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Don't pray for me is a group for atheists with chronic illness or disability. Providing support without superstition.
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2013
Started by Regina Goodwin. Last reply by Kasey Sep 2, 2012.
Started by Shanna Mullen May 18, 2012.
Started by Kasey Dec 16, 2009.
Hi to everyone. I hope your July has gone well. I have had kind of a rough month myself, but I am hoping for better.
Happy Cinco de Mayo or Happy Sunday, whatever. How are you doing out there? any updates.
I've been neglectful again. I dropped a lot of online activities because it was hard to do stuff (long story) but I have a tablet that makes it easier now.
I'd love to hear how you are doing, so please post and let's get ths group going again!
Welcome. I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. It is a shame that so many support sites (and sites in general for that matter) are awash in religious sentiment. I find that a real turn off and it keeps me off of a lot of sites. You have a lot of courage to keep looking for a site that will support you without weighing you down with a lot of religious baggage.
I'm afraid I don't have any particular insights into your condition, but I have a lot of experience with chronic illness and pain. If you're comfortable doing so, please share more about your condition. Twenty-four is so young to be diagnosed with a serious illness. How are you holding up?
I'm 24 years old and I was recently diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Myasthenia gravis. I have joined a lot of support groups online but god and prayer is mentioned in almost every post. It makes me feel even more alone and isolated which is not what I'm looking for. I just want to be able to get support for this awful disease without having people pray for me and tell me god will heal me.
Hello, friends! My background involves systemic inflammation with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (for 20 yrs), psoriasis, tendinitis, and mystifying vascular events. I'm currently a Remicade patient (11 months or so).
And I recently started blogging about my journey http://www.freethoughtfiber.com - creativity through fiber arts, freethought, and essays of interest to those with chronic illness.
Looking to meet other friends to talk about art and expression through creative hobbies and work.
Welcome Jack. I've been a very neglectful group owner. Good to hear from you.
Regarding your feeling of guilt about mass prayer, it is not like you could stop them from praying for you. Allowing it doesn't mean you believe in it.
Praying for someone is an easy thing. Much easier than actually doing anything like helping with expenses or bringing by a meal or volunteering at a hospital.
It is odd for me to think of these large groups of people praying for someone they don't know, but if they chose to do it, what can you do about it? Asking them not to seems a bit childish. I equate "I'm praying for you" to "I'm thinking of you." and try to appreciate the sentiment. Empathy is a natural response when hearing of another human's bad health.
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