Do people use religion as some kind of protective sheild?!
An acquaintance's husband is on the verge of losing his job due to contract negotiations. She is worried sick (literally throwing up and not eating because she's so stressed) because she's a SAHM with 5 kids. He works about 60 hours/week just to support them.
Instead of doing something to secure his current job OR even look for a new one. She's instead "leaving it up to God to guide them to security for their family."
I simply don't understand it. Believing in God doesn't give you a blanket of protection from the bad crap in the world. If you believe you should also believe you have free will to control your own life and actually MAKE true decisions.
I had to block her posts on FB for a while because I simply can't take watching her complain and list her prayers to God as her status posts. It's too bad we share a number of mutual friends, because I still see them ocasionally commenting on her posts.
I tried to talk to her about getting her hubby to have a backup plan and she told me that God will guide them and I wouldn't understand (because she knows I don't believe).