Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Can God, if S/He exists, cure people? Or is it just the penicillin doing the work?
Some say God can heal. But He/She can't heal amputees. At least he has never done so despite all the prayers. I guess amputees aren't worthy of His/Her saving grace.
In Ohio, televangelist Darlene Bishop is being sued after she told her brother God had healed his throat cancer. The brother stopped taking his treatments and spent the last years of his life being cared for by his sister. He died of throat cancer 18 months ago. Bishop even wrote a book Your Life Follows Your Words, wherein she describes how prayer cured her breast cancer and her brother's throat cancer. The book doesn't bother to mention his death. Her brother's family is suing her for wrongful death and for mishandling her brother's estate.
In her defense, she claims the book was published while her brother's cancer was in remission, and after she found out it wasn't, she advised him to follow the doctor's advice but he refused.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
So the death toll in Iraq is at 3000, more than the number who died in 9/11.
I have one question: So?
According to some sources, that is 97,000 people less than the number of Kurds gassed by Hussein. That's far less than the number of disenfranchised women living in the Middle East. It's about 100 times more than the number of people who are trampled to death each year during the Hajj. And it's a drop in the bucket compared to the number of dead in Darfur, and we're supposed to drop everything and rush to Darfur's aid.
I don't believe we should have gone into Iraq for the same reasons we shouldn't have gone into Somalia and why we should not get involved in Darfur. People killing each other in their own country is their own business.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The older I get, the mistier I get. I watched President Ford's funeral ceremony Saturday evening, and even before Ford's motorcade left Maryland, Fox News showed the World War II memorial, where Ford's hearse stopped for a moment. Women who attended the military academies and Boy Scouts (Ford was an Eagle scout) were there to pay tribute. I had to choke back tears. Then when he was piped I wiped away a few tears.