Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on June 15, 2008, at 1:16:31
In reply to Re: (((((( Sad Babblers )))))), posted by ClearSkies on June 2, 2008, at 21:15:37
> I am torn between sadness and outrage and guilt for being torn. No one should be torn from us, not another single person.
Okay...maybe this belongs on the religion board, but I don't think so. This is theology mixed with the existential grief. Please don't get mad at me, or think I am putting anyone down or forcing my opinion on others. I've converted to Christianity not to 'belong' to anything, not to preach, but as part of the existential burning light. My favourite version of the Scriptures is Eugene Peterson's everyday language translation.
The Bible has many passages of times when people do get very angry at God (or whom you worship), as I struggle too.
Psalm 44 is a good example of that anger and struggle I get from many of you on here, in your grief and despair:
23-26 Get up, God! Are you going to sleep all day?
Wake up! Don't you care what happens to us?
Why do you bury your face in the pillow?
Why pretend things are just fine with us?
And here we areflat on our faces in the dirt,
held down with a boot on our necks.
Get up and come to our rescue.
If you love us so much, Help us!
9-12 But now you've walked off and left us,
you've disgraced us and won't fight for us.
You made us turn tail and run;
those who hate us have cleaned us out.
You delivered us as sheep to the butcher,
you scattered us to the four winds.
You sold your people at a discount
you made nothing on the sale.