Will you put it on the blog, please.
UHH 8:26 It's on the blog !
Thank God! But let's not lose sight of how the boy was left outside unattended by his parents. I heard a news report that said the 2-year-old was outside alone for 20 minutes before anyone went to check on him while the parents tended to ant bites on the 4-year-old brother (did the older brother get into ants because he was outside playing with no adult supervision? The news report didn't say, but it sounds pretty fishy...) I have a 5 year old and a 7 year old, and I would never let them play outside unless I could see and hear them at least through the window (and I usually just go outside with them). I would never go 20 minutes with them gone from my sight and out of earshot. That little boy must have been so scared for 3 days!
Please stop 12:51am!! If you have children, you must have had a least a few near misses when something bad could have happened & didn't. If your children are very old, then there had to be times when you found them w/something or somewhere that they didn't belong & something bad could have happened. Thank God it didn't! Don't bash others who weren't so lucky. If your children are young, be careful not to be so critical. Never say never. There but for the grace of God go I. I would hate for you to learn that the hard way.Let's just be happy & celebrate for the family instead of thinking that people deserve all the bad things that happen to them.:)
Geezzzz!You people who are thanking God must be TRULY pissed off that God allowed 3 children to be drowned and a fetus to be cut from its mother's body after she was murdered. Oh wait, that would be an indication of you possessing OBJECTIVE reasoning skills, never mind. Just a suggestion; you people who worship such a mean spirited, arbitrary, heartless God who would abandon and deliver the most defenseless of “His” children into the hands of a murderer might want to either reexamine YOUR understanding of “God” or pick a new “God.”Thank goodness for the dedication and caring of the men and women who kept looking until they found the little boy who was lost due to the negligence/stupidity of his caretakers/parents.Yep, I just teed it up by posting MY unvarnished opinion all the while using BOLD and ITALIC html tags. BRING IT!
Mzchief--think for a second. A God who controls our lives the way you would desire, would make you merely a puppet--something you would not like!! You miss the MAIN point in the Christian belief--that God created us with FREE WILL--so that our love for Him would be a true expression, not just an action of an automated robot. People do evil things every day, and that, unfortunately, is their free choice--but it is not approved by God. Your rejection of God is based on an extremely shallow and superficial interpretation of theology and beliefs. Your typical statement of "God is bad because He allowed such and such to happen" is painfully trite.
mzchief, I normally don't agree with your postings but this time I'm with you 100%. All of the the Jesus freaks need to get a life.
MzChief - have you been drinking?? Because you really arn't making much sense.
Thank God for Mzchief!! :)
Mz- I normally find your posts and sense of humor witty but not this time. I think you have a complete misconception of GOD . The world is full of sinners just like you and me and the woman that killed those innocent children. God has a purpose and a plan for each of us and sometimes we may not agree with it but I assure you that God knows what he is doing. You probably do not understand this if you don't have a relationship with Him . Look back in the Bible if you own one. Nowhere in there does it promise a perfect and painless life. Earth is not perfect but Heaven will be. I also do not agree with your comments on the mother whose child wandered from home. You are always so quick to judge others. Your self proclaimed perfect life is not convincing.
To anonyNOTHING 9:55...First and foremost I do NOT reject God. I do however reject the simplistic caricature and humanized version of the "God" most people worship.Using your humanized understanding of God then how canGod EVER deserve the credit for the GOOD actions of ANY human since we all have "free will" and NOT be equally responsible for the BAD actions of humans with "free will." If your explanation has ANYTHING to do with the fight between God and Satan for the human soul then you will be ceding the point that God is NOT all-powerful and can get "His" arse kicked by Satan.Here it is in a nutshell…Even if GOD gave HUMANS the ability to determine their REALITY there is NO way GOD is truly responsible for ALL aspects including GOOD and BAD of HUMAN reality because it is the ACTIONSof HUMANS that determine whether or not their REALITY is GOOD or BAD..HUMANS create the reality in which HUMANS live. I truly believe that God hears ALL prayers and that often times the answer to the prayer is "NO" but NOT because God refuses to intervene but because a HUMAN has made a choice that does NOT allow for the answer to be "Yes".People need to get away from worshiping the "God" figure of the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. People still think that if you piss off “God” you are in deep poop and if you suck up in just the right way EVERYTHING will be sunshine and unicorn farts FOREVER. That belief and understanding of "God" is both WRONG and IMMATURE. GOD is NOT sitting around awaiting the right/wrong prayers/gifts so as to be either benevolent or vengeful. There have been and are BILLIONS of people who have live and have lived truly GOOD and HONOURABLE lives who have NEVER known YOUR “God.”
MZchief - There have been and are BILLIONS of people who have live and have lived truly GOOD and HONOURABLE lives who have NEVER known YOUR “God.” You are correct but you forget to mention the fact that those billions are now burning in the pits of HELL.
To anonyNOTHING 10:41...If you HONESTLY believe it was God's "purpose and plan" for those children to be murdered and truly disagree with my assertion that ANY parent who leaves a 2 year old child unattended in an unsecured area with fire ants is either NEGLIGENT or STUPID makes me believe YOU are of severally diminished mental capacity and makes me wonder WHO boots up your computer.To heck with my being nice…..10:41…YOU’RE a freaking nut-job!
To anonyNOTHING 11:21...So says YOUR book of “Holy” Myths and Fables according to YOUR vengeful "God" and ALL the old men with personal agendas who spew that brand of fear and hate.
AHEEMMMMMBut I think you might be the nut job. Call me what you want. People make mistakes and God does have a plan for everyone.
12:31 AM here again, to 7:57AM and 8:58AM... I still say anyone that lets a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old play outside unattended - - then goes off and leaves a 2-year-old outside alone without checking on him for at least 20 minutes (I'll bet it was longer) deserves at least one visit from CPS. I have had some close calls with my children, even while supervising them. Stray dogs have chased my children around their own yard while I was outside just a few feet away - - but I was there to chase the dogs away before anything bad happened. Accidents can happen right before our eyes, but we should at least TRY to provide proper adult supervision! This kid was 2-years-old in a diaper outside alone for 20 minutes or more! Are you seriously going to justify that?
Can't we all just be friends and love oneanother and make love to each other ?
To anonyNOTHING 9:55...Would you please attempt to explain the "free will" part of YOUR religion to anonyNOTHING 10:41 who reads your book of Myths and Fables and believes humans are just puppets to fulfill YOUR "God's" "purpose and plan."Thank you!To anonyNOTHING 10:41/11:50...Sooooooo, what you are saying is that if it was YOUR 2 year old who had been left unattended in an unsecured area with fire ants that wandered off and was lost for 3 days from a day-care facility you would just chalk it up to a "mistake" that was all part of "God's" "plan and purpose" and NOT sue for negligence or attempt to have the day-care facility held responsible? Yeah! Right!
MZCHIEF - I am afraid you are too intelligent to see the truth. I am not bashing you, truly I am not. People who are so capable in and of themselves can never admit their desperate position relative to an all-powerful God. Why are we not simply happy that the child was found - we hear so few "happy endings" in these stories -- why look for a villain?
So is it that you guys just believe that God is calling the shots because you don't feel like thinking..?? Or do you really believe that shit?Everyone creates their own reality..that is what you call your "FREE WILL"DUH.
To anonyNOTHING 1:20...Please note I made this comment at 8:59..."Thank goodness for the dedication and caring of the men and women who kept looking until they found the little boy who was lost due to the negligence/stupidity of his caretakers/parents.My disagreeing with how most Christians perceive God has NOTHING to do with me knowing "the truth." It has EVERYTHING to do with me NOT buying into the Christian's version of "the truth."Incidentally, I have made it a principal part of my life's journey to study EVERY known major religion, past and present and I have unwavering respect for the tenets of most of these religions. However, I have an equal amount of distain for the men and the occasional woman whom throughout history bastardized those tenets. I actually have tremendous respect and understanding of the INFINITE power and UNCONDITIONAL love GOD has for humans. GOD has provided humans everything HUMANS need to create an idyllic reality and has LEFT it to humans to create the reality in which humans live. Though GOD has left humans to create their reality GOD has NEVER abandoned a single human.Just a note...I NEVER take offense to the things posted on Barry's blog even when they are directed at me and are rude or mean-spirited. I believe that ALL people are ALWAYS doing their very best at EVERY moment, unfortunately it is NOT always their PERSONAL best! In addition, the malignant comments people make are either hysterically funny in that they highlight the moronic nature of SOME people or tragically pathetic and epitomize the disgustingly base nature of SOME people. Regardless of which it is reading those types of comments is somewhat akin to watching “The Simpson’s” and learning what NOT to do if you want to enjoy a pleasant and successful life.
Ditto, MZ, ditto.
Basically...it all boils down to your OWN personal relationship with God and your own understanding of Him. Whatever works for one may not work for another. That is why we should never try and force another to believe the same.It's all about Love.
anony 7:54..it's nice to read an anony comment that isn't attacking someone for once... congrats for warming my fuzzy little heart.
What about 12:07 mouse ?
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