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Old 05-14-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Ever since a poster a decade ago that swore that his church had the lame, the bedridden and the terminally ill queuing up and after some prayer sessions, they were dancing away and the pick up was filled with crutches and wheelchairs, we are used to posters making claims about miracle healings that we are supposed to accept a face value. Alleluia.
On visiting the shrine at Lourdes and seeing the pile of discarded crutches and sticks, the French poet Anatole France exclaimed...'What, what! No wooden legs?
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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On visiting the shrine at Lourdes and seeing the pile of discarded crutches and sticks, the French poet Anatole France exclaimed...'What, what! No wooden legs?
.... and THAT'S why there isn't any humor or satire in religious writings (see other thread)!
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Sometimes when people escape death they are so grateful they simply want to thank someone or something. I'm conscious now of how that can be offensive to others.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Sometimes when people escape death they are so grateful they simply want to thank someone or something. I'm conscious now of how that can be offensive to others.
How did you arrive at this conclusion? There's nothing offensive about someone escaping death or feeling grateful. However, it does not rise to the level of proof of a divine entity.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Sometimes when people escape death they are so grateful they simply want to thank someone or something. I'm conscious now of how that can be offensive to others.
Ignorance isn't offensive.

Lamentable, yes.
Pitiable, certainly - especially when it's intentional.
Dangerous, often.

But not offensive.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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Ignorance isn't offensive.

Lamentable, yes.
Pitiable, certainly - especially when it's intentional.
Dangerous, often.

But not offensive.
I'm offended at ignorance only when I expect the opposite, such as in grave travesty, but not really even in grave tragedy.

When I was religious, I was often taught to feel offended (but not individualist) about "ignorance" from pagans, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Hindus, etc... I'm not really sure how Buddhists never made it into the picture... Oh wait, they did once, about supposed idolatry in "all" Buddhism.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It, sorry, sucks. I fell off a roof when I was 14, and the rest of my life has been one health problem after another. My guts were smashed to almost mush. Some smart guy saved my life.

Dr. Frankenstein didn't have any advice about what to do after that.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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On visiting the shrine at Lourdes and seeing the pile of discarded crutches and sticks, the French poet Anatole France exclaimed...'What, what! No wooden legs?
Obviouly a 'half -empty' thinker....
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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On visiting the shrine at Lourdes and seeing the pile of discarded crutches and sticks, the French poet Anatole France exclaimed...'What, what! No wooden legs?
I think it was Jeff that basically said on another thread that God had a "no replacement" policy on limbs.
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Old Today, 01:05 PM
 
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I think it was Jeff that basically said on another thread that God had a "no replacement" policy on limbs.
But he does on death, so we are asked to believe. Like someone is dying and then in the middle of an NDE, God says, 'Sorry. get all those relatives and angels out of here, I changed my mind about him dying.'

As usual, God only does stuff that doesn't look contrary to the laws of physics - just hard to explain.
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