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    Default What does "this" refer to?

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    Again from Lewis: "We want, in fact, not so much a father in
    Heaven as a grandfather in Heaven—a senile benevolence who,
    as they say, 'likes to see young people enjoying themselves,' and
    whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly
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    said at the end of each day, 'a good time was had by all.' "
    Judging by human experience, if one is to accept God's
    loving-kindness, He apparently desires more of us than this. Is
    that not, in fact, your own experience? Have you learned more
    about yourself when things were going well, or when you were
    faced with challenges, frustrations, and suffering? "God whis-
    pers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but
    shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf
    world."" As much as we would like to avoid those experiences,
    without them would we not be shallow, self-centered creatures
    who would ultimately lose all sense of nobility or striving for
    the betterment of others?

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    Default Re: What does "this" refer to?

    "This" refers to the idea that we are put on earth to "have a good time" all the time.

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    Default Re: What does "this" refer to?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "This" refers to the idea that we are put on earth to "have a good time" all the time.
    Cool

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