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    Does God Exist??? Here's the answer

    Subject: Does God Exist?????????????

    This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and
    suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.
    A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard
    trimmed.
    As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
    They talked about so many things and various subjects.
    When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
    "I don't believe that God exists."
    "Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
    "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God
    doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?
    Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.
    The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he
    didn't want to start! an argument. The barber finished his job and the
    customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in
    the street with long stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked
    dirty and unkempt.

    The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he
    said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."
    "How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and
    I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
    "No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers do not exist because if they
    did there would not be people with long dirty hair and untrimmed beards,
    like that man outside."
    "Ah, but barbers do exist! What happens is that people do not come
    to me."
    "Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God too DOES
    exist! What happens is that people don't come to HIM and do not look for
    HIM. That is why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

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    right on...cool little story

    I def belive in God.....but I dont judge people that dont
    everybody has the right to belive in whatever they want...IMO
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    Lindsayc,

    Thanks for the story. But here is a question it raises: how do you explain when people are searching for God in their lives and invite God into their lives and still experience pain and suffering? What next?

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    What are you saying? If I had believed in god, gone to church and truly trusted in god, I wouldn't have broken my back.
    He would have reacted?

    Oh how I hate hearing things like this. It really provokes me. Is god that petty and self centered?
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    Moe,

    I... don't care about what I think ... you should just ignore my posts.

    I don't understand ... words.

    Paolo

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    Perhaps someone is seeking something more physical by asking for assistance from God? When they ask and invite, they expect something, something perhaps miraculous. Perhaps something happened, but it's just not what they expect, so they dont' see it.

    For me, I think of it as a choice. Something that really distinguishes humans, or anything with a so-called soul. People are given a choice, but by accepting or denying should that also mean loss of control? If someone should refuse to accept or believe should they be struck down? If that happened, why were we given an option?
    If someone should accept and believe, should they then be controlled and gifted by God? Again, if that happened, why were we given an option?

    Think of it like a guideline, or being taught by your parents.
    Mom says dont touch the fire, it's hot.
    Kid sticks hand in flames.. ouch! Life goes on.
    Kid doesn't do it? Life still goes on.

    Direct involvement or indirect. It's a matter of choice. Each individual is exactly that, an individual. What you can do, or not do is up to each individual.

    I experience pain everyday. I wish it would go away. Perhaps that I can accept it, or not is something that makes me stronger or even weak. I'd rather be happy then not, it's what makes me feel good.

    Anyway.. I probably said some things wrong, but, maybe not. in the end, it's still just your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solan
    What are you saying? If I had believed in god, gone to church and truly trusted in god, I wouldn't have broken my back.
    He would have reacted?

    Oh how I hate hearing things like this. It really provokes me. Is god that petty and self centered?
    You hit the nail on the head, if God will only help people who are loyal to him then he's no better then a human, in which case we all would be gods.
    Josh, C6 incomplete
    I'm not sad, I'm complicated. Chicks dig that.

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    Yes, but how do you explain those who are devoted to God yet still end up as SCI? Even after SCI, praying for a healing or a miracle does not make them up and walk again. If the story were to hold true, there would be no religious people with SCI. I say religious to include all religions, not limited to just Christians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solan
    What are you saying? If I had believed in god, gone to church and truly trusted in god, I wouldn't have broken my back.
    He would have reacted?

    Oh how I hate hearing things like this. It really provokes me. Is god that petty and self centered?
    also agree.. we were put here by God, smacked on the ass, and off we go. people are getting a SCI being religious or not... we (most) had ''accidents'' to get our SCI, and that's all it was... an accident. believing or not, we work hard with therapy and gain as much as we can, but not by the grace of God, but by our own determination and will.





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    here we go guys...



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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    here we go guys...



    i'm just gonna turn around and close the door
    Wait, Cali. I'm rolling through that day before you close it, too.

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