All Blog Posts Tagged 'courage' (4)

Suffering, Prayer and God's Will - Part 2

Having been a widow at 30 with two small children, I have experienced the christian response to suffering and death.  This is supposed to be the one point where all of this christian belief is vindicated -  where it all is worth it.  It was cold comfort to say the least.

There were so many people who wanted to help and they did so by praying.  I appreciated their desire to help.  Just not so much their way of doing it. I was still very much alone with our semi-private horror.  While…

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Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Suffering, Prayer and God's will

I ceased to believe in god when I finally let go of the idea that somehow suffering can be part of god's long term plan.  After quite a lot of other sh1t happening, my 30 year old husband of 10 years suffered permanent nerve damage to his lower spine due to cancer.  While he appeared to everyone else to be reasonably healthy, he was in fact unable to urinate.  He also lost sexual function and partially lost bowel function.  He had to self catheterize for the rest of his…

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Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Opening Rant

First, a rave:  I am most grateful for Atheist Nexus.  Since effectively rebirthing myself as an atheist (decades ago, I was an agnostic), I've had no place to voice opinions, reactions or thoughts, where others might share them and perhaps further stretch my brain with their reflections.  Thank you, A/N.

Now, a rant:  There is little if anything more sacred to me, in all the history and legacy of the United States of America, than the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  The most…

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Added by Doc on September 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

It is done...Professor PZ Myers rules!

One of my personal heroes of rationality, Professor PZ Myers, has finally put the infamous cracker out of it's misery...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/07/the_great_desecration.php#more

Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

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