On the way home from work today, I saw a license plate ring that said "Relax, God is in charge".
You know, that's not exactly very relaxing. (Well, especially to us non theistic types, but that's another matter.) I mean, have you noticed everything that's happened on "His" watch? Theft, rape, murder... not to mention the small things like war, genocide, microsoft and other plagues. Don't you think that if someone was in CHARGE they could maybe at least take care of AIDS or cancer or something?
Yeah. I think I'll forgo relaxing for a little old fashioned worry. Thanks.
And anyways... admittedly I'm no theologist, but isn't that "relax" thing a bit counter to the whole "God helps those who help themselves" thing? Can't the bumper-sticker people and the license-plate people get together and work this sort of thing out? Or is this like the whole Catholic/Protestant thing?