Guardian angels watching over us? Isn't that nice!

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
January 12, 2007 6:31am CST
Is there a slight possibility that maybe there are? or you believe there is one watching you? What makes it difficult to believe they don't exist?
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
It would be a comforting thought I suppose, and I can see why some people convince themselves there are, the comfort factor and being able to convince themselves they're never alone. Personally, it comes down to the same thing for me. No proof. No evidence at all. So it's not something I can logically consider. I'll mention though, while we're on the subject, that it can be increasingly annoying to see people thank their guardian angels instead of giving credit where it's due. For example, the person who gives credit to his guardian angel for keeping him alive after an illness, instead of the doctors who treated him. I see this all too often and its a depressing thing to see. Doctors, technology and science get forgotten in place of unproven concepts and acts of blind faith.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
So the keyword here is "comfort". People find comfort in the thought of someone watching over them. Following the same logic of reasoning, I have yet to see people who blame their guardian angels if something unfortunate happens to them. They are supposed to be guardians. Were they on leave when someone has met an accident? In the first place the accident shoudn't have happened had they been doing their jobs faithfully. I wonder, where did this idea come from?
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
Exactly! It's the same attitude attributed to God on most occasions. If you pray to God and something good happens, it must be Gods doing. But if you pray to God and something bad happens, well you simply were doing it wrong, or you've done something wrong in your past that you're being punished for, etc. Guardian angels, religion in general .. is a security blanket. It provides people with comfort and gives them that crutch to move forward in life without having to accept they are a singular entity, all on their own.