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homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting the grace life:</b>" I can trying to find the quote, but having ... [snip!] ... He is, He is to come." And I realize I sound crazy :lol: I'm OK with that. "</blockquote> Sounds about right lol"

Glad someone kind of understood what I was trying to get out. I still can't find that quote, I'm starting to second guess whether or not it was CS Lewis, but it sounded like something he'd say, lol.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3829 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Squid Kid:" I think of it as your life is a choose your own ending story book. You make all the choices and there is an ending for each choice you make."

I pretty much believe that. I do believe we choose certain conditions before birth such as who we will be born to and other situations but ultimately we can have any experience based on choices,beliefs,and thoughts.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" I pretty much believe that. I do believe we choose certain conditions before birth such as who we will ... [snip!] ... as who we will be born to and other situations but ultimately we can have any experience based on choices,beliefs,and thoughts."


I seriously doubt I would've picked my parents if I had the choice.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3829 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" It's not commonly believed that God plans our lives. Even among those who do believe in God. If he did, ... [snip!] ... and dictating whether you read a book now or do laundry. You are still free to make your own choices and do as you please. "

I did not mean God planning on what we choose to do or be but rather when certain things happen in our lives good or bad people will say it was God's plan and I hear that a lot.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" I seriously doubt I would've picked my parents if I had the choice."

Yeah agreed.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" I did not mean God planning on what we choose to do or be but rather when certain things happen in our lives good or bad people will say it was God's plan and I hear that a lot."

bc some people lay their problems in "god's" hands and don't take the responsibility for it. Some churches teach them, lay your burdens at "his" feet... or have faith "he" will solve all your problems. I have a hard time believing that some perfect "god" thing would knowingly create suffering for some people, losing houses, jobs, m/cs, illnesses, etc. and not others.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" I did not mean God planning on what we choose to do or be but rather when certain things happen in our lives good or bad people will say it was God's plan and I hear that a lot."


Right. And I believe that depending on the choices you make in life, God has a plan for you. So yes in a way, he's got a plan for you. But it's not so black and white, cut and dry. It's not like he just says "Okay and dumping a bankruptcy on you and a child with cancer now. ....And go!" But there are things along whatever path you take that happen to you. And those are God's plans for you based on what you chose.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
8th Nov '12

Aha! This isn't exactly as I remember it, but I think I may have found part of it, if anyone cares...



Lucid Dreamer Florida 3829 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" I seriously doubt I would've picked my parents if I had the choice."

I believe a lot of people feel that way but I believe when we are in spirit we don't perceive through the human consciouness and have no fear of the bad things we will experience because we know it is only tempoarary and our soul selves cannot be harmed in any way.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19246 posts
status 8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" I believe a lot of people feel that way but I believe when we are in spirit we don't perceive through ... [snip!] ... of the bad things we will experience because we know it is only tempoarary and our soul selves cannot be harmed in any way."</blockquote>



So, even though it's temporary we would choose to go through momentary hell for what reason?




That makes no sense.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
8th Nov '12

I believe God has a plan for my life, and it is up to me to choose to follow and let him guide me. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." The international version is "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I like both versions, and I believe he knows the plans he has for me. But just like any other plans, sometimes they don't go exactly accordingly.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting RainbowDash:" I'm Atheist, so I don't believe there is any "plan" for anyone's life. It's what you make it. If you make shitty choices, you'll have a shitty life, period."


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. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
9th Nov '12

I agree with you. I don't think God plans anything, I think our souls have more "say" over what we go through.



And what's up with your threads always attracting so many people who don't believe in God? :lol:

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5406 posts
9th Nov '12

Do I believe a delusion, a thing that simply doesn't even exist plans our lives? No.

Crystallized Due February 24; 1 child; California 431 posts
9th Nov '12

I'm agnostic, so I don't really care either way.



But I could never understand the idea that God would have a plan for us when I was a Christian. Our pastor always told us that God knew what we would do before we were placed here. How, then, could he then have a plan for us other than the path we follow up until death? That would insinuate that it's his plan for the people who go to hell to go to hell, and that we really don't have a choice or free will in the matter. It's like a football coach knowing that the people he chooses for his team can never ever win. Why would he say that he has a plan that will make them all winners if he knows before hand that they truly honestly will not win? But, eh.