Religion's Place in Nursing - page 19

I often read Billy Graham's column and thought today's was particulary pertinent to our profession. I'm just curious as to your own personal thoughts and feelings on the matter. (Please, no... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from psychomachia
    Wow....I'm really feelin' the love here...Onward Chrisitan soldier...
    ditto. ditto. ditto.
  2. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Somehow I hope we can dialogue without attacking each other. That doesn't mean you have to compromise your beliefs. If you believe that Jesus Christ is the only way (that's the way I understand it), then others' insults shouldn't have to change your belief. Believers are promised persecution (most of us haven't seen persecution like in many other countries around the world). Just so we don't bring it on ourselves unnecessarily.

    I agree that it's a shame for professing christians to be lazy workers, bad neighbors, etc. And I've seen this happen. On the other hand, sometimes when people find out you have a personal faith, they look for something to find fault with you. Sometimes it's almost as if they feel threatened by your beliefs.

    I think, in the original post about Billy Graham, he was responding to a woman's question. What's wrong with responding to questions about your faith if someone else brings it up?

    I haven't attended a church for several months. One reason is that I'm trying to sort out some things.
    Last edit by Betty_SPN_KS on Apr 25, '04
  3. by   jemommyRN
    Quote from BSN07
    You are so right. I know what Christ has done for me in my life,and it saddens me that there are so many out there that are lost. It is a much better life doing it the Lord's way than my way. Stay close to Jesus my sister in Christ.

    I couldn't have said it better
  4. by   hock1
    Whenever a post leans toward or is directly about faith there are angry or self defensive posts in reply. It's probably human nature, esp since most of us don't see each others faces when posting. It can be easy to forget manners and the other posters basic human dignity. Kinda think Mohammed, Moses, Jesus would slap us all if they could!
  5. by   sbic56
    Quote from vhope
    Whenever a post leans toward or is directly about faith there are angry or self defensive posts in reply. It's probably human nature, esp since most of us don't see each others faces when posting. It can be easy to forget manners and the other posters basic human dignity. Kinda think Mohammed, Moses, Jesus would slap us all if they could!
    I see no one become offended by the fact that people have faith. It is when they say things such as being "saddenned because people are lost" or that they are "wrong " in their opinion. No need to directly condemn by making such statements. There lies the difference.
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from psychomachia
    Wow....I'm really feelin' the love here...Onward Chrisitan soldier...

    Quadruple ditto, ditto!
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Well put Earle. I think number one puts a schmear on number two, and is one of the reasons some people have turned away from it.
    Quote from earle58
    and what does 'failure as a christian' mean? i know too many catholics that go to church q sunday and are the farthest thing from christian i've ever seen. then there are those that have their own faith or are non-denominational but are the most christian people i've ever met.... i really don't understand 'failure as a christian'.
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Well hello there gwenith. I havn't seen you around in a while. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right places, hunh. Maybe if I put my specks on I'll see ya better. I miss your Aussie speech bloke.
    Quote from gwenith
    A reminder to respect each others beliefs - whatever they happen to be.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    Well hello there gwenith. I havn't seen you around in a while. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right places, hunh. Maybe if I put my specks on I'll see ya better. I miss your Aussie speech bloke.
    Frances- you truly have the gift of distraction and redirection...I love it
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from earle58
    Frances- you truly have the gift of distraction and redirection...I love it
    :chuckle :chuckle ...............
  11. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Quote from earle58
    and what does 'failure as a christian' mean? i know too many catholics that go to church q sunday and are the farthest thing from christian i've ever seen. then there are those that have their own faith or are non-denominational but are the most christian people i've ever met.... i really don't understand 'failure as a christian'.
    I've never been catholic so our traditions are different. My experience has been a mixture of mennonite, baptist, and charismatic. I used to think myself a strong christian. But I have been feeling very troubled now for some time.
    It seems I'm fairly well thought of by my instructors and those who work with me (Their main complaint about me is that I need to be more assertive). I've always tried to be kind and gentle. I try to be a good worker. I used to think of myself as a "prayer warrior" or "intercessor". But something has felt very missing deep inside. There is more to this, but I can't share it here.
  12. by   teeituptom
    Im just a plain old Christian, whatever that means

    But deep down I firmly believe

    God created Golf courses on the 7th day for us to enjoy the beauty of his world
  13. by   missmercy
    Quote from teeituptom
    Im just a plain old Christian, whatever that means

    But deep down I firmly believe

    God created Golf courses on the 7th day for us to enjoy the beauty of his world
    You would get along famously with my husband!! He is a firm believer in the fact when God said to "rest on the Sabbath" He meant do a round of golf!! You are right -- some of those golf courses are breathtakingly beautiful!! (I golf rather pitifully, but go along from time to time to promoter "marital harmony" or something -- comic relief maybe

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