Archive for September, 2006

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What God wants

September 21, 2006

My Dad pointed me to this post which pointed me here.
I love picking on the prosperity doctrine, not for any other reason really then it’s part of the hurt I experienced over a year ago now.  I mean I’m sure there’s issues with the theology of it, but I can’t discuss that, not until I’ve read enough to unpack it.  But here’s the question that’s asked.  Am I different from these preachers I make fun of and pick on?  Is the reason I’m so often mad at God because I want him to do my will?  I believe it was CS Lewis who said there are two kinds of people in the world.  Those who say to God, “Your will be done” and those to whom God says, “alright then, have it your way”.  The problem we all face is that God’s way doesn’t always make sense.  Sometimes it seems downright counter to what we’d want.   We love to talk about how God will fix all our problems and make our lives interesting, or happy, or just plain good while ignoring how Paul got beaten a large number of times for doing God’s will or how Job lost everything, and didn’t even get a reason for it.  I’m wondering how long I can hold out, I constantly feel like if I surrender to God, I’ll lose out on what I want.  But if God let’s me have it my way, I’ll be missing out on what he’s got for me.  Some things I’ll have to think about.

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Democracy

September 18, 2006

No quotes.  No sources.  Just balls.
I’ve been thinking, and I’ve been wondering if we need to rethink dictator and totalitarian.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t it seem that some people just can’t do democracy?  I would say Iraq is a case in point, though not completely.  In Iraq the US has been attempting to create a democratic society of equality, justice, and freedom.  (I’ll have to think about my use of these words, but that may be a later post).  I think most of us can agree that these are pretty good things.  But let’s look at what’s happening.  Different militias and sects have taken this new, less brutal attempt at governance as weakness and are now attempting to destroy this nation.  It’s not just Muslim against American, but Shiite against Sunni against American against Kurd.  So here’s the question.  If Saddam hadn’t been bent on destroying America and killing his subjects wouldn’t he have been a safer bet?  An iron fist and an iron will may be the only thing that keeps some people in line.  I think we have to look at other countries and believe that if the people truly want freedom they’ll take it.  The US is the obvious example, as is Gandhi for India.  And this is the fundamental idea that only once a people earnestly believe for themselves in democracy and freedom will they truly be able to have it.

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No quotes. No sources. Just balls.

September 17, 2006

From now on when I write with this as the first line it’s because that’s exactly what I’m doing.  Essentially I’m just writing my mostly uninformed thoughts down.  With no quotes, no sources, just the balls to think that I have something to say.

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I’m back!

September 14, 2006

Greetings,

I’m back on here, not sure why, well I am sure.  I’m now at Augustine College and I’m being forced to think.  Being both vain and believing that I think thoughts that matter, I decided to subject those who stumble across here to my thoughts.  As well, I’ve been reading blogs by a buddy of mine named Dave, there will be stories here soon.  Happy trails.