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It's a certain mindset, I guess. Unless you think in that way it's pretty impossible to understand and pointless to argue against. It's part of the solipsism of religious thinking that reckons the whole universe was created with them in mind.

Though how terminally ill children, to use an obvious example, can all be part of a benevolent deity's plan is not something I'd ever be willing to allow my mind to somersault around in order to fit it into my worldview.

Although I did make my dad laugh when he rhetorically asked, "Why the hell has it started raining just as I was about to go out and mow the lawn?" by telling him that Allah willed it so. You either see it's ridiculous or not.

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:39:29 UTC | #496193