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Cancer

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Apr 28, 2012. 21 Replies

Cancer like diabetes, hearth disease, asthma, and others is an enviromental condition rather than an viral, bacterial, or fungal disease. Scurvy was the wrath of long distance travellers until they…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Quest of Knowledge Apr 13, 2012. 15 Replies

Hello,I was born Catholic, and had to convert to Jehovah's Witness at age 8 because my mother decided it.My father has always been an atheist, but he never shared his views while I was growing up. He…Continue

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booklover replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Exactly Susan.  Religious people have excuses for that though.  Like 'god' didn't cause the cancer, people did with hurting the environment, etc. because they have free-will.  So they pray to their god and sometimes the…"
Apr 28, 2012
booklover replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Thanks Joan.  I always try and educate about the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes.  My son got type 1 at age 10 and he is now almost 18.  I can't imagine parents who have babies and toddlers with type 1!  My son does…"
Apr 28, 2012
Quest of Knowledge replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Are you saying that only people, or mostly people, who outlive their lifespan develop cancer?"
Apr 24, 2012
Jezzy replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Well it seems that the largest reason cancer is such an issue these days is our expanded lifespans. We're living longer than ever, we've eliminated many other causes of mortality in the first world, and so cancer is a larger issue because…"
Apr 24, 2012
Joan Denoo replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"booklover, diabetes has so many unknowns, and type I in young children requires great discipline, not only for the child but for loved ones. I do hope a cure come soon. Funding for this kind of research could speed up better treatment and/or cure.…"
Apr 23, 2012
Lorien replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"yes, you could say I am sad there are sick and damaged people in this world that I can nothing about."
Apr 23, 2012
booklover replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"I know you didn't mean to offend Quest.  However, that last sentence you just used kind of did offend me because obviously I know what diabetes is, and I just explained you cannot use a 'generic' form to describe it.  It is…"
Apr 23, 2012
Quest of Knowledge replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"I am sorry that you feel that way.  Do you feel sad by the idea that such a horrible thing as cancer is completely out of your control and that life sucks?"
Apr 23, 2012
Quest of Knowledge replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"I am sorry about your son.  I did not mean to rest importance to type 1 diabetes by grouping all types of diabetes into one.  The reality is that cancer itself has many different manifestations and it is not one single process. Diabetes…"
Apr 23, 2012
Joan Denoo replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"I'm saying I am not receiving your messages. I found them by looking on the list of postings on the right side of desk. I then looked up your home page and can follow your discussions.  I like what you write. I am in the process of trying…"
Apr 23, 2012
Lorien replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Life is the trigger. If you knew what the trigger is and could do something about it, then you are the winner. I doubt it is common to all cancers. Some are genetic. Genetic mutations is what made us evolve so stopping mutations is not good unless…"
Apr 23, 2012
Susan Stanko replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Did accidentally click the "stop following" link?"
Apr 23, 2012
booklover replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Sorry Joan, so you mean you don't understand what I'm saying, or you're not receiving them?"
Apr 23, 2012
booklover replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"You are right Susan. "
Apr 23, 2012
Susan Stanko replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"I am saying why should he respond to prayers to take away the cancer when he gave her cancer in the first place."
Apr 23, 2012
Joan Denoo replied to Quest of Knowledge's discussion Cancer
"Booklover, I am not getting your posts. "
Apr 23, 2012

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At 7:55pm on April 9, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for being my friend!
At 12:16am on April 9, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:55pm on April 8, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joaquin! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Parenting Little Heathens, Friendly AtheistAtheist TeachersIt Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully Free World and Atheism and Social Action. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 11:15am on April 8, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Joaquin
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist. 
  
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