God Doesn't Make Mistakes (WARNING: Contains horrific photo)

God's track record in making mistakes is long. Perhaps, the biggest happened early in his creative endeavors when he destroyed the world because his people were having a good time and ignoring him. Who needed the bother? He didn't get it right in first attempt. I would call that a major error, one that most Christians ignore.

Of course, I'm leading up to something and it is the number of posts saying "God Doesn't Make Mistakes" that hit my time line in any given week. Fiinally, I decided to give my Facebook "friends," including relatives my look at God's tally.

Since they are able to overlook their own "biblical" facts. (It's in their book) I decided to point it out to them along with a few other things. First, I just quoted a few lines from "All God's Mistakes" by Charles L. Bosk, which is piece of research dealing with birth anomalies from the stand point of the bearer of bad news. Speaking of his research, Bosk details the often difficult decisions that confront parents of newborns suffering genetic birth defects. While investigating the emotional as well as professional aspects of life altering circumstances, Bosk provides excellent technical discussion of prenatal diagnosis and early detection of diseases like spina bifida, sickle-cell and hemophilia. Then I inserted this:

Of course, I've been unfriended by family and friend, and you know what? I don't give a shit. These folks must live in a world of cognitive dissonance. On the other hand, they are unaware they been sold a bill of goods. And, I still don't give a shit.

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Comment by Loren Miller on October 13, 2015 at 8:51am

There's a further problem with that whole WWJD business, Michael.  A study done by Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago demonstrated pretty reliably that when people are talking about what they think their savior would have done, the same area of the brain is used as when they talk about their own intentions and actions!

Turns out, talking about how Jesus would do something is little more than an exercise in egotism.  Imagine that.

Comment by Michael Penn on October 13, 2015 at 8:13am

The religious sometimes ask "what would Jesus do?" I detest such conversation. There is no possible way to know what Jesus would do in any situation other than a very few bible examples. I can have no respect for any person that thinks god will feed, cloth, and shelter you just as he does the birds of the air. That wasn't viable then and it certainly is not now today. Then people have gall enough to declare Jesus was a "great teacher" even when they do not believe in his divinity.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2015 at 7:36am

Joan---I I probably lost a few so called friends and family members, but I decided to point how offensive I found their continual talk of Jesus and God. No there is no let's pretend at all. 

Comment by Loren Miller on October 13, 2015 at 7:09am

Pat, your last comment spoke volumes.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2015 at 6:55am

What sin could any parent have committed to be punished like this? It seems that there only a few moments when Christians come to there sense and blame their God for their ills. When tragedy happens, they ask why did he fail and even say they will not worship that God anymore, but within a short period of time they have been convinced that whatever tragedy or misfortune was God's will.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 13, 2015 at 6:09am

Daniel, if I had had a kid like one of those pictured and someone had said that to me, I'd pull a Buzz Aldrin on 'em faster than they could blink!  Indeed, never mind the parents, what CHILD deserves a punishment like that?

Answer: NONE.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2015 at 12:12am

Pat--That's the part I don't understand. How do intelligent, educated and modern people do exactly what they laughed about regarding our ancestors with totems, idols and spirits. As someone said, "The invisible and the non-existent look very much the same."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2015 at 12:11am

These photos reveal reality, tragic as it is. There is no "Let's Pretend" here. 

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2015 at 12:05am

Loren--Indeed, it is a complicated process with opportunity for disaster all along the way and even then that is no guarantee. By the way, I think God took the severance package long ago.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 13, 2015 at 12:02am

Daniel--I never thought about it like that. I had a friend that dated no woman unless she was taller than him. I always thought it strange, but maybe the same reasoning applies.

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