I happen to like "Here I am Lord" and think it would very powerful if it had the clarion ring of truth,but it doesn't.
It seems that if we sang TO God,the choir would be singing, "You're the God of wind and rain,You have felt your people's pain."Or,if we were singing ABOUT God,it would say,"He's the God of wind and rain,He has felt His people's pain".
But instead,we are singing praises and attributing power to ourselves. "I am the God of wind and rain,I have felt my people's pain". It is so wrong and affects me like squeaky chalk on a board.
Now, Sara, you stop that.
Don't you know that only "misguided fools" with "warped, hate-addled minds" damage the Religion Forum with that kind of "vileness?"
And no, those words do not constitute a personal attack.
It's perfectly acceptable to say such things about people who express proscribed beliefs.
Oh, how long will this be allowed to continue? (Vamp, vamp, swan about with back of limp wrist pressed to forehead.)
Good point. It can certainly become a source of confusion.