Thursday, February 07, 2008 whatever makes me love you more....

there are some that would say "God called Aric home".
Excuse me, but how f---d is that?
What does that say about God? That...God who so loved the world would invent bi-polar disease, make an amazingly good guy miserable with mania and the depths of depression...make him feel so miserable and tragic and desperate and desolate and excruciatingly in pain that the only escape
was to hang himself with his mother's belt in the garage so that he could be released from the pain.
Did God tell Aric to go kill yourself so you can come home to heaven, honey?
Was that what God said would make Aric love him more...if you would just kill yourself for me? Was that the sort of love that God called Aric to?

Am sorry if I don't buy that crap, but this isn't the God I know.

I think Aric's unfully diagnosed disease is what killed him.


"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Twisted theology...really hurts. Sorry you had to endure those comments.

Mother Laura said...

Amen. Someone said the same thing when my toddler was killed in an auto accident caused by a speeding, reckless driver.

So sorry about his tragic loss, and people who make the pain worse by stuff like that.

revhipchick said...

i'm glad for you that you were able to express your anger and frustration.

i think often people don't know what to say and end up saying terrible things that do nothing but further hurt those suffering.

it's stupid and unwise, and i'm sorry.

love and prayers

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

from w
Yes, we have to boldly answer people who say stupid, hurtful things - Oh God takes them for his stars in the sky, he takes the best first!
One of our sons died at 30 in an accident - 7 years ago - and thank goodness, no-one came out with statements like that one. Many, many men and women were extremely supportive and also we learnt about other people's stories which had never been shared with us before. Lots of people are hurting out there.