God has a plan for you. This is a phrase that is often heard from religious people. Is it true? This saying and/or meaning behind it has always, and I mean always bothered me.
Here's why. I will start light then go heavy. The devout Catholic Filipino immigrant who cleans the crappers at work. He is a simple and humble man but has a really shitty job, is poor, and doesn't seem very happy. Is this God's plan for him? I sure hope not.
I bring up my janitor friend because when religious friends say God has plan the way they talk is that the plan means great things like Doctor, Lawyer, Clergy, missionary, etc. I really rubs me the wrong way because...
Right now followers of Jesus Christ, many of them children are dying from starvation and illness. They follow Jesus with all of their heart, live in extreme poverty, are uneducated, and then die young while having lived a life of hardship. Was that God's plan for them? I sure as hell hope not.
Now that I am done ranting I honestly do not think God has a plan for any of us. Do you? Why?
For me it is another paradox. God is a part of my life. But he has no plans for me.
What I really want to know though is how people who believe this reconcile that belief with the poor and suffering. I look forward to all responses.