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Posted Apr 4, '08 at 10:44pm

meeeeee

meeeeee

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well im very sad today my dog just died he was only 8 months old and i was thinking to myself y does he half to take animals or to me my family so early. Im more sad now than iv ever been so would someone pelase like to explain to me or help me understand or just say somthing nice. o and he got ran over if u must know i dident see it happen but my mom did.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 10:55pm

XCoheedX

XCoheedX

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Wow, I feel sorry for you. God didn't let this happen. He has set up the world, and just let everything take it's place. This is just something that happens, and I would not blame God.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 10:58pm

Sting

Sting

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Yeah, I don't mean to appear unsympathetic about the loss of your dog, but do not pull that foolishness that 'it was gods fault'. Everything on this earth will pass away at some point in time, whether you believe in a god or not.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:06pm

meeeeee

meeeeee

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i dont blame god i just want to know y he takes so early

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:14pm

meeeeee

meeeeee

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i thought god chooses when things die and how long they live.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:21pm

XCoheedX

XCoheedX

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He did not choose the happenings of our earth. He put it together, but he does not control any of us. People have free will, so God doesn't decide our actions. Some animals are just not smart. They do not have free will. They act on instinct, so he must of had a reason for crossing that street.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:29pm

Strop

Strop

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Coheed, I would remind you that humans are regularly killed crossing the street when they obviously shouldn't.

Theologically speaking, I thought that the more appropriate answer was that God's plan is working in everything- by definition it is perfect, only we don't understand it. This doesn't have to lead to resentment of God, so I don't see why you all have to "deny God's involvement"- this to me makes it look like you're defending God for the sake of preserving image. Unfortunately it also makes God look like a "whenever I feel like it" God, which seems a bit off to me.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:31pm

Strop

Strop

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Also, meeeeee, I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

I'll clarify: The way I understood it, God doesn't exactly control our lives, no. This is why people must assume they have free will. But God does have a plan; it is always perfect, it is always in action. One must strive to form a relationship with God so that they can appreciate and understand its workings better.

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:37pm

meeeeee

meeeeee

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ty guys

 

Posted Apr 4, '08 at 11:40pm

meeeeee

meeeeee

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it helps a lot and i just hope hes in a better place now.