Nursing and religion,closed,crucified and reincarnated

  1. A few things:
    Why was the thread,Nursing and Religion closed?
    This is an important thread. As nurses,whatever or religious or non religious affiliations,we are exposed more than most to the sufferings of our fellow humans. Religion,all of them,have always offered people hope and a way thru suffering. At the same time ,suffering ,has always been the bed rock of atheism,why would a loving caring god allow innocent babies to suffer and die?
    Personally Im caught bet/ agnostism and christianity. I ask,why would god allow this suffering,and at the same time I think that if there were no god then all this suffering would be the last word,and there would be no hope and all our suffering and dying would make no sense.
    Whats your opinion?
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    Probably because all the participants stoned each other to death.
  4. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Probably because all the participants stoned each other to death.

    :roll l missed that one but l bet you are right!....between the ones that can't stand the mention of Christianity and the Christains that are so heavenly minded thay are no earthly good,......seems there is nowhere for those of us in-between to take refuge, always getting caught in the cross fire.

    ohbet...imo..it boils down to faith, which is aquired by seeking for it.....my Dad likes to quote Billy Grahm:.."l don't have to understand it, l just have to believe it."....but we still question....but think about it....we can't possibly understand everything....and that is where trust comes in....sometimes you just have to let go and trust.

    When we consider situations like death and dying from our prospective here on earth...it does seem bleak indeed, but when considered in the prospective of an eternity, takes on a different outlook.

    Having said this, l don't understand why non-believers don't just by-pass these threads.
  5. by   caroladybelle
    (as caroladybelle dons her asbestos panties, and fireproof scrub dress preparing to meet Satan on her way doooowwwnnn!)
  6. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Probably because all the participants stoned each other to death.
  7. by   eltrip
    What? And I missed it? An outrage, indeed!
  8. by   Q.
    Originally posted by l.rae
    When we consider situations like death and dying from our prospective here on earth...it does seem bleak indeed, but when considered in the prospective of an eternity, takes on a different outlook.

    Having said this, l don't understand why non-believers don't just by-pass these threads.
    Bingo.
  9. by   baseline
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    Originally posted by l.rae
    When we consider situations like death and dying from our prospective here on earth...it does seem bleak indeed, but when considered in the prospective of an eternity, takes on a different outlook.

    Having said this, l don't understand why non-believers don't just by-pass these threads.
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    Well, if we could find the answer to THAT then most threads would NOT be deleted. If you don't like it move on. But that is a concept many cannot digest. There are many (of faith and non-faith alike) who feel that what is right for me is the only right there is......and that is where most wars start isn't it?
  10. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by ohbet
    A few things:
    Why was the thread,Nursing and Religion closed?
    This is an important thread. As nurses,whatever or religious or non religious affiliations,we are exposed more than most to the sufferings of our fellow humans. Religion,all of them,have always offered people hope and a way thru suffering. At the same time ,suffering ,has always been the bed rock of atheism,why would a loving caring god allow innocent babies to suffer and die?
    Personally Im caught bet/ agnostism and christianity. I ask,why would god allow this suffering,and at the same time I think that if there were no god then all this suffering would be the last word,and there would be no hope and all our suffering and dying would make no sense.
    Whats your opinion?
    Ohbet,

    I started the thread to find out how christians, atheists, and agnostics cope with death and sickness on a daily basis, only to have the first response as something like: Just because someone doesn't believe in God doesn't mean they don't care.

    I NEVER said no one cared because lets face it, animals care for their young. I wanted to know how people COPE with death and sickness daily in their career. The thread turned into something stupid. I will accept responsibility for telling the first poster, who was very sarcastic btw, that the question went over her head, but I later apologized. Anyho, I thought the topic was important, but some people read into wrong. Oh well!


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  11. by   Rootbear76
    I'm going to PM you a little later Ohbet.

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  12. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Just_wondering
    Ohbet,

    I started the thread to find out how christians, atheists, and agnostics cope with death and sickness on a daily basis, only to have the first response as something like: Just because someone doesn't believe in God doesn't mean they don't care.


    That sucks. That topic almost sounds like a good research proposal!
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yeah, it's a shame we can't have a mature discussion on these sensitive topics without somebody going too far and ruining it for the rest of us. I like to read diverse opinions, even from those I tend to disagree with, because that's the only way to learn anything. If some people do not wish to read something they know will upset them, they have the opportunity to go elsewhere; it's as simple as that.
  14. by   GoodEnuf
    I'm sorry to see that some posts didn't provide some serious feedback. Regarding the suffering in the world...It was never God's intention for people to suffer. God gave humanity "free will". The first people, Adam and Eve, made the decision to sin. Thus sin entered into our human nature. God did not make us into robots, to only do what He wants us to do. He wants us to voluntarily choose Him and love only Him. When we humble ourselves enough to realize how inadequate we are in our own strength we realize how much we need this powerfulGod, our Creator. He loves us so much that He sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ, to come to this earth and be crucified so that we can not only have a realtionship with Him, but an everlasting life with Him. This is the hope, joy, and encouragement that all people need!

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