All Blog Posts Tagged 'suffering' (4)

The Impact Of Christianity On Western Culture

 
The Impact Of Christianity On Western Culture



My wish is to live in a society, where apistia, egalitarianism and Epicurus' principle of not harming and not to be harmed were the basis of a life in cooperation, justice, security, consideration and responsibility.    Only there is no such society.

Unfortunately people can free themselves from the childhood…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on November 23, 2011 at 5:59am — 2 Comments

Suffering, Prayer, and God's Will - negating the excuses for god

 

The following is a summary of a discussion I had with a theist or two over at Rational Response Squad after I made by story known and opened a discussion on the subject.  I had been feeling that the load of crap served up to vulnerable people at their most painful moments was too crass to ignore as a subject. Deaths and funerals are used as a platform for evangelizing, using people's grief and fear to fill the pews on…

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Added by Lana on September 15, 2011 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Suffering, Prayer and God's Will - Part 2

Having been a widow at 30 with two small children, I have experienced the christian response to suffering and death.  This is supposed to be the one point where all of this christian belief is vindicated -  where it all is worth it.  It was cold comfort to say the least.

There were so many people who wanted to help and they did so by praying.  I appreciated their desire to help.  Just not so much their way of doing it. I was still very much alone with our semi-private horror.  While…

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Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Suffering, Prayer and God's will

I ceased to believe in god when I finally let go of the idea that somehow suffering can be part of god's long term plan.  After quite a lot of other sh1t happening, my 30 year old husband of 10 years suffered permanent nerve damage to his lower spine due to cancer.  While he appeared to everyone else to be reasonably healthy, he was in fact unable to urinate.  He also lost sexual function and partially lost bowel function.  He had to self catheterize for the rest of his…

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Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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