Post by snow on Apr 1, 2020 13:55:51 GMT -5
Agree and can relate with the frustration. , when hearing that phrase at the most inappropriate situations , and contexts , but realize oftentimes it’s just said as empty words or appearance of “godliness “ or whatever .
If you drill down , even a little , most anybody really doesn’t have THE “perfect” answer , so we just “ say” stuff . Crazy , but everybody seems to do it to some degree ? News anchor , last night after announcing horrible story “ we are with you “ etc. No , you’re not , you just said that . You can’t and won’t be .
I guarantee you I do it , and likely don’t recognize it . Virtue signalling is somehow in our human physche?
Of course , there are ALSO many scientists and health care people working on this disease , that are also believers . I know some that would talk like that , but are , at the same time , ToTALLY committed and doing all they can with the strength and talents they have to help .
Criticism of them , with their particular beliefs or unbeliefs , would probably come from sources who don’t know them personally and are prejudiced towards a certain “group “ that they happen to be a part of . So it is .
Do you really believe that when a Christian says Thank God when it was clearly another human that accomplished it or helped them that they are 'just saying it' and not really believing it? From what Nathan has just posted and Wally too, they do believe that all things good should be credited to God. When Nathan's landlord very nicely let them not pay rent he thanked God for making the landlord do the right thing. It's that kind of stuff that I find so frustrating and sad even. We negate the good that others do when we insist it's god that did it. It's baffling to me that my relatives are saying that God is great and sovereign and he has the world in his hands for this pandemic and not even considering that if God is so great and actually cared wouldn't he have not allowed it to happen in the first place. But then we are told that it wasn't God that started the pandemic it is Satan's world and he is to blame and we are too because we are all sinners and ..... The justifications for how great this God is just go on and on and so does the negating of all the good that humans do for each other. Our front line hospital staff are working endless hours, putting themselves on the line to save as many as they can and are also contracting the virus and dying because of wanting to be a help to others. But still I'm hearing about how great God is for saving those who recover. It very depressing and frustrating to see how people give no credit to those who are helping and in turn giving it all to God.