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“It is God, it isn’t your uncle”

posted by David Kuo

This morning Kim and I were talking about the utter mystery of, well, everything – especially the bad and troubling things. Finally, in a summation that draws on her sensible Kansas roots, her voracious intellect, her snazzy Stanford education, and her deep faith she says this, “It is God, it isn’t your uncle.”
I am not sure I have ever heard such theologically wise words.



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Doug

posted June 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm


That made me smile.



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Thinker

posted June 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm


Someone once said to me – God’s God and you’re not. Sort of a mini-sythesis of Job.



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Doug

posted June 27, 2007 at 1:10 pm


And Augustine of Hippo, too, Thinker.



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tom tomberg

posted June 27, 2007 at 3:04 pm


Well, would Augustine say that it’s partly your uncle, too, Doug? (Assuming it’s something that he did that’s suboptimal).
O/T, but maybe you would like to respond to this article, criticizing Christine Todd Whitman for saying she left the EPA to “spend more time with my family,” when in fact, she now claims, it was because she was resigning over principle.
The writer goes on to claim that Peter Edelman was the last person to openly resign on principle from an administration.
Your thoughts?



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Trish Ryan

posted June 27, 2007 at 4:17 pm


Your wife is a wise woman. But then again, you knew that.
So much for my prayers to Uncle God…



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Bob

posted June 28, 2007 at 6:18 am


That’s right, He’s not our Uncle. He’s our Father.



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