jesus christ. if a grandma swats me in the face i'm not going to fuging curb stomp her world war two remembering ass just because i have every right to defend myself. zero excuse to clock her like that. if you can't control the situation just walk the fug away.
you guys know this is incredibly common, right? the vast majority of christians believe god has a defined plan for their lives, that they're there for a reason, that they need to cultivate an awareness of that purpose. some of you should check out t.m. luhrmann's book "when god talks back" to better understand how evangelicals understand their relationships with god. i think the most obvious problem is that fact that it takes an incredibly level of smarmy self-assurance to believe god's designing your life to make a zillion dollars and testing you on the field while other peoples' life designs are to got shot in the face or raped and murdered. yeah god totally will help you "lead" ciara if you pray about it but kids are dying in droves in asia. ok