The ones who wish God had their backs are ignoring the evidence, which plainly shows that He doesn't.
I suppose, however, that technically they have as much right as I do to assume such things. They assume that the map is internal and subjective. I believe that the map is internal and imparted objectively by God.
quote:If I listened long enough to you I'd find a way to believe that it's all true.
You may have equal rights, but you don't have equal grounds. God, according to the Bible, squashes the just and the unjiust alike like bugs, the tuned in and the tuned out. You can enjoy whatever private satisfactions you garner from believing in God, but you have no reason, even from your own Book, to expect better treatment than that afforded the flat-out evil. That is one reason prosperity churches are so [strikeout]obscene[/strikeout] weird.
You should re-read Job.
"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."