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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:34 PM

1. Thank you for what you do, malaise! . . . btw, I would proceed Socratically, but with less than the

usual touch of Socratic acid.

Engage her personally and individually with questions; discover more about how she thinks that God thing might/could happen; offer whatever genuine respect you can for what she tells you; by questioning, look for a connection in her responses that would make it possible to ask her if God gave her the ability to reason because she wants her/the young lady to affirm her/the young lady's own commitment to truth by using her brain and its abilities like learning, knowing, and reasoning and, thus, FREELY choose her own commitment for God's will for her, rather than just have it more or less forced, or coerced, upon her by whatever happens. I'd be trying to get to the point that she was created (by whatever) to reason and reasoning can shape what happens, so if you believe in a God who would create in you the abilities to shape what happens, maybe that God WANTS you to use your abilities to freely shape what happens, instead of being like an im-mature non-entity on somekind of sugar tit of "grace".

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