Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Becoming holy

Can't find an english source for this

Pater Damiaan is weer beetje heiliger
(Pastor Damiaan is a little more holy)

A translated quote from the article:

"Scientists declared the healing of a woman's cancer as unexplainable" ... "The woman got better after praying to pastor Damiaan"

So okay, the "scientists" probably didn't lie when they said that they don't know exactly how the woman's cancer was healed to go from that to saying that it was a supernatural healing and that it was prayer and specifically the prayer to that specific saint?  The leaps of faith are just so huge, it would be laughable if it wasn't being reported in mainstream media.

Lets see, even if we go with a supernatural healing, perhaps someone in the woman's family was praying to a different saint and it was that one or perhaps one of the doctors or one of the nurses was praying for a whole different religion, perhaps it was a saint/god group effort to heal this woman.

And then there is the obvious question of why, what are the accomplishments of this woman, what could have possibly prompted a dead pastor to interact with the real world to cure one instance of cancer, why did she need saving when children are dying of the same and even far lesser diseases?  Was it because the zombie knew that this woman was monitored and that he would be found out, in essence a claim to fame by a ghost?  Really I should be laughing here but it will be another argument by someone to say to an atheist "see, there has to be something"

My take is that perhaps, maybe, the woman had a good reception to certain kinds of drugs or treatment, her cancer wasn't so bad and the doctors and supporting staff did a good job.

Why is it never a real miracle like an arm growing back or a baby with spina bifida spontaneously regenerating it's spinal cord or even a minor thing like a cleft lip, something that we can now easily correct but it would still be infinitesimally more profound and miraculous than the next cancer healing if such a lip would regrows on it's own ...

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