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Does God Have a Redemptive Plan?

posted by chattering mind

“The modern world lies under a pervasive sense of anguish, of being abandoned, or at least experiencing God as absent. Yet events that seem to turn our lives upside down and inside out are part of God’s redemptive plan, not only for us, but for the world in which we live. God may be preparing a great awakening for the world, if God can find enough people to cooperate in this mysterious plan.”

Father Thomas Keating



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Pacific231

posted June 8, 2006 at 11:19 pm


Hmmm, I don’t know, CM…This quote reminds me of that comedy bit by George Carlin about how God ‘has a plan for you’ (here’s part of a longer bit with plenty of foul language bleeped – from http://www.valleyskeptic.com/george.htm ): Long time ago, God made a Divine Plan. Gave it a lot of thought, decided it was a good plan, put it into practice. And for billions and billions of years, the Divine Plan has been doing just fine. Now, you come along, and pray for something. Well suppose the thing you want isn’t in God’s Divine Plan? What do you want Him to do? Change His plan? Just for you? Doesn’t it seem a little arrogant? It’s a Divine Plan. What’s the use of being God if every run-down shmuck with a two-dollar prayerbook can come along and [mess] up Your Plan?>



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Pacific231

posted June 9, 2006 at 2:23 am


Clarification: I meant my post had any vulgar language ‘bleeped’ — but the above-referenced site with George Carlin’s monologue is uncensored (warning: vulgar language).>



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Kathy

posted June 11, 2006 at 4:55 pm


For sure, times of chaos and/or pain usually turn out to be our times of greatest growth. We stretch and expand our perception of what it is we can accomplish.>



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