"I've been telling myself two things through all of this: God loves us, and God has a plan, even if we can't see it." And I nodded and made encouraging noises and tried to look pastoral, while inside I was thinking, This is a plan? My cats could come up with a better plan! And if this is your idea of love, I'd hate to see the alternatives!To be sure, the chaplain sees the belief as helping the family cope. However, as far as I'm concerned, if there is some sort of presiding spirit, there's no way that it's benevolent, or even malevolent. It just doesn't care.
Saturday, March 22
A hospital chaplain who's confronted by a heart-rending situation notes that the entire family has "rock-solid faith." A patient's relative tells her,