Personal Opinion: t...

Personal Opinion:

This is absurd. Religion frightens me. It's fine if you feel you  need that kind of emotional crutch to fucntion in society, but keep it the **** out of my face.

There is no "devine plan".  Life is what you make of it. It's the effort you put into developing yourself, your knowlegde, your skills and your personality. Not some "omnipotent being" pupperteering you to do what they think is best. If you aren't willing to expend the energy to better yoruself then you don't deserve success or failure.

karag karag
18-21, F
2 Responses May 28, 2007

Who is in whose face? The experience is "wish I knew God's plan for me." If you don't wish it, why come into this group and post a comment like this, full of insults and so on? Odd.<br />
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I believe God's plan for me involves exactly the things you mentioned: developing myself, my skills, my knowledge and my personality. How would pulling strings--divine puppeteering, as you put it--help with my growth? That's absurd. Growth is the ob<x>jective. I expend a lot of energy bettering myself--but my concept of what is better is shaped by my faith. For example, I believe it is better to forgive than to hold a grudge, although it's a heck of a lot easier to be ticked off at someone, and even if it might seem they deserve my anger.<br />
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And as far as crutches go, yes, at difficult times my faith does hold me up, and I prefer it to some of the other crutches people use to deal with pain, loss, grief, etc--but most of the time it's more of a challenge than a crutch, because it requires me to be a better person than I would be otherwise.

Said with conviction and seconded by any logically minded person.