(Closed) I don’t get why people say God is doing these things – VENT

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

And here I thought God had a hand in free coffee day (got a free latte this morning!)… guess it was just the coffee place after all 🙁

But seriously, I agree 100%; if God/He/She/It/etc really has my coffee preference in mind, I’d like to have a chat about priorities.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know, some people see God’s presence in the little things. it doesn’t show up on my facebook though.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

So that wasn’t just luck that got me all the green lights on the way into work today? Whoa.. But yeah, I agree with you too.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I totally understand what you are saying.  Some people relate every little thing that happens up to the holy workings of God.  What about good luck and coincidence?

But on the other hand, it isn’t really hurting anyone.  If these people are happy and want to express their gratitude by thanking God for every good thing, then is that really so bad?  I suppose expressing gratitude towards God is better than a bunch of Facebook updates cursing God and blaming him/her for evert little negativity in their lives.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Umm yeah, I totally don’t get it either. NO magical person in the sky had a hand in it, you just happened to be in the right place at the right time

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My mother would slap me if I ever said anything like that! haha

I’m Catholic and was always taught that you can only ask God for strength, peace, will power etc. He can give you the strength to get through tough times, or the spiritual tools you need. He does not, however, provide gameboys. (I learned that one the hard way)

I can see being grateful to God for the insight that helps you recognize the positive things on a tough day… but He’s not following you around lowering prices because He feels sorry for you. That just makes it look like you don’t realize how difficult some people have it. How about instead of thanking God for discounted lobster, thank God that you’re living a life where just running out to the store for food is even an option???

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had no idea He had anything to do with sales on seafood!  Good to know!  

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah bugs me too like if your god took the time to get you discounted lobster but let a child starve in Ethiopia then I want nothing to do with your god.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kate169:  I feel the same way!

I get annoyed when people “credit” God for something trivial – a sports win, a good catch, etc. It’s considered unacceptable to blame God for a loss or dropping a pass – but I see it as the same thing. If he has the power to make you catch a pass, wouldn’t he also have the power to make you drop it?

I guess I don’t mind if people thank God for the talents or abilities, but anything else more specific is silly, in my opinion. 

 

ETA: @Atalanta interesting point! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Personally, I wouldn’t be posting on FB about free things that God gave me, but I believe completely that He is in control of every little detail in my life. He is great enough that He has time for the little details in everyone’s lives. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper

I mean, I’m a Christian, and I definitely believe that things happen for a reason. But I can’t say that I attribute good deals at the grocery store to His provision. That’s my own savvy shopping. 😉

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MapleMoose:  Totally agree.  While I don’t agree with the sentiments that God gave you discounted lobster or free frozen yougurt, it isn’t hurting anyone else for some individuals to believe those things.  If it makes them happier and more fulfilled, more power to them.

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