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Credit For All The Good, No Blame For The Bad

The aunt of one of the women found alive after having been kidnapped in Cleveland 10 years ago says "If you don’t believe in miracles, I suggest you think again."

Uhm ….. seriously?

Gina DeJesus was abducted when she was 14 years old and raped for a decade … and you say "God is looking out for us"?

That's not really the kind of protection I want for my family.


It's not really my job to educate you on that subject. If you feel it's appropriate, nothing I say will change that for you.
Neither of those things is true.

1. No, it's not your "job," but if you make a claim, you should be able to defend or support it—or at the very least, explain it.

2. It's entirely possible that if you make a compelling argument in favor of your claim, I will agree with (or at the very least, understand) your claim. Just because I haven't thought of a position on my own doesn't mean I would never find it legitimate or worthwhile.
You feeling high and mighty at the moment?

This isn't one of the central victims that made this comment. It's their aunt. For all you know the actual victims can no more easily reconcile what happened to them with a loving god than either Throwingstardna or myself can.

If the aunt wants to suggest that 10 years of imprisonment and rape was all part of God's plan then I, for one, find that highly inappropriate. I'm all for her using religion to help her come to terms with what happened to her niece, but to make a public statement putting it forward as evidence of miracles? I'm not so happy with that.

If God left them in that hell for all those years then yeah, I suppose it WAS a miracle that He ever let them go. If there's really a God, I'm not convinced that this story paints Him in a good light.
Then why did you comment at all, exactly?