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God. Is He truly good?
I ask this question because this morning a very good friend of mine lost his year long battle with cancer. He was a 29 year old husband and father of 3 beautiful little girls. He was a God fearing Christian who gave everything he had to the church. He was an amazing example of what a man and a man of God should be. Even through his battle with cancer he never lost faith and used it as a way to spread God's will. He didn't deserve this. His wife didn't deserve this. And his 3 little girls didn't deserve this. So I ask you... how can God be good? How can God take a man so devoted to spreading His word yet allow scum like Jerry Sandusky to live a long life?
Philosophers and theologians have been trying to answer this question for ages, and there is no answer, other than that God is a mystery to us and we can only have faith in His plan, though it is impossible sometimes to understand it. My condolences to you, friend. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family.
Firstly my condolences to you, your friend and his loved ones.
God is good. Don't think of it as your friend being punished with death, but by being rewarded with God's company. It sounds as if your friend has done all he could do on this earth and is now being rewarded. He has been tested, and God has decided it is your friends time to join Him in eternal life.
Lou Holtz has a famous saying about understanding the Notre Dame mystique: “If you’ve been there, no explanation is necessary. If you haven’t, none is adequate."
I'm sorry for your loss, I believe you when you say that your friend did not deserve this. When tragedy happens it is common for those affected to question God's grace. Do not get off the path as I am sure the legacy your friend left behind through his family was apart of God's plan to make a difference in the world. Have faith my friend it's always darkest before light.
Sorry for your loss.
And to your question and IMO... no.
"FLORIDA PLAYS F***ING CHARLESTON SOUTHERN! THAT'S NOT EVEN A REAL PLACE!!!" Adolf Hitler
Condolences my fellow Irish fan! Two months ago I lost my stepdad to cancer. He was 49. Best man ever. Hang in there and take relief in knowing that "Tickle monster " will be *** hammered. FOR ETERNITY
And assuming God exists at all (I personally think so), you speak of something infinitely more intelligent and complex than any of us, and thus beyond human understanding. I don't think this is the place to find answers.
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In new playoff system, does ND need to play a 13th game?
As I saw posted earlier this week, should ND negotiate the right for independence and teams in conferences without a conference championship game to play a 13th game of their choosing? Presently, a 13th game can only be Hawaii. I think they should be able to. It would make the SOS part of the four team selection more fair, because all teams being considered for those four spots will have played 13 games. It may not even be in ND's favor to do so, but I do think it makes the process more fair if all those being considered have played the same number of games.
It would be a fruitless exercise.
Notre Dame can argue that it would "make the process more fair if all those being considered have played the same number of games," but then again, everyone else would want a 13th game, too. A school in the position of Alabama last year would want a 13th game in order to boost its SOS. This would mean that every school would petition for a 13th game, which would make the conference championships a 14th game.
Schools who don't qualify for their conference's championship game will not want to be behind the 8-ball when Notre Dame gets an "extra" game.
ND will have to make sure that its 12 games equal the potential 13 games of another school.
So, are you saying ND would be better off eliminating a traditionally average teams from a 12 game schedule (let's say Purdue, BC or Pitt) and adding a traditional top twenty program (V Tech, Penn St., FSU, or Georgia.) I guess that makes some sense. ND's SOS would be higher in most years with such a switch.
Would it matter?
In a new playoff system ND will have to out bid other teams for recruits,
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