Annoyances - page 2

I thought this was too precious to not pass on: "Where God wants me to be......" I happened to call a man on business that I didn't know and have not, nor will ever, talk to again. But this... Read More

  1. by   bagladyrn
    Audreyfay thanks for the reply. As I said I really didn't post it as argumentative, it's something I really do struggle with and wanted input from others. You are probably right though that it would simply degenerate into flaming, so if others think I should, I'll go back and delete my post. If anyone would truly like to give me their thoughts on this, they are welcome to pm me though so we can avoid unpleasantness. Cheerfuldoer, I'd love to have your thoughts on this as you strike me as one who has her head on straight about a lot of things.
  2. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by bagladyrn
    I'm going to interject something here. Please don't take it as argumentative or attempting to negate the positive message others get from this. This is something that has bothered me for a long time about "divine intervention" stories: If I am to accept that "God", "fate", or whatever higher power intervened to save these people, then I would also have to believe that this power chose not to intervene in the fate of several thousand other men and women, in essence condemning them. Just doesn't fit with the concept of a benevolent God to me. Just one of those late night philosophical questions that probably have no answer. I have the same problem with "miracle cure" stories - why this child and not that one?
    You're not the only won who struggles with the "God has a purpose for me, so He spared me and killed the rest" philosphy.

    It's not appropriate for this thread obviously to get into it. But just wanted to let you know I've strugged with that too.
  3. by   BMS4
    I believe that there is a reason for everything. Nothing happens by accident or coincidence. We are where we are suppose to be. Whether or not there's is a higher being controlling that or just the order of the universe, that is for everyone to decide for themselves. Ya'll have a wonderful day.

    AudreyFay, thank you for the post.
  4. by   Audreyfay
    There is no point in deleting posts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I also have struggled with some of the issues you speak of. You are not the only one. Some day we will have the answers?
  5. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Audreyfay
    There is no point in deleting posts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I also have struggled with some of the issues you speak of. You are not the only one. Some day we will have the answers?
    Who are you talking to Audreyfay? Was it me? I wasn't suggesting deleting any posts. I just was suggesting that I was not going to spoil your wonderful thread with a big debate, it's not appropriate.

    :kiss
    Last edit by Tweety on Jan 13, '03
  6. by   Audreyfay
    No....sorry....was referring to bagladyrn...who mentioned deleting her posts. Thanks for being sensitive to the topic of the thread. :kiss
  7. by   Audreyfay
    3rdShiftGuy
    In my heart Karen Carpenter sings forever.

    I agree....I miss her. Such an angel.
  8. by   AHRN
    Audryfay and everyone else, thank you for sharing.
    I too have struggled with this and do not know the answers to WHY. I try to trust that God knows more than I do and has a purpose I may not see for a long time if ever. I know good things have come out of some very tragic events.
    Please do not take offense at my opinions and thoughts. I highly respect everyone's opinions and you have all certainly made me think about my reasons for my opinions and beliefs.
  9. by   tattooednursie
    Originally posted by mkue
    Good stories. Annoyances, fate or are we all given a mission or purpose in life even if it's for a short time.

    atleast i know that I have a purpose on this buletin board!
  10. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Audreyfay
    No....sorry....was referring to bagladyrn...who mentioned deleting her posts. Thanks for being sensitive to the topic of the thread. :kiss
    Duh....probably would help if I had a little short term memory.

    It amazes me that after all these years I still love Karen, always will. I miss her too.
  11. by   bagladyrn
    No 3rdShiftGuy - not you - I had said in a previous post that if people found my question offensive I would gladly delete it. Again to all- I was not being insensitive- it was a sincere question and I thought since the subject came up, this would be an appropriate place to ask for input from those with a different outlook. I am sorry if I offended anyone.
  12. by   RNFROG3
    No offense bagladyrn. I think a lot of us that have any introspection have thought of that at least once if not a thousand times. I also don;t think it negates the beauty of what audreyfay was sharing. For me I do believe that those that are spared in any tragedy were spared for a reason. We may never know that reason. I don't believe it is a bad thing for those who died though the way they died was certainly a tragedy. Those who died weren't (in my mind ) victems of an angry God but rather precious children that he took when the devils(or evil men) took things into their own hands. I saw a picture on the net right after 9-11. It was the towers in flames and falling, souls of all the people were there in the air, and the clouds above had opened Gods hands were open and a message flashed that said" welcome home my beautiful children , We are together and you are well blessed." It was very hard to read at the time but it is the image that has stayed with me. Hope this helps somehow.
  13. by   Audreyfay
    Thanks RNFROG3. Tragedies are always hard to understand. I agree with the thought about ...."when the devils (or evil men) took things in their own hands"..... Thanks for sharing. My hubby is well versed with comforting words. I just listen.

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