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#21 Mar 31, 2012
chill out pls wrote:
<quoted text>Why blame God for the bad?.. There is no bad in God
But there is bad, no? Who would be held responsible for it?

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#22 Mar 31, 2012
karmalyzed wrote:
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Why must we "blame" anybody for the bad? when things go wrong in OUR lives what is suppose to happens is that WE are suppose to take a step back and look to see what RESPONSIBILITY that WE played in that which went wrong and see what we can change in our lives to ensure that we do not make the same mistake again. That is how one matures and grows as a human being ( of course some people do not do this and that is why they never become successful in life...they always play the blame game... it is always someone elses fault that they can't get to where they wish to be, or that something didn't work as they wished it to ) Blame is probably the number one cause of poverty and lack of success in today's world. ON the other hand... Taking responsibility is probably the number one reason people reach success.
Ok, but the question was stated that so many people give the credit to God for their success....so taking no responsibility for it themself, how do they become successful?

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#23 Mar 31, 2012
This beautiful Spring day.

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#24 Mar 31, 2012
Split Lickety wrote:
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Ok, but the question was stated that so many people give the credit to God for their success....so taking no responsibility for it themself, how do they become successful?
Have you not heard of the serenity prayer... that pretty much sums it up!

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#25 Mar 31, 2012
The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.

Proverbs 3, 5-6

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#26 Mar 31, 2012
The key words there are... courage to change the things I can

You see when bad things happen, many times people get so caught up in the blame game that they just give up and they lack the courage to even try to do anything about it and that is where their lives take a turn for the worse. If we rely on the Lord to direct our paths and muster up the courage to trust in HIM and then take responsibility for our own lives and get out there and do our very best knowing that God has our backs... well nothing is impossible and success is inevitable if given enough time and effort.

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#27 Mar 31, 2012
karmalyzed wrote:
The key words there are... courage to change the things I can
You see when bad things happen, many times people get so caught up in the blame game that they just give up and they lack the courage to even try to do anything about it and that is where their lives take a turn for the worse. If we rely on the Lord to direct our paths and muster up the courage to trust in HIM and then take responsibility for our own lives and get out there and do our very best knowing that God has our backs... well nothing is impossible and success is inevitable if given enough time and effort.
This is exactly what I'm talking about. Trust in God, and the good will come ie god is responsible for the good. But the bad that happens is something we as individuals must take responsibility for. How could you trust in God, who is then supposed to have your back, and all the while horrible things happen to you and well c'est la vie. Some very pious people have incredibly tough lives. The strength to deal with it isn't a gift from God, not having a horrible run of things in their life while still staying faithful through the hardship would be. Goes right back to what I was saying in my question without actually answering it. God works in mysterious ways is not an end all be all solution or excuse for horrible luck or bad people doing bad things, no matter how much people want it to be.

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#28 Mar 31, 2012
Split Lickety wrote:
The point is, if you give God the glory for all the good in your life, where is the blame for all the bad? If you need to thank God for the wisdom for learning from mistakes, why not question that you weren't made wise enough to not make those mistakes to begin with?
It'sthe old adage..You must live and learn from your mistakes to become wiser, thus never making them again. You were born with the Gift of Reasoning, so if you made the same mistake twice, you were not for the wiser of it..were you? Wisdom comes from learning the do's and don'ts of life, your life not another's.So any wisdom you feel that needs to be passed down, will be from your life's experiences, no one else. So, it's like our parents telling us to back away from bullies or we could get hurt. But your experience may be to just stand up to them, letting them know you are not afraid of them..so YOUR wisdom would be, NOT to run away from a fight, it builds self-esteem. With our parents advice, their wisdom would be, Why get hurt if a fight can be advoided? We all make our own choices in life...Wisdom is achieved by your interacting in these choices..ROCK ON!

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#29 Mar 31, 2012
As long as people are not too fatalistic with things and rely on God for everything, then that's fine.

Organized religions are used to control the masses. As long as people don't get sucked into their manipulating, devious ways, then having some faith in God is alright.

Many people who are fanatics of religion tend to lose common sense. Indoctrination from religion can be harmful as this hinders people from thinking outside the box.

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#30 Mar 31, 2012

You folks'll have to be a little more specific...


http://www.godchecker.com/

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Today's Top Ten* Gods and Goddesses for Sunday 1 April 2012

1st: LOKI (Norse)
2nd: ODIN (Norse)
3rd: APOTAMKIN (Native American)
4th: FATES (Greek)
5th: HATHOR (Egyptian)
6th: ATLAS (Greek)
7th: ZEUS (Greek)
8th: ARES (Greek)
9th: CRONUS (Greek)
10th: THOR (Norse)

* "The Holy Hit Parade is based on the number of hits each God receives in our Pantheon section.. This is all done automatically with no humans involved."

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#31 Apr 1, 2012
Split Lickety wrote:
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This is exactly what I'm talking about. Trust in God, and the good will come ie god is responsible for the good. But the bad that happens is something we as individuals must take responsibility for. How could you trust in God, who is then supposed to have your back, and all the while horrible things happen to you and well c'est la vie. Some very pious people have incredibly tough lives. The strength to deal with it isn't a gift from God, not having a horrible run of things in their life while still staying faithful through the hardship would be. Goes right back to what I was saying in my question without actually answering it. God works in mysterious ways is not an end all be all solution or excuse for horrible luck or bad people doing bad things, no matter how much people want it to be.
I really don't know how else to explain this to you to make you understand it because you seem to be stuck on the fact that God makes bad things happen and that just is not the case. We humans make our own mistakes and we humans must learn to take responsibility for those mistakes. Of course we also must learn to deal with things that we have no control over as well like the weather.. i.e. tornados, hurricanes etc.

My grandmother said it best when I was a child:

life is like speedbumps. If you've driven through a fancy neighbor hood and wanted to get to the back where all the big beautiful houses were you had to cross a lot of speed bump to do so. And when you crossed those speed bumps you had so slow down, but when you slowed down you noticed the houses, children, cars and lawns around you. That is what happens in life, each time we are faced with a crises/mishap it is a speedbump and we are forced to slow down and in that process we start to notice the things around us. Priority's are put into perspective and blessings come to light.

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#32 Apr 1, 2012
Husker D wrote:

You folks'll have to be a little more specific...

http://www.godchecker.com/
"...more Gods than you can shake a stick at! "


* "The Holy Hit Parade is based on the number of hits each God receives in our Pantheon section.. This is all done automatically with no humans involved."
This is exactly why I often preface my declarations with "Thank whichever deity or deities is most appropriate for your upbringing, race, color, creed or sexual preference."

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#33 Apr 1, 2012
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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This is exactly why I often preface my declarations with "Thank whichever deity or deities is most appropriate for your upbringing, race, color, creed or sexual preference."
Yes! Short, sweet, and to the point.

Much better than this catch-all:

http://web.me.com/mikeoconnell1/SEHS/Disclaim...

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#34 Mar 24, 2013
Thank God for Planet Earth,...

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#35 Mar 25, 2013
Thank You for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you LORD for everything.

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