Had a friend over the other day. Talking about someone that was very sick, and is doing reasonably well for now. Our friend said," see, God takes care of good people." Oh REALLY?? I just let it go, my wife thought I was going to explode. People know that I think all that stuff is nonsense, but they say it, and send us e-mails anyway. Nevertheless, the big story here this week has been about an African American family, that was in a horrific car accident with a drunk driver. The wife survived...but the husband, and 2 young children were killed. This poor woman through her tears cried," I just want my family back!" It was one of the most heartbreaking things you will ever see...imagine losing your ENTIRE FAMILY in an instant. And guess where they were comming from....CHURCH !!! This was a God worshipping, fine family that was involved in the community, and church activities. I guess God didn't think these people were worth "taking care of." Maybe they had "sinned," or maybe God was just mad at them that particular day. Read an article in todays paper ( Saturday,7/18). A rabbi, and a priest answer questions people write in with about "faith and religion." I will give you a couple of quotes from the article. The headline is," No psychic needed to know about afterlife." The person writing in had lost her daughter 3 years ago at age 43, and lost her son 46 years ago when he was 3. She went to a "psychic," who told her that they were together in " heaven." ( WOW, WHAT A SURPRISE!!) Her question was, can a person grow older in "Heaven.? The Rabbi replied explaining to her the difference between "knowledge, and faith." I quote, " knowledge is what you can PROVE to be true. Faith is what you can TRUST to be true. Knowledge is the domain of science and philosophy. Trust and hope are the domain of FAITH and RELIGION. Some scientists claim they can disprove the existence of God, and insist that the "soul" ( which I STILL DON'T KNOW what it is, and no one has been able to explain to me in any logical terms what it is) is an illusion, with no material phenomena like love and courage. ( AMEN!!) Some religious people think that because something is quoted in their sacred scripture, it is, for that reason alone, true. or they believe that because a psychic tells them something about their deceased loved ones, or Heaven, that the psychic is telling them the truth about life and death." CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS BULLSHIT!!! Then the Rabbi goes on to say that he has a "mistrust for psychics, beacause they can't ( GET THIS!!!) PROVE THEIR VISIONS, and often manipulate their clients for personal gain." UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Now, the Rabbi is looking for PROOF for something that makes NO SENSE!!?? This is why people get caught up in these" " scams" where they lose all their money...because they have " faith" and "trust" that what the scammers are telling them is true, and having a belief that " God is going to take care of them." There is no logical, reasonably intelligent person that would ever accept faith and trust over proof when it comes to anything else. I'm sorry, but at the risk of sounding cruel, these people deserve whatever misfortunes they get. How can people actually believe this shit...I know I sound like a broken record, but it boggles my mind!!!
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