This is a discussion on Why..... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding light on a perplexing situation I find myself contemplating. I have selected you ...
March 8th, 2007 02:16 PM
I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding light on a perplexing situation I find myself contemplating. I have selected you as a friend to aid me because you have known me for years and I value your opinion. Your religious experiences are varied and that is important to the problem I am faced with.
Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly random factors that affect all of our lives, sometimes without apparent rhyme or reason. We have seen some marriages dissolve over nothing and others grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have seen fate play a role in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs to them. We have all seen good people suffer great misfortunes while some people of low character thrive. In our lifetime, we have seen Churches and Religious institutions all around the world become revised, televised, energized and even scandalized. We are all well aware that a higher power has control of nearly all things.
Personally, I have stood in the doorway of a Seven Eleven in Denver, amid a shootout between the police and a gunman and walked away unscathed. On a golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man dead while those of us nearby were untouched. We all watched as Hurricane Katrina ravaged some areas of the coast and left other nearby homes standing intact. The enormity of these random and seemingly unfair applications of good or bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma.
I have studied sacred writings of all major religions searching for an answer, and now I pose the question to you.
I cannot fathom that the highest power in this universe could take Anna Nicole from us and leave Hillary behind...
March 8th, 2007 02:20 PM
March 8th, 2007 02:27 PM
March 8th, 2007 02:37 PM
I think Dennis Leary put it best when he said, "We live in a country, where John Lennon takes six bullets in the chest, Yoko Ono was standing right next to him and not one %@*^ing bullet!"
March 8th, 2007 05:20 PM
Only half the job was done. What I can't believe is that Anna Nicole stirred so much press for so long. If those clowns cared half as much when she was alive as they showed in her death she might still be alive.