Nursing, is it god's work? - page 7

The original poster is someone who doesfeel that it was a calling. I am asking that those who do NOT share the original posters sentiments please walk away from this thread and NOT use it as a forum... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by BBnurse34
    I would never be so pompous as to say that "nursing is God's work" raising my bratty kids and trying to turn them into decent citizens feels more like that!
    However, there are many times that I greatly feel the honor of serving others.
    I concure it is a privilege to my way of thinking.
  2. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Agnus
    It was reasonable to assume a Christian basis she made NUMEROUS Christianreferences to JESUS CHRIST in stating her position. I did not criticize her for being Christian.

    Don't deside for me that I was upset. I am now.

    I criticized her for promoting nursing to being a noble calling above other lines of work.

    I attempted to get that point across once again in my last post. I am waisting my time here. Please, don't tell me not to read things into something, until you stop this yourself.

    I criticize something said by someone who mentions God and there is a huge chip on many people's shoulder.
    I say the word "Christian" as I picked up on a Christian bent and now you see a major religious war.

    Don't keep my mouth shut! you say. Ha! Take a look at what you are doing.

    For the last time I did not criticize her religion. I did not attack her for being christian. But why am I waisting my time I already stated that 2 x previously and the chip on your shoulder doesn't allow you to see that.

    This post came after mine, and it seems you are addressing me but I am very confused.

    I was thought I was being encouraging to you to continue to speak your mind. I fail to see anything I said indicates I have a chip on my shoulder, as I was the first to agree with what you said in the first place.

    "Take a look at what you are doing". This is the most confusing of all. I always feel free to express myself, sometimes I have to realize that though in expressing my views no one is going to be swayed to come to my way of thinking, so I have to state my views and let it go. I was using Christians as an example of people I never agrue with, if that is what is confusing you.

    I think your defensiveness and was a bit inappropriate to what I had to say and I was misunderstood, but that's o.k. in a BB that happens sometimes. I am willing to look at what I had to say, but don't see how it warranted the response I got. Sorry.
  3. by   Agnus
    Third shift guy,
    my post was directed at Jay jay. which is a post that came just before yours.


    Anyway I am out of here
    Last edit by Agnus on Aug 5, '03
  4. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Agnus

    Anyway I am out of here
    Good idea. You have a lot of anger issue with this.

    I misunderstood, but there was a reference to my saying "don't keep your mouth shut, which is why I responded the way I did. Sorry if I added fuel to the fire so to say.

    I'm way out of here too. I've said all I've needed to say.

    Peace. Choose your battles wisely I still say.
  5. by   Jay-Jay
    Angus, I'm not going to go another round on this with you, though I do take exception to your comments.

    I still disagree that Nevada was putting nursing above other professions in her original post. If you get that out of her post, well, [shrug] you're entitled to your opinion.
  6. by   Tilleycs
    Maybe Angus' point was that nursing shouldn't be over-romanticized? When I read Angus' original post, that's the "feeling" I got from it - that it's not more important than any other work out there, and ALL work is noble work. I do agree - we need good garbage collectors, software developers, restaurant managers, etc. just as much as we need good nurses. Kind of like, "If nursing is God's work, what does that make the rest of the people on the planet (and their work) who AREN'T nurses?"

    Anyway, that's how I took Angus' original post. Does that make sense?
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by Jay-Jay
    I still disagree that Nevada was putting nursing above other professions in her original post. If you get that out of her post, well, [shrug] you're entitled to your opinion.

    I interpreted Nevada's post to mean that she's happy and there's the reason why. Never even thought once she was putting the nursing profession above others. I thought i was the only one who thought this.
  8. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    I interpreted Nevada's post to mean that she's happy and there's the reason why. Never even thought once she was putting the nursing profession above others. I thought i was the only one who thought this.
    I can see where it can be interpreted either way: "All work is God's work and here is why I think nursing is...." or "Nursing is a higher calling above other professions and here is why......" All in the eyes of the reader, her/his experiences in life, mood, etc.

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