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Old 08-13-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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God answers prayer, cures girl of cancer.

http://www.cnn.com/video/partners/cl...ppears.kgw.kgw

A mighty God, indeed.
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I am using someone else's computer now.

and the link / site does not launch / work.


anyways, I am happy if a young girl's cancer mysteriously went away

very happy for her and her loved ones

but, of course it had nothing to do with G-d

because if it did

then when a ten year old boy

prayed to G-d in 1965

that his mother's cancer would go away

well, G-d rejected his prayers
and let her (at age 41) waste away to 80 pounds
before she succumbed to death
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My damn pop-up blocker kept me from watching that video. It's always nice to read some good news.
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deep, I'm guessing this is your story that you shared. I'm truly sorry to hear of this.

God doesn't always answer our prayers, or answer them how we want them to be answered. I've found this to be the case in many of my own prayers on serious matters.
That's doesn't mean he didn't answer the prayer of the girl and her family, though, or that he doesn't continue to answer people's prayers. Many people in the Bible didn't receive answers. This doesn't mean God isn't good, or that he doesn't love us or that he's not in control.

I certainly hope this hasn't kept you from praying. I know that sounds almost cruel to say, but I hope you know that's not how I mean it. Again, I'm sorry about your mother. I truly am.

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My damn pop-up blocker kept me from watching that video. It's always nice to read some good news.
It should give you a button to click to launch the video player, though. Just go to CNN.com if that doesn't come up. It's a very moving story.
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It should give you a button to click to launch the video player, though. Just go to CNN.com if that doesn't come up. It's a very moving story.
Thanks, I'm on my way to CNN.com.
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deep, I'm guessing this is your story that you shared. I'm truly sorry to hear of this.

God doesn't always answer our prayers, or answer them how we want them to be answered. I've found this to be the case in many of my own prayers on serious matters.
That's doesn't mean he didn't answer the prayer of the girl and her family, though, or that he doesn't continue to answer people's prayers. Many people in the Bible didn't receive answers. This doesn't mean God isn't good, or that he doesn't love us or that he's not in control.

I certainly hope this hasn't kept you from praying. I know that sounds almost cruel to say, but I hope you know that's not how I mean it. Again, I'm sorry about your mother. I truly am.

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but you do get to have your way

in the end,
the 10 year old boy
was smart enough to pray that his mother
(that had wasted away and was wrything with pain) would die

so, yes G-d does answer prayers

we just got to get the prayers right




seriously,

I have no problem with the G-d concept

he can be there
or not there


people will live
people will die

if you want

G-d to be in charge
then you put him there with Jeffrey Daumer
as he duct tapes his innocent victims to a chair
and drills holes in their head for several days

tell me more, why G-d did not let these people prayers to die, be answerd?
did he let them live, to be toutured for several days
as Daumer ate them?


you might want to rethink your simplistic, pat answers for people that have had life experiences different than your own


again, i have no problem with a G-d concept

some girl beating cancer proves nothing, or that is just what I believe

a book I would highly reccomend
"Why bad things happen to good people"

approaches life and death from a mature, reasoned place,
and debunks all the silly things people say
when someone suffers an unbearable loss.
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a book I would highly reccomend
"Why bad things happen to good people"

approaches life and death from a mature, reasoned place,
and debunks all the silly things people say
when someone suffers an unbearable loss.
Something you always hear in the movies and TV that really irks me is people saying "It was God's will".

If I ever hear that after the loss of a loved one, I may just have to go upside the person's head. Probably not with my first, but with my thoughts at the least....
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Have you read the book of Job? Do you realize everything that happened to Paul, writer of much of the New Testament.

These are no "pat" answers. Just answers. I don't understand everything God does. I'm grateful for that though. If I did, he certainly wouldn't be much of a God. He wouldn't be a being greater than me. I believe (there, I said it ) that God is still in control when bad things happen. I think he makes good things come out of bad things, too. Christ's death certainly was a bad thing - then he went and rose from the dead, conquering death and providing salvation. This would be the ultimate example, I believe.

Why do bad things happen to good people? Define "good" people.
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Something you always hear in the movies and TV that really irks me is people saying "It was God's will".
I agree...
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one of the myths that is included in the book

a long with

he/she was too good to be on this earth

G-d needed her/him in heaven

some believe they sinned,
so G-d punished them by taking their child


it was 1991/1992 when I read the book, I don't remember it that clear, the author is a rabbi, and a person that still believes in G-d.

there are 5-6 pat answers people invent for themselves, to make it right in their mind, that suffering people have to hear
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Why do bad things happen to good people? Define "good" people.
Also, define bad things.
As a reporter, I've done many stories on people who have beat cancer or are fighting the disease, and they consider it the best thing that's ever happened to them.
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one of the myths that is included in the book

a long with

he/she was too good to be on this earth

G-d needed her/him in heaven

some believe they sinned,
so G-d punished them by taking their child
Yeah, I don't believe these either.
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Have you read the book of Job?
yes

it is also in the rabbi's book

you should get the book

something bad will happen to you

and we know you are a good person


as for "book of Job"

it really is over rated

we had a thread on it

you may want to look it up in the archives
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some believe they sinned,
so G-d punished them by taking their child
That's the worst one I've heard of. Can you imagine how that would make someone feel not only about himself, but also about God?
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