Also speaking of theology I'm having trouble swallowing (and probably related), more and more I am turned off by the way people use the word "blessed." Here are some examples and my commentary:
- "Oooh! The tornado didn't hit my house! I am so blessed!" Yeah, so what about your neighbor whose house was smashed? They weren't chosen by God for your special blessings?
- "I'm sure God will bless you with healing very soon." So... if I'm not healed I'm not blessed by God?
- (on the Amazing Race) "God, please bless us and help us get to the next pit stop before the other teams." Okay, so you winning has nothing to do with your own and others' ability to read a map or by sheer luck?
I'm not coming down on people who say things like "God bless you." A sincere one of those always means a lot. But ya never know what you're asking for when you say it. :)
Conversation Snippet of the Day:
Ann: oh, i still think God is good, i just don't think that means we get good lives (necessarily).
Meredith: oh definitely not. our lives on earth are pretty much crappiness incarnated.