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 Why did God create me, if I have to be disabled? (10)

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Why did God create me, if I have to be disabled?

It's not fair to me. I am angry at God, and I hate my father for passing on his disabilities to me. Fucking selfish prick, I'm glad my father is dead. That's why I had my tubes removed. I wanted to do the right thing, and not have disabled children. I will sue my father's estate for wrongful birth. Thank you, for listening.
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You have not reached the REHAB that you need ???????? What the PROBLEM is ??????

Why did God create you even though you're disabled? Because the value of a person is not measured by their abilities or performance. You matter regardless of the condition you were born in! No matter what you do, no matter what condition you find yourself in, you will always have value. The value of human life cannot be measured. However, the point of life is not exclusively to have a good time. There are things that matter far more than personal pleasures. Look around you! Look at "normal" people! What good will their bodies do them knowing what end awaits them? You know life is but a short stroll compared to what comes after. What matters is not how we came into the world, what matters is what we do whilst we're here and how we end up leaving it. You mustn't be troubled by the limitations of the body:

"For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;" - 1 Corinthians 1:26-27

In weakness God's strength is made perfect. The mighty giant goliath wasn't slain by a fierce warrior in shining armour, but by a little boy in peasant's clothes. God didn't choose the mighty Egyptians but their feeble Hebrew slaves to be His chosen people. The blessings of the flesh like strength, wealth and popularity have destroyed the souls of many. Whilst there is nothing wrong with these things in and of themselves, they motivate arrogance, boastfulness, immodesty and carelessness. People end up taking credit for their own happiness or attribute their happiness to the wrong things causing them to forget about God and deviate from the straight and narrow path. Solomon lost his soul in his success whereas Nebuchadnezzar found redemption in his disability. What matters is not how these men came into the world, what matters is how they ended up leaving it. Paul used to kill Christians for a living. It was only after he lost his eyesight that Paul came to the Lord and changed his ways. Disabilities are no easy burdens to bare, but they draw us closer to God. I dare not speculate why you in particular were born this way, but I can only testify that I found God in my darkest hour, not in my brightest. Only God knows how your life would have unfolded if you had been born any other way. I'm no theologian, but I hope that my argument helped you in some way.

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It's not fair to me. I am angry at God

The truth is that God doesn't exist, so your anger is wasted.

Religious people want it both ways. They want a universe where there is a fair, forgiving and just omnipotent sky lord, and one where they can explain all the unfair, unforgiving and unjust things which happen in it.

I am sorry that you are disabled. You are right that it isn't fair.

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I share your feelings about our father figures.

Many disabilities at birth are caused by poor, or non-existent, care during pregnancy. (Or even immediately after). That's why I'm against destroying the only help many poor women can get, Planned Parenthood. These anti-abortion do-gooders can only see what's on the end of their pimpled noses and NOT what is going on around them!

It's not good to carry a grudge, though. I know you don't agree with Nom, above, but I do in this case. I have only my step father to blame … and I can forget about him. A "god" though, is harder to forget. Like a disability, it's always there. Good luck with that. (Both).

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Thank you. Father's Day is a source of annoyance for me.......................................................................................................

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May I recommend you think about this quote: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou

outlaw60(15368) Disputed Banned
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AL this IS what you typed with ZERO evidence - Many disabilities at birth are caused by poor, or non-existent, care during pregnancy.

AL in your world the POOR have no access to HEALTHCARE ????????

What the FUCK was OBIECARE all about DUMMY ????????????????

DUMMY why are you complaining about this - Many disabilities at birth are caused by poor, or non-existent, care during pregnancy.

OBIE did not fix your COMPLAINT and the BLAME you continually CARRY ??????????

ZechariahJas(15) Disputed
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I personally know a great deal of mentally disabled people who absolutely love their lives. As a mater of fact, I used to work with them very briefly. I can testify they're very much like children and they can get exited about nearly anything. In many respects some of them actually seemed happier than "normal" people. One mentally disabled person I used to know in particular loved life incredibly passionately! He used to give "normal" people pep talks at times! His endless enthusiasm wielded the power to put a smile on the faces of even the most depressed individuals. Yet the point of life isn't merely to be happy. Life is a sacred thing! We can't destroy someone else's life because we wouldn't want to be born a certain way. Let the person decide himself whether or not he wants to live. There are countless examples of people who became disabled later in life who's disability didn't end up effecting their happiness. Happiness comes from within, not from without. You're essentially dehumanizing the disabled. A human life matters regardless of how they're born. I understand where you're coming from, but everyone deserves a shot at life.

outlaw60(15368) Disputed Banned
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Margaret Sanger

Founder of Planned Parenthood

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:

"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:

Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:

"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

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Already refuted multiple times. ref, ref, ref

But, why take the time to come up with good arguments when all it takes to hold on to the bad ones is ignorance...?