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Sooo, we have had a thread with stupid things family members have said on Facebook about their beliefs, along with ridiculous icons they use. Here is another example. It would seem this thread will never get old, but it has gotten so long, thought we would continue it... This is what happend to me today... ***Update*** Wow, so I stopped with the Love you cuz. Didn't really jump into a debate. I let her have her reasons (God has given me and many others a lot we needed, etc). She has a friend jump in and start spouting the nonsense you see in the next attachment. I am proud of myself though. I didn't engage at all. These individuals are part of Reformer's Unanimous. I think I need say no more on that...... Picking my battles....
A little back story... My Dad is a 62 year old man who worked hard his whole life as a auto mechanic, and then when his body was worn out, worked in fleet management. He was the type of worker who never missed work no matter what. Two years ago, he lost his job, and now no one wants to hire him because of his age and the tight job market. He used up what little savings he had, we helped out all we could for as long as we could, they got assistance from the government (food stamps), local groups, utility companies, the mortgage company, etc. Well, that assistance with all parties finally ran out (except for unemployment that he finally filed for after the first year) and their house is going to be sold at foreclosure auction in April. They are going to be fine, but they won't get to keep the house. My mom and dad have been xtian since their early twenties. Everytime I talked to them through this experience, they said the normal xtian things like..."I don't know what God is doing, but I trust him" or "Keep praying for us", etc. I told my dad a few months ago, when he was saying "I don't understand why god doesn't show up", that I was "questioning the whole thing". He didn't push the conversation any farther, so I didn't either. So today... My mom says something like "I don't why god hasn't stopped things (foreclosure) and why he hasn't done things, but he's a big god and a good god, and I trust him". Then she says that my dad told her we were questioning before and asked if we are ok now (with god). Basically, what she is saying is that "god has not done anything to help us, but you should believe in him." Their survival over the last two years had nothing to do with god. It had to do with the safety nets of society and the generosity of friends and family. It was everything I had not to just come right out and confront her delusion. But then again, I was that delusional once too.