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April 08, 2012

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Wow. That is pretty sad.

I remember hearing this story of a girl who lived in the Gaza Strip. Her whole family was kidnapped, and killed. She was then tortured for 5 years until she was freed.

When asked about it, she said that she could only thank god for saving her...

What the hell is she thanking God for? Having her family killed and for being tortured for 5 years? I mean, I don't like to judge, and there is probably some deep psychological need to have closure on something so severe and traumatizing, but thank God? I think that's a real pity.

I really don't know what to say to people in situations like these. I think on one side it's hard to tell people to just drop such a belief that I'd call a delusion because it gives them so much power to keep going in life, but at the same time, I feel like it only holds them back. The world can be brutal and unforgiving. That's why I think we need to show and bring compassion to the world, and not demand compassion out of it.

Just some thoughts. :)

I don't think I would thank God either, but don't we realize that WE are the ones doing this to ourselves. Maybe not thanking God...but certainly not blaming him. Why should he step in and stop all the rap we create for ourselves? Yes, you said it right...we need to show and bring compassion to the world.

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