Thursday, June 08, 2006

"Amazing inspiration"

Amazing inspiration

"My name is Nick Vujicic and I give God the Glory for how He has used my testimony to touch thousands of hearts around the world! I was born without limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth "defect". As you can imagine, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles."

I find this extremely repellent.

If it's inspiring in any way, it's a testimony to the strength and resilience of the human spirit, not the sadism of some cosmic madman.

It's like praising Hitler for the Final Solution, because that meant the Jews came out stronger as a people.

Stockholm Syndrome is such a sad thing.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a brave new world come to life. You find it your duty to place value on a human life. Based on what? based on the quality of their life and not the fact that they have life. You are the one who sounds like hitler, why not start rounding up all the people who's lives you think aren't worthy to be lived, and finish them off, is that what you want?

Listen, life is precious no matter what the condition of it are, this guys is living proof. Every life, every moment, every breath is a gift and this guy has discovered that. Why would you despise him for that? You seem to be living proof that even the most privelaged of folk can be ingrateful mosters full of hatred and darkness.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

silence all who apose you, it's easier to plug your ears then to obey the truth, of course then you'll never hear whats coming your way.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agagooga, what is your vendetta? Such elemetry understandings of life are bread from ravid self obsorbsion with ones own well being. Life was not given to you just so you could look out for and please "number one", it was given so that you could invest it and bear fruit for your creater and spread joy to the lives of those around you.

If you face troubles in your life, so what, you're not the center of the universe. Take what you have and be grateful for it. WHy do you hate God? because you don't understand troubles, and pain? Listen, God doesn't want to make you comfortable, he wants to make you perfect. That may mean you need to be refined in the fires of life. As a christian I can rejoice when trouble come my way, not because i love pain, but because i know that from trials comes growth, and in the worst of all situations everything is teporary, this place is not my home, this world is not a play ground it is a battle field. God's economy is upside down. It is not of of this world. True joy comes from serving others not your self, true life comes only when you lay your life down, true self is descovered only afer denying your self, true salvation is earned only by addmitting to God that you can't earn it and recieving it as a free gift from him. The first will be last and the last will be first. Blessed are the poor, the morning, and the meek. If you don't understand this, then pray to God, humble yourself before him. Repent and put your trust in him and he will give a new heart, new desires and a mind capable of understanding the mysteries of christianity that are deemed foolishness by the worlds standards.

Friday, June 16, 2006 2:36:00 AM  
Anonymous (amazing) grace said...

I wonder what anonymous (Friday, June 16, 2006 2:36:48 AM ) does for a living. If the blessed are the poor, the mourning and the meek, then I'd rather not be blessed.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:52:00 PM  
Blogger quirK said...

This is exactly what Jesus meant when He said that the world will persecute His followers because it does not understand Him.

Many people are tempted to choose 80 years of pleasure-seeking than undertake 80 years of 'suffering' to acquire an infinity of pleasure. Please note that pleasure has 2 different meanings here, the latter being used to describe what most non-Christians will identify as 'spiritual epiphany', and even that is as imprecise as measuring an atom with a slide rule.

Agagooga, please understand that God did not will suffering upon that individual. Adam chose to eat of the fruit; and suffering is what God warned will befall the eater. So now you blame God for giving you free will?

If you were Adam, would you eat of the fruit knowing of the consequences? He ate of the fruit and now we are all in the same shit.

Jesus came to rescue us from the shit tank, but some of us (I admit, me included) choose to dive deeper into the tank.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm anonymous Friday, June 16, 2006 2:36:48 AM and for the record i am a 24 year old graphic designer.

Friday, June 30, 2006 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger A little bird atop the canopy said...

This is exactly what Jesus meant when He said that the world will persecute His followers because it does not understand Him.

If he existed, then he's simply egocentric.

Many people are tempted to choose 80 years of pleasure-seeking than undertake 80 years of 'suffering' to acquire an infinity of pleasure.

Please note that pleasure has 2 different meanings here, the latter being used to describe what most non-Christians will identify as 'spiritual epiphany', and even that is as imprecise as measuring an atom with a slide rule.

Which means there is probably no universal good?

Agagooga, please understand that God did not will suffering upon that individual. Adam chose to eat of the fruit; and suffering is what God warned will befall the eater. So now you blame God for giving you free will?

Right. The Chinese had a saying "It is good for women to not be knowledgeable." Perhaps all Chinese women should hark back to those dark old days without the right to equal opportunity of education again.

If you were Adam, would you eat of the fruit knowing of the consequences? He ate of the fruit and now we are all in the same shit.

So it is ok for a newly born baby to be punished for his father's crimes?

Jesus came to rescue us from the shit tank, but some of us (I admit, me included) choose to dive deeper into the tank.

If God were omnipotent, He would not need to "come" since he has always been "here". You contradict the definition of the Biblical God.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I do not know Nick at all, so I should not presume to say that he's a hypocrite. However, I too have found it repellant in many real-life instances whre people throw around phrases with "Glory" and "God" together, with reference to the things that have happened in their life.

However, I think that's not the point you're making anyway.

Over here, you're blaming God for this man's original condition. Well, at least he didn't. It's easy and convenient to tag blame all things that we see are wrong on God. But perhaps we need to think deeper than that.

It's easy to asssume that this man's condition is God's fault since this man was BORN that way.

For example, a baby born with an Aids defect, is it really God's fault? Bearing in mind that Aids is mainly the result of sexual immorality. Even if it's not on the part of its own parents, can we really deny that Aids is being propagated more and more widely) as a result of man's own folly?

Also, we cannot assume that God does not have greater purposes for people like him. That causes him to look beyond the pains in his life. Don't we all have pains in out life, albeit most would say ours are nothing compared to this man's pains?

Lastly, beyond intelluctual musings is the call to follow Him which is the challenge that still stands today for us.

Nthday

Friday, November 17, 2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Agagooga said...

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/mark_vuletic/five.html

Beyond intellectual musings and the bounds of objective reality is also the call to follow Scientology.

Friday, November 17, 2006 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

No idea what Scientology is exactly, though I've heard of it.

By the way, are you trying to label me? X D

God calls us to repent of our sins, not to muse upon them. Nor of the sins of others. Least of all to muse on the "sins" of God!!

He gave us commands to follow, to lead us out of the darkness. Like a path.

I would consider it wise to just take it to come into the light rather than to keep wondering in the dark. (Pun intended)

For me, I've come to realise the futility of excessive philosophising. (New word?) Suffice to say that I think I've been down that road sufficient times before, through my own as well as the arguments of non-Christians. Most of my doubts have been cleared through seeking, knocking and finding. In fact I am, more and more, choosing to embrace reality (the way things are), and truth (the way to life). By His mercy.

I also notice that sometimes we as humans create doubts for ourselves so as to justify our own sinful ways to ourselves. You may not be that way, but I think it's a generally true statement.

Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:45:00 AM  
Blogger Agagooga said...

If Hitler told you to kill Jews, would you? Blind acceptance of authority is a sure route to manipulation.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire.

Ignorance may be bliss, but knowledge is power.

Saturday, November 18, 2006 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all for more knowledge. But as the Chinese saying, "every mountain level has another higher still". Our knowledge is not perfect yet.

However, I am always one for more knowledge.

Ignorance indeed is not bliss. Knowing more can help us in many ways. I do not blindly submit to authority. Organised religion has a bad rep. I believe it's justified.

Which is the usurped authority that is causing mayhem in religion? Man's claimed authority or God's actual authority?

Sunday, November 19, 2006 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger Agagooga said...

Both could be bad, but since there's no way to tell what your god's authority really is, we can't say, can we?

Sunday, November 19, 2006 9:58:00 AM  

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