Ed's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

Suffering is therapeutic. Really?

I recently spent some time checking out various Xtian websites trying to get a grasp of how theists rationalize misfortune, tragedy, and suffering in their personal lives. According to most of these sites this is one of the biggest unanswered questions that believers in god(s) are faced with. Most say it is "not our place" to try and understand or question the motives of god. 

The Church of Christ (a Protestant American denomination) offers the following:

" 5. Some suffering…

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Added by Ed on April 21, 2012 at 10:49am — 7 Comments

Local Favoritism

Was in the grocery store yesterday and overheard a conversation. A woman affiliated with a local church was asking the meat department guy about the 10 percent discount afforded to churches. She was trying to verify if the discount was still in effect. Isn't it great that we let these churches collect monies tax free from their members and go to the local grocery store and get discounts on food. I'm jealous.

Added by Ed on April 5, 2012 at 10:39am — 6 Comments

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