My uncle was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Then it was in his liver. Then his prostate. Now his brain. This has all happened in a matter of about 3 weeks. He was sent home yesterday to die…Continue
"John, I think I pulled together a pretty decent eulogy. Everything was the way he'd have wanted it I think, and since I was probably the only atheist there, it was very religious, which is also something he'd have wanted.
"I'm happy you have so much support in your life with your hubby and friends. Keep your uncle close. Sometimes when I hear a song (everytime I hear the song Daniel by Elton John), I think of my brother that died in a car accident…"
"Thank you both so much. To be honest, I kind of lost it for a while after he did pass, so I haven't been back on here to even see what I wrote, much less what anyone else wrote in response. I did finally deal with it. I went through all the…"
"It sucks when we loose someone that we love. It sucks even more when we loose someone that we are dependant on. It is unthinkable to loose one’s child, young or grown. Do what you can for the ones that are further on the loss…"
"First of all, I'm so so sorry about your uncle. Cancer is a terrible thing, and it's not fair. I recently lost my aunt to cancer as well, she started off with breast cancer and eventually it also spread throughout her…"
My uncle was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Then it was in his liver. Then his prostate. Now his brain. This has all happened in a matter of about 3 weeks. He was sent home yesterday to die with his family in peace. He has maybe a week, they say. I get that. I know that he's going to die soon. The interesting thing is, my mother, a life-long Christian, has suddenly denounced her god. While I'd love for her to be an atheist, I'd kind of hoped that it would be more of a logical choice for…See More
I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, a boy and a girl. I'm married to the greatest guy I've ever known. Living in a very small town in the bible belt makes it kind of hard to raise free-thinking children, so my approach is to simply answer all questions as best I can. I can't keep them from religion, and don't think I'd want to. But I CAN let them know that what they believe or don't believe is up to them, not the majority surrounding them. The school we just transferred from actually has a prayer group every Wednesday morning. A teacher preaches at them, and then they all pray. My daughter came home and told me she learned how to pray in school. I made sure they were never in there again, but there is apparently nothing I can do to stop the group because it takes place before class starts. Any way, that's just a taste of what we deal with here. I think it makes us stronger as a family, because my husband and I can be open with them so much easier than the Christians can be with their children. They don't have the answers about their religion, they just go along with what they were taught. Phew! That was more than I thought I was going to write lol!
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