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    Oh my God!

    "God can revive the dying."

    This was in one of NYC's morning papers:

    "When it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans. An eye-opening survey reveals widespread belief that divine intervention can revive dying patients. And, researchers said, doctors 'need to be prepared to deal with families who are waiting for a miracle.'"

    "More than half of the randomly surveyed adults -57 percent- said God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile..."

    Oh my God!!

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    This from a guy who writes fantasy novels.

    Do you suppose the same 57% would accept that God is responsible for the fact the patient is dying?

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    Sin is responsible for that HE. You know that guy, right?

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    Yep. As A.C.C. would point out, it's one of the nine billion names.

    Consider this further problem: the guy dies. Was it because god was pissed at (1) the patient, (2) at the petitioners, (3) at the quality of the prayers or was it because she considered the dying a learning experience for (1) the patient and/or (2) the petitioners?

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    How does this apply to the theory that we all, in each of us, has a part of God?

    God is simply what we call those collective powers we can't describe, isn't it?

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    Pantheism isn't really the same now, is it? We don't mean God when we say we each have a part of Him in us, do we? I think that's more of a generic way of saying we're all a part of the whole, or the hole, depending upon whether you're an existentialist or not.

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    The topic is Religion... hmmm, where should I begin? Better yet.. once I begin.. where can I end?

    In the end the conversations always comes down to ... "to each his own" or "live and let live".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Wassner View Post
    "God can revive the dying."

    This was in one of NYC's morning papers:


    Oh my God!!
    Which one Gary?? you don't believe there is one, why evoke His name??

    ***poke's Gary in the ribs ***

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    Ouch!

    My God, Zoro. Mine!!!

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    hee hee hee

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