13 thoughts on “Sometimes it hurts

  1. Fucking spot on…

    Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc, etc….why do you insist on continuing with these sick delusions about your invisible sky-fairy?

  2. To me, this image exemplifies the crisis of faith that many people whose belief is in an all-powerful and loving God come to face at some time in their lives. To anyone who has never held such a belief, it can be hard to understand just how difficult such a crisis can be. It either dissolves faith entirely, or makes it stronger, but either way, it can be a devastating emotional experience.

    Refusing to acknowledge the question doesn’t make it go away, but may, in fact, be a necessary step on life’s spiritual journey.

    Respect.

  3. “Why does God allow evil to exist and bad things to happen?” is a classic question in theology and has generated many a treatise.

    Jay Hovah: If you want to use it as an excuse to bash religious people, you could at least be polite about it.

  4. “Why does God allow evil to exist and bad things to happen?” is a classic question in theology and has generated many a treatise.

    Jay Hovah: If you want to use it as an excuse to bash religious people, you could at least be polite about it.

    Why do you insist on continuing with these sick delusions about your invisible sky-fairy, please?

  5. Well, I suppose that has less vitriol. I assume it is a rhetorical question? After all, it doesn’t sound like you have an open mind. Which is funny. Usually the stereotype is the other way around.

  6. I don’t argue with the insane Alexy…and no, I can’t be more polite about the batshit crazy.

    Have a nice day.

    (does that help?)

  7. Geez, dude, Alexy’s insane … what … because he knows about a “classic question in theology?” Because he doesn’t feel it’s right to bash religious people? Unless you’re a friend of Alexy’s and you’re just messing around here, you don’t know whether or not Alexy is a theist, an atheist or what. Lots of atheists learn about theology to better argue their points, and lots of atheists don’t feel a need to bash anyone.

    Just sayin’.

  8. Loltheist: this pic has stayed with me for months now. According to common Quaker belief, there is in every human something of god. I know the idea is to look at the child and say, how horrible why would god let that happen, but the cap utterly destroyed that for me. That firefighter embodies everything loving and unselfish that could be called godly. I saw the cap and said, Right there!! Look!

    But I’m a nutball anyway. Quakers are generally regarded in that light 😉

    Thanks.

  9. pdqinky: Interesting. Taking that into account, the picture could be taken two ways. In one, it has a “There is no such thing as a loving god if he could let this happen” connotation, but looked at another way, it could be seen as saying something like, “The loving god you can’t see is embodied in the love this fireman displays.”

    Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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