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good God!

An oath expressing surprise, shock, frustration, anger, or annoyance. Good God! If we'd stopped the car one second later, that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but good God, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash?
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The other day I was in the middle of doing the house cleaning and there was a knock on the door and I opened it to some man who went 'Oh good God, it's you.
One needs to have tranquility and calmness," News of the World quoted Kaka, as saying.I use my money to show what good God can do for people.
When an early critic of Le Corbusier called him boring, he dismissively denounced the doctrine of "life with its many facets and unending variety; life, two-faced or four-faced, putrescent or healthy, limpid or muddy; the exact and the arbitrary, logic and illogicality, the good God and the good Devil; everything in confusion; pour it all in, stir well and serve hot and label the pot 'Life.' That should be enough to make any living being a many-sided character of infinite variety." This, I must stress, was Le Corbusier's description of evil.
"Ah qu'il est bon, le bon Dieu!" ("How good is the good God!")
But I remember when I was with Renault and I tested the 1996 car and then got in the 1997 car and the feeling then was 'good God, we've got something really good under us'.
More straightforwardly, he also suggests that witches served a useful answer to the perennial question of how to explain the presence of evil and suffering in a world governed by an all-powerful and good God.
Hence the need for believers to reconcile the necessary attributes of God with a world that is, by all appearances, characterized by indiscriminate evil and pain rather than the rule of a good God.
EVEN THE church cannot keep a good God down." Ever the master of the apt phrase the former Bishop of Durham, David Jenkins, has published, in what is described as "not quite an autobiography," reflections and reactions to his experience of being a bishop in the Church of England.
Years after writing it, Augustine said that the work praises the righteous and good God, is intended to excite the reader's mind and affection toward God, and has done so often for himself and for many others.
IT JUMPS, IT CRIES, it's cute, it's -- good god, it's you in an animated teddy bear suit on my keitai.
One of the great achievements of the Jewish and Christian faiths has been to hold both of these beliefs together, for they contain a paradox: The world is good (the good God made it), and the world is evil (human beings have disobeyed God).
In Finite and Infinite Goods he develops this notion of a loving and good God in what is now a fundamentally Good-centered ethical framework with a subordinate divine command theory of moral obligation.
In the Dahomey region of West Africa (now Benin), vodoun means "spirit" or "god." Although many Haitians believe that one Bondye, or "Good God," rules over all, this God, like African high gods, does not intervene in human affairs.
In the second, he investigates the good goals a perfectly good God might seek to bring about.
He refers ironically to the Christian deity as "their good God whom they borrowed from the savage, bloodthirsty race that invented him." The origin and longevity of religion lies in "a class of soothsayers, medicinemen, priests, and clergymen, all living on the hopes and fears excited by themselves." All of the alleged revealed texts, "the Bibles, and Korans, and Vedas, are misleading and unreliable" for this seafaring man.