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Sounds like a Christian answer to me.
9/21/2010 10:53:34 AM
God isn't real, life isn't fair, make the most of what you have because you'll look even worse in 20 years time.
That would have been better than the reply he gave :/ Heck at least it's honest, brutally so.
9/21/2010 11:11:28 AM
What an arse
9/21/2010 12:04:19 PM
Wozza if you take god out of thise response, all you are left with is:
"Thank you for your honesty, Erin. I know a lot of teenagers feel the same way you do."
Which is just as bad.
9/21/2010 12:17:10 PM
Predestination for the ... incredibly cruel loss. According to McAllister, God knows we will sin but will do nothing to stop it and will not even allow us enough free will to avoid these so called sins.
Erin, if you should happen to read this please know you have a good brain and that is all an intelligent partner will need. I suggest you use it to get away from the poisonous bile that religion becomes.
9/21/2010 12:38:53 PM
"The fact you are alive and healthy means God has been gracious with you."
So what did those born with Down Syndrome do to earn God's wrath?
9/21/2010 12:58:37 PM
Except that telling someone struggling with self-image issues that they're being ungrateful for what they do have is actually a bad idea, because it makes them feel THAT MUCH WORSE for being ungrateful.
Say something constructive or don't say anything at all.
9/21/2010 1:01:49 PM
He's not unfair to you. Just communicate telepathically to God that you believe that the guy who was nailed up on the cross 2,000 years ago was His Son, and that you accept the Son as your personal savior, even though He made you ugly. If you do, you may have a crappy, loveless life married to a fat, sweaty, beer-swilling, unemployed redneck, but you’re guaranteed a fine spot in heaven after you die. As long as you believe in Jesus (and don't support abortion rights, turn gay or vote for a Democrat) you’ll be among "the saved" and go to heaven. Then you can watch and snicker at all those hot, sexy, Jimmy Choo-wearing New York liberal fashionistas who, during life, made ten times as much money as you and had sex with better-looking guys, as they weep and gnash their teeth in the Lake O'Fire®
9/21/2010 1:34:28 PM
A scientific approach to this dilemma is "God likes variety, this is why there's such diversity on Earth"
It stands up to Biblical and natural observation scrutiny and explains why some people can't be beautiful. How would we know any difference if we all looked like the beautiful?
The funny thing is I realized a while ago how I can explain these "why does God,,,,?" questions better than preachers.
9/21/2010 2:10:05 PM
These christians sure are depressing folks.
9/21/2010 2:44:15 PM
So basically what Dawson is saying is that God made her ugly as punishment for sins within the womb or for the sins of her ancestors. Stuff completely out of her control, either that or punishment for crimes and/or sins she has yet to commit. Kind of like a pre-emptive punishment.
So Erin, according to Dawson's "answer", you should just be happy that God was gracious enough to allow to live rather than just cast you directly into Hell.
9/21/2010 2:52:20 PM
I was going to write verbosely about all the reasons this person is an idiot, but it's easier to just say it. What a fucking idiot.
9/21/2010 2:52:48 PM
That....Isn't an answer to the question posed at all.
9/21/2010 3:15:29 PM
Here's hoping Erin rejects Christianity and grows up to be a hot atheist.
9/21/2010 3:24:36 PM
Good one, McAllister! A young person tells you she feels ugly, and you tell her that your ever-loving god not only thinks she doesn't deserve to be pretty, he thinks she doesn't deserve to exist? Please go stand on a fire-ant nest for several hours.
Better advice for Erin: no matter what you look like, some people out there will think you're beautiful; why not join them?
9/21/2010 3:27:17 PM
Drax you're a dick too. YOu don't say that to an upset impressionable teenager. Tough love doesn't work for everyone. Trust me, I know, I had no self-esteem for over thirty years because that's all I ever got when I reached out for help.
9/21/2010 3:27:24 PM
@#1210411: If you think I'm a dick that's your prerogative. I stand by my views. This girl is bloody lucky that she doesn't have any problems more serious than not looking like a stunning model.
Although I'm willing to admit that the fault lies more with society than with the girl herself, for programming teens like her to base their self esteem and self-worth on something as shallow and trivial as what they look like in the mirror.
I'm trying to tell Erin (not that she's ever likely to read this) that she has a hell of a lot to be happy about, that looks aren't important in the big scheme of things, and that she doesn't have to look like a model in order to be a worthwhile human being or to have a good life. Would that be such a bad lesson for her to learn?
9/21/2010 3:43:46 PM
I hate god. If his representatives are this fucking stupid, then God is evil.
9/21/2010 5:29:30 PM
Allegory for Jesus
"Yeah, some people aren't as fortunate as others, sure it's unfair...just be thankful that you aren't even LESS fortunate! NEXT CALLER!"
9/21/2010 6:32:28 PM
@Drax: Well you'd be wrong, because looks do matter. If you prefer one gender over the other, you cannot say you have no concern over appearances.
9/21/2010 6:38:03 PM
What a great argument in support of abortion. Since nobody deserves to be born, terminating a pregnancy is just sparing god the pain of seeing the kid grow up to become a sinner.
9/21/2010 7:18:11 PM
That's also why he lets people have their flesh burned off in fires and survive despite incredibly agony, right?
9/21/2010 7:43:33 PM
@HumMis1349: Didn't say that; I said looks weren't important in the grand scheme of things, and that there are far more important things to worry about and to base your self-esteem on. It's also a fact there are plenty of ugly chicks with good looking boyfriends, and ugly men with stunning girlfriends. Why do you suppose that is?
9/21/2010 8:06:44 PM
Paraphrase: "the reason God's not unfair to make you ugly and other people not is because you deserve to be sick and dead."
Nothing about this answer strikes you as being fucked up?
9/21/2010 8:09:46 PM
It's also a fact there are plenty of ugly chicks with good looking boyfriends, and ugly men with stunning girlfriends. Why do you suppose that is?
Because they want someone they can abuse or otherwise treat as a doormat. Or in the latter case, because the man is rich.
9/21/2010 8:46:49 PM
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