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Thread: Signs from God

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    Signs from God

    So... I'm not a religious person, but i have a question for you all.

    If one in a moment of complete desperation and emotional distress asks God for a sign that they should (x), and within 15 minutes it begins to hail golfball-sized ice chunks, does that count?

    Just curious about what people would do in this situation.

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    I'm not a religious person either, which is why I would say it's purely a coincidence. When you're desperate, random events seem to have meaning they didn't previously.

    I would be more inclined to speak with trusted friends and/or family to help me come to the right decision.

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    Just like Tarot cards, the foretelling isn't useful for the signs themselves, but rather it is your interpretation of them - how you relate them to your situation - that has meaning.

    The fact that you were looking for a sign to me sounds like you want to do it but you need a push of confidence - why not ask the crafties if we can help with that?

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    I am religious, and I don't think God works that way.

    We are not to test God. Just ask Job :-)

    I know there may symantic differences between "testing" and "asking for help," but my premise is the same.

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    No one would even be a *little* superstitious about it? Not even a bit?

    I believe the universe does some things on purpose. Not all things are accidental...

    By the way, it didn't happen to me, but it happened to someone close to me, regarding me... so it's sorta about me, but... yeah.

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    Well, if the question to God had been "should I go outside and work in the yard" and then the hail came, I'd say it was a sign to not do that. However, if the question was deeper, then it's all about the interpretation. And personally, I think if it was a positive interpretation to leave it at that and think the best.

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    Well... there was a tornado warning all night, so the hail wasn't that big of a surprise ;)

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    To someone who hadn't heard the forecast, it was!
    Man, technology has ruined spiritual mystery. Sheesh.

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    well, i'm an atheist (and a scientist...), so i'd have to roll with "coincidence".

    remember that Simpsons where Homer is praying, and he's like, "I have left you this plate of cookies and milk as an offering. If you would like me to eat them, please give me no sign.... Thy will be done." and he eats the cookies?

    why yes, i DO have a handy Simpsons quote for every situation.

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    I voted coincidence. I am a spiritual person, but I can't quite believe that God < or whatever Spiritual Being you believe in> would work quite that way. Faith , to me, seems as if it is the opposite of instant gratification.

    But best wishes with your problem whatever it is.


 
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