From: Marilyn Burge
To: Lynda Bustilloz
Date: Jan 21 1996 9:30:03 am
Subject: COINCIDENCE SEVEN
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On (20 Jan 96) Lynda Bustilloz wrote to George Rudzinsky...

LB> George and Robert were killing time yakking about COINCIDENCE SEVEN:

GR> But there is going to come a day when dad won't be there to solve the
GR> problems. As a parent I can do nothing less than prepare him for that
GR> day, and that means teaching him how to solve his own problems.  It
GR> hurts to see him fail, it hurts to see him get frustrated, but it is
GR> worth that look on his face when he dusts himself off, with direction
GR> of course, and solves the problems.
GR> It isn't the easy way, but it is the correct way.

LB> George -- you just described perfectly the Christian concept of why
LB> God lets us make harmful mistakes (THE question flying around here
LB> recently).  Do you feel you are a bad or neglectful parent when you
LB> let your child fail?  Do you get off on watching him suffer, or does
LB> it bother you as much as it bothers him?

That doesn't get to the heart of the issue.  The REAL question is:
Why would a loving god make a world in which pain was not only an
integral part of everyday life, but also one in which pain was
NECESSARY?

... I'm not lazy, I'm doing research on inertia...

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