This article is extremely self-humiliating and pathetic. The author is borderline denigrating about him/herself and covertly insulting every human being on the planet.

I find it despicable and shocking that someone can clothe so much arrogance and haughty self-righteousness in such seemingly soft, generic humility. Their self-righteousness seems largely founded on an unspoken belief that the person who can make themselves appear as absolutely useless, helpless, and out of control as possible wins the True Christian award. If you have any control over the events in your life, or worse, if you take control, then you are obviously not trusting God or in some way interfering with his eternal divine will. I understand that not all Christians think that way. There are those who believe that God wants you to do something with your life and take that control, but then what's the point in there being a God? And how would they know his will in any case? Do not say, "The Bible," because it's about as reliable as current South African journalists.

No person, regardless of class, race, age, nationality, gender, sexuality etc. should feel the need to downgrade or downplay themselves in such a shameful way. Every person has control over their own actions, thoughts, and emotions, or at the very least has the right to that. Certainly, you also have the right to relinquish that control, but when you're handing it over to thin-air things become dangerous and the areas of morality and rationality become hazy.
In the end, I find this article slimy, petulant, immature, offensive, and dripping with detestable arrogance and unnecessary pleading and helplessness on-par with the complete lack of personal control repeated in both the Qur'an and Muslim prayers.

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Tags: Amen, Islam, Koran, Prayer, Quran, SouthAfrica, arrogance, humble, humility

Comment by Sophie on August 29, 2010 at 7:25pm
Why don't theists just kill themselves? I can never get a clear cut answer. The whole "it is not my time" kills me.
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on August 30, 2010 at 9:29am
Suicide is a no no. That still leaves them with explaining why they don't go for suicidal recklesness.
Comment by willailla on August 30, 2010 at 5:53pm
A religious fellow I know was going to go to Nigeria this summer and preach the gospel until he found out there were death squads roaming the country. Now,it's strange . . . if he believes in Heaven, why should he fear death? That's a rhetorical question, of course.

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