Comments: "Your belief might be insulting..."

While the events of the Holocaust were horrible the lesson to mankind is positive. Treat others with the same kindness and respect that you would expect. Most people who have unmet needs are held back by repressive governments, personal ignorance or societal customs. Some have beliefs that inhibit their abilities to meet their needs, others do not.
What is insulting is the belief that anyone who has faith in a superior being guiding their lives is insulting to those who do not.
We are blessed that we still have a degree of freedom of choice, we can exercise that choice by not casting dispersions upon those who believe or whining about someones unmet needs. We all have our needs and aspirations but for those who believe, God helps those who help themselves. I do not consider myself a religeous person but I've had enough experiences to convince me that we are not alone. I chose to come to this site instead of some athiest's site.

Posted by Jack at December 12, 2004 12:14 AM

Hmph. Yet another knucklehead who confuses "wants" with "needs"...

I have a lot of things that I THINK I need, but, in reality, don't. A "need" is something completely different. Christians know this. Secular Humanists don't.

Good response, Mama. As usual.

Posted by the Humble Devildog at December 12, 2004 11:14 AM

Great posts, Mama, both of them and I agree with Jack and Humbledog. I'd add that, IMO, that things happen for a purpose. I recall when my Mother was dying I questioned why. She looked at me and smiled and said there was some purpose for her to have gone through what she did. She said she didn't understand it but she accepted it. I believe now if her death hadn't happened when it did I wouldn't have been where I needed to be, in many ways, to meet my husband. I think she was right. That doesn't mean I'm a doormat for life and let myself be abused, etc. It means when things happen that are completely beyond my control I can "let go" and not drive myself insane trying to understand why. Gah, going to bed before I get more incoherent! lol

Posted by ElizabethM at December 12, 2004 08:48 PM

Some People get insulted too easy ,and should spend more time on there unmet needs.
We all have unmet needs which somehow get met.Being insulted takes no effort and shows a lack of grace.

Posted by NeilVanEerde at December 14, 2004 02:06 PM

The gifts I'm most thankful for; integrity, determination, forthrightness and a discerning eye, and my faith (and, let's not forget my family and my friends), were all achieved/acquired/strengthened through adversity.

I am only guessing here, but I would suppose that those who suffer the most, such as the victims of the holocaust, are more profoundly aware of the blessings they've seen in their lives, than those who simply pass through unchallenged. Their memories of family and friends would have remained intact, even when all else had been stripped away.

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