Friday, March 21, 2008

Please don't put words in God's mouth!!

Unless you're a true modern day prophet who can have two way conversations with him and actually HEAR (meaning you are hearing him saying words that you understand in your ear, not some "feeling" you are getting or some other nonsense) things he is saying directly to you, please don't put words in his mouth.

If I have to read one more article, or see one more interview with someone who has given birth to a litter of babies courtesy of fertility drugs, and have to once again hear them say something to the effect of "oh it was God's will for us to have all these babies", I'm gonna start throwing things.

Let's look at this for a minute here.

Fertility drugs are certainly widely available these days, and a lot of people take advantage of them. I don't particularly care for them - my opinion is that you are really playing God, but that's a post for another day. The fact is that they are available, and they appear to work well. So a couple wants a baby, and can't conceive for whatever reason, and maybe adoption isn't an option, or it's an option they aren't interested in. So they go the fertility drug route and get pregnant. Fine. Sometimes they end up pregnant with a whole bunch of babies. Fine. I don't necessarily have a problem with any of this.

But what galls me is when I see these same people interviewed in the newspaper or on the television or in a magazine, and they are spouting off about how it was God's will that this happened. Really? It was? So God sat you down and told you it's his will for you to spend thousands of dollars and go through tons of invasive medical procedures. Or better yet, God himself flew down and injected you with these drugs that made you get pregnant with all these babies.

Because, as I see it, God doesn't need a whole lot of help. In fact, he doesn't need any help. He's God. Get it? If it's truly his will for somebody to get pregnant, they will get pregnant, regardless of anything else. If you read your Bible, you will see that he's proven himself in this regard many times. And miracles still happen around the world every day.

Now don't get me wrong - there is no shame in using everything at your disposal to get pregnant, if a baby is what you want or need to make your life complete. But at least be honest about it. If you can't be honest and admit that it was your choice, your decision, and your own will to use fertility drugs, then shut up. Don't smile serenely and speak so piously about God's will. He had nothing to do with it. It's called "free will", ladies.

And I stand by what I said - if it was truly God's will - I don't think you would have needed those drugs to get pregnant.


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