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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:39 AM

Today has been a very socially challenging day...



First my Brother in law...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022290484


Now a Christian friend I have known for 40 years... I posted the following on Facebook today.

If you are a plumber and your neighbors drains leak. Don't PRAY that it gets fixed.. go fix it yourself. God wants your action more than he wants your prayers.

His reply was... I pray before I do most things.

I said...... Do you pray to see if God wants you to dive in to a lake to save a person drowning..

He said... If I feel God want me to seek his will.

I said .... I hope I am not swimming if you are in my proximity

He then deleted me as a FB friend.....

OH WELL.

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Reply Today has been a very socially challenging day... (Original post)
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 OP
Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #1
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #3
burrowowl Feb 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #4
Flying Squirrel Feb 2013 #5
cordelia Feb 2013 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2013 #6
vlyons Feb 2013 #8
el_bryanto Feb 2013 #9

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:52 AM

1. Ask him if he prayed to God for guidance in regard to your being deleted as his FB friend.

Then tell him that you are very confused and need his help. Tell him that you also prayed to God about responding to his response about the plumbing example. Let him know that God told you to offer to him the "I hope your not around when I am swimming" thing. Tell him that either he is praying to the wrong God or God is fucking with both of you,

Cheers!

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:55 AM

3. This ^^^^ roflmao, perfect. nt

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:55 AM

2. St. Benedict said

Pray as if everything depends on God
Act as if everything depends on you!

Or you can say a prayer while you act.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:58 AM

4. Not much into religion, but God sure takes a lotta crap.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:14 AM

5. Too true...

Once I wrote down a list of resentments against God and filled up a whole page in no time flat. Then I tried to write a list of resentments against Satan and came up with only three things: 1. Whatever 2. Doesn't exist 3. If he does he's a real bastard.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:33 AM

7. Yep.

For something that some here claim they don't believe in, they expend a whole lot of time and negative energy beating up on God and those who believe in Him.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:27 AM

6. I don't get it. First you post something claiming to know what God wants ...

Then you argue with someone who says a prayer before doing some activity.

Oh well, maybe God just likes to see people argue.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:46 AM

8. If you still want his friendship

tell him to not be mad at you and to refriend you on FB, also that you didn't mean to offend him if he took your comment that way. You're sorry that wasn't your intention. If he's a real Christian he'll forgive and refriend.

If he doesn't refriend you, then he wasn't much of a friend or a Christian and good riddance. And don't go back begging for him to be your friend.

If you don't want his friendship to start with, disregard all of the above and consider yourself lucky to have discovered this about him.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:50 AM

9. if you believe in God doesn't he want both our actions and our prayers?

I don't really understand the distinction - are you saying people shouldn't waste time praying?

Bryant

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