Ah yes, faith, what a defect.

I am so a sucker for stuff like this. Just watch me unwrap and melt away. More so when things like this are true. Surely you have heard of the intellectual crippling effect of faith, or as some like to say: ‘Faith for dummies.’ Yeah ok, one may as well btich about the heat of the sun they can’t see either.

The wisest of all spoke about the faith of a child, and be careful how you treat these little ones, because they have proven to be innocent, and have not yet met the ‘faith stealers,’ they who would come along and deprive them of what is rightfully theirs. They have not as yet fallen prostrate to the collegiate level high-jacking of all things pure and decent.

They have not as yet believed ‘there is no God.’ See, you need to be untaught that by people with crooked hearts and twisted ideals.Β  And I’ll just take the silence of the usual patrons who mock such things as a temporary admission that faith is in fact very real, alive, and well even. Enjoy.

(ps- Don’t underestimate the value and power of guilelessness. Sure, this may be a simple example, but please do not confuse the bigger picture with ‘magic.’ No sleight of hand here, and I dare one person on earth to find fault with this vid. If you try, I will crush your ignorance in under 2 seconds flat, politely as possible but without apology.)

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34 Responses to Ah yes, faith, what a defect.

  1. tildeb says:

    Or you could have universal healthcare… and what a miracle that would be in the USA!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah ok tildeb. So you have ER’s filled with people who want their pimples removed.

      Tkx for trying to steal the faith of Tess, unfortunately I will not allow you. And tkx for proving once again the inability of godlessness to see the purity in the heart of children.

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      • tildeb says:

        Oh come on CS. Relax. My comment about getting Americans to support such ‘miracles’ for everyone would be truly miraculous was actually pretty funny.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yeah I got the sarcasm.

          Hope you got the point about child-like faith, and the all around zaniness of depriving her of something that cannot be bought.

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  2. Oh, CS… Tear welled up as I viewed the story of little Tess and her brother Andrew! Beautiful. Thank you for this inspiring post! God bless yoiu greatly!!

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  3. Ahhhh, what a sweet story. Thanks, Colorstorm! Love that. God is often to be found in the faith of a child, but also in the perfect synchronicity, the way events can line up so perfectly and make you think, what are the odds?? They are simply astronomical, beyond this world. πŸ™‚

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    That was nice, ColorStorm. Sadly, some folks are like a turd in a swimming pool. Everybody having a nice time, something floats by, and everybody has to get out and the place has to be drained and disinfected. Can’t be having an encouraging moment if it mentions God, you know. If it mentions God, then even a good thing has to be stamped out, silenced, and made no more.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yessir you are correct wally. If I had posted a vid about my ‘tolerance’ for ssm, the reviews would be off the charts, but a little wisdom goes a long way in foreseeing the usual suspects and prophets of doom to spoil an otherwise fine afternoon.

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      • tildeb says:

        Wisdom? Wouldn’t it be wiser to preempt what could have been a tragedy except by a series of fortunate events by advocating for a healthcare system that served the needs of all rather than just those with money? Isn’t that a little closer to Jesus’ message about caring for the poor and infirm?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Wouldn’t it be wiser to send ‘money’ to a million starving kids in Timbuktu, while ignoring your neighbor’s ONE kid who would love to eat a baloney sandwich instead of stale bread every day?

          No, it would not. The vid focuses on ONE child, and the point about the beauty and guilelessness of faith, and the ensuing gears and wheels set in motion which prove the point.

          Not a discussion about ‘universal health care’ which goes to my point about the kids in Timbuktu. Irrelevant to MY point.

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        • tildeb says:

          How many stories are you championing that shows unanswered faith and unsolicited tragedy by naive children? If you’re going to hold up the one example as the wisdom of faith, then what about the ‘gift’ of the brain tumor, of putting that family through this emotional wringer to begin with, the suffering of the brother for who knows how long and to what extent, where so many others in similar circumstances die accompanied only by so much lingering grief? It is sanctimonious in the extreme to assume one feel good story like this justifies the kind of social disparity that causes so many to suffer so much so that a last resort ‘faith’ singularly met can be championed over and above reasonable, affordable, and responsible social policy to vastly reduce this kind of typical unfolding tragedy.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          tildeb-
          Your comment is common, and is also a complaint that I do not dismiss.

          I am not speaking to the ‘others’ here and now. I am speaking about ‘one.’ I am not speaking about the hundred boys who are legless, armless, or who have a thousand other defects.

          I am talking about ‘one’ girl, and her example of a living faith; something she did not read about in kindergarten.

          Maybe I’ll address that another time, but rest assured, I am not oblivious to they who make ‘calls,’ but go unanswered.

          Why can’t you just enjoy an old fashioned account and enjoy it for what it is.

          You remind me of the guy who was born blind, who was given sight, and the parents were harassed by the religious leaders who challenged whether he was a liar or not.

          No need to speak of lies or thievery.

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        • tildeb says:

          I try to bring some balance to this feel good story because the series of fortunate events that produced the feel good results depends entirely on the hard work, education, and technical expertise necessary to create the medical means needed for this ‘miracle’ to occur.

          The study of this applied medicine necessary for the successful removal of a brain tumor requires at its most basic level a respect for how reality operates, understanding the physical and chemical processes being addressed, having some confidence that these natural processes shall remain stable over time and so can be addressed in known ways. Inserting woo into this equation and celebrating belief in it as if ‘wise’ diverts at best or stops at worst the gaining of this required expertise and the deserved respect it is owed by those of us who benefit from all this hard work and scientific insights we call ‘medicine’. Without that scientific understanding that grounds medical expertise and deploys it in a rational needs-based way unencumbered by the demands of those who champion faith first and foremost and presume the moral right to then dictate how and when it should be used and for what reasons, y’all ain’t got no ‘miracle’. You’ve got only the ignorance of faith waiting on that which can be obtained in more rational, more caring, more dedicated ways that champion the care and concern for humanity by humanity through understanding how things work in reality rather than acting to address the presumed emotional welfare of some imaginary god.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Are you also failing to recognize tildeb that our good doctor here, also honored little Tess’s ‘miracle?’

          Was he oblivious to his own life of learning, discipline, and medical experience? Or did he simply recognize that he was just a cog in a bigger wheel, and happy to help?

          If he recognized her miracle, why can’t you? Don’t be a thief of sorts, as I suggested and predicted.

          Don’t be so quick to defame that which you do not understand.

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  5. KIA says:

    John, a lot of times Faith comes easier to children because they just don’t know better and haven’t had the opportunity to yet. They trust adults and their elders to tell them the truth for all kinds of things that turn out to be very wrong and even harmful… For examples: the pedophile priests who represent god and god’s ‘loving touch’, santa clause is ‘real’ until he ain’t, and such silliness as the earth is flat and only 6000yrs old.
    A child’s faith is sacrosanct and a huge responsibility. Some of things we tell them and they believe on the “faith of a child” amounts to plain old fashioned child abuse. It’s nothing to encourage adults to or hold up as anything to strive for.
    Credulity and ignorance.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      It’s a shame mike that your decon stuff has stolen your mind’s ability to see guilelessness, which is rare. If you cannot see the complete purity of our example here and the things that lined up so perfectly unbeknownst to her, and the fact that her wanting to buy a miracle………….. aw nevermind.

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  7. Lander7 says:

    Are you saying that any kind act proves that God exists? OR Just this kind act?

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  8. ColorStorm says:

    I am saying that the kind acts of men separate us from jackals. Thanks be to the Creator, which withheld the ability from hyenas to spell kat or tie their shoes.

    I’m saying man is made in the image of God. God is good. Period.

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    • tildeb says:

      You mean thanks to Napkin, irrefutable proof of its divine nature, an entity who made the jackals and the Holy Paper Vellum upon which it has granted you the ability to spell. So much proof. Tremendous proof. All praise the glorious Napkin, except those who don’t believe, in which case they cannot be moral. .

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Tiledeb. Do you have any clue how stupid you sound? I think you high and mighty intellectual types call what you are doing a straw man. But you miss the point. A good straw man argument has enough truth to sound plausible. You just sound like a 3 year old holding his breath and kicking and screaming. You and you stone headed friend have been drinking from the same bottle.

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    • Lander7 says:

      Understood, I thought there for a moment it was kind acts that you were using to prove God exists. If the post is just to say God is good then I agree. That is all I see in this post at the moment.

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    • Lander7 says:

      I am aslo curious: Does an unkind act make a person an animal?

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      • ColorStorm says:

        That’s rather vague. A millionaire giving his daughter a Chevy instead of a Ferrari may
        be considered unkind to her……

        But per the post, there are no defects in God.
        But we are back to the age story, Without a standard of right and wrong, ‘kindness’ is only suggestion.

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        • Lander7 says:

          I only asked because of what you said, “kind acts of men separate us from jackals”. So I wondered if you then thought that “unkind acts” connected us to jackals. Your way of seeing things is strange to me so I was trying to see the larger structure of your reasoning.

          Since you responded with “defects in God”, “right and wrong” I am now wondering if you think all situations are God’s fault or God’s responsibility.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Kind acts DO separate us from jackals. Ever watch them eat?

          You must be rather new to this site, because I blame God for nothing. He is perfect in all His ways.

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        • Lander7 says:

          I believe I have seen jackals eat. To answer my question I am guessing that you are saying that unkind acts connect us to animals.

          I would agree that God is perfect but I find it interesting that you don’t think anyone could blame him if they wanted to because of the fact he is perfect.

          One could blame him for making us in a way that we would not fully understand his perfection and thus argue over it. I wouldn’t but I think that people could since they do actually blame him for much weaker arguments.

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