Once upon a time, there was a general who was leading his army into battle against an enemy ten times the size of his own.
Along the way to the battle field, the troops stopped by a small temple to pray for victory.
The general held up a coin and told his troops, "I am going to implore God help us crush our enemy. If this coin lands with the heads on top, we'll win. If it's tails, we'll lose. Our fate is in the hands of God. Let's pray wholeheartedly."
After a short prayer, the general tossed the coin. It landed with the heads on top. The troops were overjoyed and went into the battle with high siprit.
Just as predicted, the smaller army won the battle.
The soldiers were exalted, "It's good to have God on our side! No one can change what they have determined."
"Really?" The general show them the coin--both sides of it were heads.
I believe our fate is in our own hands. What would have happened if the army would have gone into battle thinking that they would lose? They naturally would have been defeated before the battle even began.
God(s) do not choose sides... people do. Using a higher power as an excuse to fight others is just the best way to go about justifying a cause.
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