Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Good out of bad?

Tragedy can strike any of us, but is there a hidden silver lining? MH has a question regarding a tragedy and gets a very questionable answer from Billy Graham...
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago, and it’s really hit me hard. I’ve never given any thought to death, but now I can’t avoid it. Frankly, I’m scared, because I know I’m not ready to die. How can I be ready? — M.H.
Chances are that MH hasn't really thought about death because, for a lot of us, it is a scary subject that is just more comfortable to avoid. I feel that understanding death and realizing just how special this life is can make death less scary. Also, the lack of worry about the after-life has helped me shake off a fear of death.
DEAR M.H.: One of the Bible’s greatest truths (although it’s one that’s hard for us to accept sometimes) is that God is able to bring good out of even the most senseless tragedy. I pray this may be the case for you.
So God had MH's friend die tragically just to make a point. Sorry, but that's just cruel to him and anyone that cared for him, and makes God sound like a massive dick!
What do I mean? Simply this. All your life you’ve lived for yourself, never thinking about God or doing anything to prepare for the inevitable moment when you will die and meet God. And it’s very likely you would have continued this way the rest of your life, if it hadn’t been for your friend’s death. Now this tragedy has made you stop and think about your own need for God, and if your friend’s tragic death now causes you to turn to Christ, good will have come from it... Don’t cling to your sins any longer, but turn to Jesus Christ and open your heart and life to him today.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article3618734.html#storylink=cpy
And now Billy is the dick... Did he even read the letter? MH said he didn't think about death, not that he didn't think about God! Saying MH isn't concerned about God and never thinks of him makes absolutely no sense. He is writing a religious advice column about a non-religious issue after-all. So religion is obviously something that MH finds important and thinks about. This is just another case of Billy being incredibly judgmental and nonsensical again.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article3618734.html#storylink=cpy


-Brain Hulk

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