Posted by Gabbette on June 26, 2008, at 22:00:46
In reply to Re: =======((((((((((((P.M.A.)))))))))))=============, posted by Sigismund on June 26, 2008, at 3:05:14
I agree, and what a thought provoking post.
I have felt that the idea of "there's a reason for this happening to me in my life" is actually an indulgent western and anthrocentric view. Especially when considering the atrocities that people are subject to.
I saw Oprah interviewing Eli Weisel years ago, and I'll never forget his reaction when she asked
"But do you believe that there was a reason that you were chosen for this, that you were saved from the Holocaust to tell the tale perhaps?" (Oprah I love you, but you fall for **every single one **of those pink and green cushy covered books of comfort and spirituality)
I could tell that Weisel was trying to maintain his composure, and he very firmly said "NO There were far better people than I who could have been saved" End of that topic right there.
In another documentary. He also said "If God had a plan for the holocaust then I no longer have a God"
I think finding meaning in what has happened is the gift, but it's a very personal journey.
Wow I really went off on a tangent..