jesus is not cleaning grandpas urinals, or wiping feces off the walls. Mohamed is not standing between me and grandpas disgusting leering glances. Buddha is no where when I twitch,stressed out trying to sleep. Yahweh, Jehovah, RA, Zeus and the Prophet Moroni are NOT walking my steps with me and doing the work or soothing the aches of mind and body. I have prayed, begged, hoped, wished, VISUALIZED, pay'd it forward, meditated on it, slept on it and yearned for years of nothing but the same BS. IF I believed in a GOD of endless, repetitious misery, I would be an enigma in that I would have actual proof "of".
I will offer to key God's car door on your behalf...or break his kneecaps. I would think the typical response to unexpected or tragic happenings would be to curse God for the Injustice of it all.
ok fine u dont believe then i will not answer anymore on this post.
i have no bussniess to be reading this like u first said do not read this ,
im backing off now .
hope all things goes well with you then on .
i will not say lord or god or jesus to u anymore .
all i can say if ure not happy then u should do something about it like i said it earlier , get some help or have someone eles take him in . so u can feel so much better .
i worry about u not begin happy and down in the dump . i know i ve been down in the dump too many times but always seem to snap out of it many times .
It is what it is. I will be grateful when it is over. I have options coming up now so don't worry.
Blogging is great but at the end of the day, have you found help or hope or answers to how you are going to help yourself get out of this mess? You may have been beaten down by your family but you can make your life better. I know a few people who have been lower than you,but they decided one day to stop the madness. One of them is my stepson, addicted to drugs for over 20 years, living a life of sheer self-induced hell, things going on that curled my hair when he told me. He knew he was going down for the third time but he made a choice to be the man he is today. I'm not trying to tell you what to do. I sincerely am very saddened by your words.
Genetics? They are made to be destroyed! We have to fight and win over our genetics!
Well seems I am talking from a pulpit and so I stop before becoming unbearable
Who am I to question something another hold inviolate? Just another person posting on a blog. Why should I have less to say because I don't agree with someone?
My situation is complicated and my responsibility, things are changing and as for "what goes around comes around", consider this, maybe he is getting what he deserves. And honestly, he is not having a bad time of it. All his needs are met, he has his amusements and all whims and health needs taken care of. To me he is an onerous task, full of offensive language and perverted behaviors that I endure out of both being too scared to change my own life and love for my mother whose choice it was that he come here. yes there are family issues in the past.
I disagree that I should not be allowed here, this is an open forum, I am entitled to express my view just as you are to express yours. If you think I am wicked and selfish and full of s@@t that is your opinion. You do not live my life, nor I yours.
On top of this you also do not all agree with each other. One says I should not blame god another says, that god causes all things to happen and is responsible for all life?? I am pretty sure if there is a god, god is up to my anger and pain. I don't think god needs protection from me, truly.
Religion is a very personal social issue. You all have your own beliefs as i have mine. My point of the thread was simply being irritated by the dismissive angle of the "let god take it off your hands" argument when no such thing happens. And I AM grateful for every good moment I have on earth and all the substance I have, in a world filled with suffering, weariness, starvation and abuse brought to bear on the smallest and most vulnerable of this world over and over and over. I at least have food, shelter, clothing, and adequate, if imperfect medical care...All provided by my mother.
I don't believe enough in "god" to blame god for this now. It just is. It is just part of my life.
What others choose to think and feel about it is their choice. I choose to hope this all ends soon and be resentful and still do what is needed for my mothers sake.
"Don't blame god? Give it up to god, god controls and causes all things to be, god did not cause this, god is infinite and all powerful, god is busy doing some thing else, god loves us all as children god punishes us all as children". Well I guess every one picks which one makes them feel best. Pray for me...Curse me to hell, that doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. It really just doesn't. And for certain and self righteous persons, why my un-knowledgeable thoughts should bother you so much is your own issue. If you have faith nothing I say can sway it.
Be mad, it doesn't change a thing. Feel sorry for me call me a heretic. It is not my concern. I wrote because the bland blanket statements of some others faith was annoying to me. So, now we are all annoyed I guess. Time to make grandpa dinner..See, nothing changes.
Don't bother telling me I have no right to expect god to "make the world a swell place for me personally" when that is what all religions sell ultimately. Either here or in the ever after, all justice will be true and swift, the transgressors punished and all the holy will sit in the presence of their god. I guess that is the best point of organized religion, what ever the question, angle or issue there is an answer, whether the one contradicts the other, it is there, what ever you want. If you want doom and gloom and despair you got it, if you want holy-ification of the known world you have got it. You can keep it.
I felt,it is wrong to assume everyone on this site is of a religious back ground. You don't have to be "one of the faith" to do care giving. Sometimes it just falls to who it falls to. In my situation everyone else has a life. Oh and half of them are born again christians and pentacostal.
Theological debate, why ? But it really doesn't change any thing. If, after all this, you know, life, I was way off and the story book tales of organized religion were correct, (Which religion pick one) well then I guess I was wrong and you can feel good about my being sent to the fires of hell. I notice, most of the religious people I have come across get as much satisfaction from the thought of the punishment of others, as for their own glorified righteousness in the end.
You believe what you will I believe what I will.
It is a win win for every one.
Love and Peace to all here,
Tks to all of you
I could get into apologetic, but that does not fit this thread nor the context of this site. I no longer feel like I have to correct everything or everyone that I don't agree with. If you want my view, I will tell you and if you want to know why, I'll enter into dialogue but not in a spirit of meanness. If you reject my view, then that's ok too, but I'll not stop relating to you out of love as a fellow human being.
I'm a Christian but I don't like religious; pious sounding platitudes. To just invalidate how someone is feeling or the realities of their suffering by saying 'well just put it all in God's hands" or I'm praying for you is mean when the drowning person needs some sort of active help like the boy who once told his mom how scared he was in a storm to which his mom said, don't fear God is here, and the boys said yeah but I want some flesh and blood.
she always remind me what the bible says . i always knew theres god ever since i was a little girl . i have seen things and heard things so i know there is god .
i would lose faith and gain faith back then when times were so bad i would lose faith and boy lord behold i would cry and ask lord to forgive me ,
dad always said things happens for a reason and nobody could understand it . im a true believer on that THINGS HAPPENS FOR A REASON .
i know abut the war and kids getting abuse and killed by thier parents etc . getting robbed , havin wrecks and all . why lord whyyy !!! thats one thing im shakin my head on those . why lord why ??
nobody knows why .
makes ya wonder if there is lord ? some would say nana . if theres god he wouldnt let those bad things happens .
well know what i finaly figured this out . we are on hell s earth . only thing thats heaven is my home and my own lit family ... stay away from the bad guys and stupidity people .
jsombeody . u know u dont have to go in deeper depresions . its ur home and u have every rights to make a happy home . its all up to u . gpa makin ur life living hell well he s one of the bad guy . kick his ass out !
GLORY TO GOD!!!!!!!!!
GOD put the earth in our stewardship. We are the ones that have F__ed it up!
Sorry you didn't understand the BIBLE.
I don't pray to make myself "feel" better. I pray for the benifit of others, but as sylvester said...you're too busy in your misery. Evidently you like it there because I see you taking no one's advise or guidance. If you are not willing to receive assistance.......
I CHOSE TO BELIEVE .
AND ITS DAMN IF HE DONT REPLY MY PRAYERS /
BUT ITS DAMN I DO STILL LOVE THE MAN ABOVE .
I HAVE ROOF OVER MY HEAD , I AM WARM IN WINTER
I HAVE FOOD IN MY REF . SO YES I DO GIVE A DAMN .
A MAN ABOVE ME PROVIDE THOSE FOR ME .
I PRAYED AND ASK HIM NOTTO TAKE MY HUSBAND AWAY FROM ME
WHEN HE WAS HAVIN 4 BY PASS OPEN HEART OPERATION .
HE KNEW I WOULD TURN MY BACK AGAIST HIM AN DGO DOWN THE WRONG PATH .
IT WOULDNT BE FAIR IF HE TOOK MY HUSBAND AND NOT MY DAD , I WOULD BE JUST LIKE U JSOMEBODY .
I TOLD YOU TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO . GET SOME HELP FROM HOME CARE NURSE TO COME IN AND DO UR DIRTY ASS JOB .
GET A SITTER TO COME IN AND GO DO WHAT U WANT TO DO FOR FEW HRS OR ALL DAY . HAVE UR MEAN ASS GRANDPA PAY FOR IT !
THERE ALL UR PRAYERS HAS BEEN ANSWERED .