Religion's Place in Nursing - page 20

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   FranEMTnurse
    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
    Me too Tom. A funny thing happens when I'm admitted to a hospital, and I chuckle every time I think about it. When the admitting nurse is asking me the usual questions, and she gets to the part that asks, "What is your religious belief?, I answer, "Christian." The nurse then looks at me with a puzzled look on her/his face, and then replies, "I mean what denomination are you? Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, etc." I relpy, "None of the above, I'm just a non-denominational Christian." The nurse then writes Christian on my record.:chuckle
  2. by   luckyladyore
    I didnt it was that many mis educated students in logic101

    well to each is own but hopefully you all will see the TRUE light of jesus christ oneday. :angel2: ONE of his ANGELS
  3. by   crankyasanoldma
    Quote from Owney
    BeachNurse,

    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Are you aware that Emerson was a Universalist minister?
    Did you know that Charles Darwin was a Unitarian?

    There are many U-U Churches that are named Emerson. I heard a Sunday Service at a U-U Church in Tucson last September that consisted of one of Emerson's sermons.

    I'm trying to tell everyone in every post that my religion is the only one that is any good because it consists of any and ALL of the collective wisdom and belief systems for anything worth believing in.

    Being a U-U is like having to deal with an infinite variety of mixed nuts. You have to figure out how to crack the shell, pick out the meat, and leave the shells behind. It is called the religion for the modern thinker because we all have the responsibilty to find our own spiritual path. If you discuss religion with a U-U you will always be given more questions than answers.

    LOVE :kiss
    (extra typing to get post to post- I'm not very computer savvy)
  4. by   crankyasanoldma
    Quote from Owney
    BeachNurse,

    Are you aware that Emerson was a Universalist minister?
    Did you know that Charles Darwin was a Unitarian?
    That's not entirely correct.

    Emerson was Universalist minister early on, but later distanced himself from the Universalists. The distancing lasted the remainder of his life.

    Darwin was a (lowercase "u") unitarian, as opposed to a trinitarian. After the age of 40 he identified himself as an agnostic, a "complete disbeliever in Christianity", and believed that nature showed no evidence of benvolent design.

    (extra typing to get post to post- I'm not very computer savvy)
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from luckyladyore@yahoo
    I didnt it was that many mis educated students in logic101

    well to each is own but hopefully you all will see the TRUE light of jesus christ oneday. :angel2: ONE of his ANGELS
    And hopefully, you all will see the TRUE light of G-d one day
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from caroladybelle
    And hopefully, you all will see the TRUE light of G-d one day
    Yep! Hope so.
  7. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    Me too Tom. A funny thing happens when I'm admitted to a hospital, and I chuckle every time I think about it. When the admitting nurse is asking me the usual questions, and she gets to the part that asks, "What is your religious belief?, I answer, "Christian." The nurse then looks at me with a puzzled look on her/his face, and then replies, "I mean what denomination are you? Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, etc." I relpy, "None of the above, I'm just a non-denominational Christian." The nurse then writes Christian on my record.:chuckle

    I probably would, too.
  8. by   Paednoch
    but. I offer pascals wager. I am an orthodox (little O) Catholic (big C). From an escatological standpoint...consider this.. believe or not which one is worse to be incorrect at? If you believe in life after death and it aint true then you are just a fool in this life. But what if the opposite were true? What if you (like most of the posters here) don't believe..and er eh..are wrong? Better to be a fool for a few decades then a fool for eternity. I offer all of you to simply contemplate it. If I am right you are all in big trouble...if I am wrong I am simply just a fool and have nothing to really lose. Another questions is to ask why people are so uncomfortable with such talk. Why do you feel uncomfortable with "religion" most people have their consciences dictating that one. And people wonder why the profession is going down the tubes.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Paednoch
    but. I offer pascals wager. I am an orthodox (little O) Catholic (big C). From an escatological standpoint...consider this.. believe or not which one is worse to be incorrect at? If you believe in life after death and it aint true then you are just a fool in this life. But what if the opposite were true? What if you (like most of the posters here) don't believe..and er eh..are wrong? Better to be a fool for a few decades then a fool for eternity. I offer all of you to simply contemplate it. If I am right you are all in big trouble...if I am wrong I am simply just a fool and have nothing to really lose. Another questions is to ask why people are so uncomfortable with such talk. Why do you feel uncomfortable with "religion" most people have their consciences dictating that one. And people wonder why the profession is going down the tubes.
    I can answer that question, but I will refrain. I don't want to stir up any controversy.
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Awww come on Fran..what's a little controversy between friends? LOLOLOL!!!
  11. by   sbic56
    Quote from Paednoch
    but. I offer pascals wager. I am an orthodox (little O) Catholic (big C). From an escatological standpoint...consider this.. believe or not which one is worse to be incorrect at? If you believe in life after death and it aint true then you are just a fool in this life. But what if the opposite were true? What if you (like most of the posters here) don't believe..and er eh..are wrong? Better to be a fool for a few decades then a fool for eternity. I offer all of you to simply contemplate it. If I am right you are all in big trouble...if I am wrong I am simply just a fool and have nothing to really lose. Another questions is to ask why people are so uncomfortable with such talk. Why do you feel uncomfortable with "religion" most people have their consciences dictating that one. And people wonder why the profession is going down the tubes.
    That old fear based "reason to believe" just has never cut it with me. I just can't see how a loving god would banish someone to hell or where ever that evil place is, just because they didn't believe, meanwhile accepting the hardcore sinner, say like a serial killer, so loing as he "finds the way" prior to taking that last breath. I know that fear is what alot of Catholicism is based upon, as I grew up in a predominantly catholic french-canadian area where catholic guilt ran rampant. I could almost understand the hipocrisy, because I knew they were too fearful not to at least try and behave like they were good catholics on Sunday. No, I prefer to be good as I can to my fellow man; when I screw up my conscience gives me a kick in the pants and I come around. If it turns out there is a god, I'm sure he'll take me as I am.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from sbic56
    That old fear based "reason to believe" just has never cut it with me. I just can't see how a loving god would banish someone to hell or where ever that evil place is, just because they didn't believe, meanwhile accepting the hardcore sinner, say like a serial killer, so loing as he "finds the way" prior to taking that last breath. I know that fear is what alot of Catholicism is based upon, as I grew up in a predominantly catholic french-canadian area where catholic guilt ran rampant. I could almost understand the hipocrisy, because I knew they were too fearful not to at least try and behave like they were good catholics on Sunday. No, I prefer to be good as I can to my fellow man; when I screw up my conscience gives me a kick in the pants and I come around. If it turns out there is a god, I'm sure he'll take me as I am.
    That is exactly why there is such a huge difference between Religion and Christianity. Ummm,:uhoh21: hope I didn't open up a can of worms.
  13. by   GreenWitch
    I believe there is a POWER "out there"...but I don't believe the bible....It's just not what I believe. I believe in a LOVING God & Goddess, I believe in reincarnation, I believe in Karma and the Law of Three...I don't believe in the Devil, I don't believe in Hell.

    In the long run, it doesn't matter who is right and who is wrong...all the many Gods/Goddesses are the same person...just with different names to represent them to ourselves...what we feel comfortable with. I think of "them" as a giant jewel with many facets...

    I do think though that what WE believe is not really important. This thread started off by talking about PATIENTS (If I remember correctly). As nurses, we have to be open and accepting and NON JUDGEMENTAL and RESPECTFUL to our patients beliefts.

    This is just my opinion and we each have our own...I suggest we let this thread die or people are just going to contiue to bicker.

    Bright Blessings )0(


    Quote from Paednoch
    but. I offer pascals wager. I am an orthodox (little O) Catholic (big C). From an escatological standpoint...consider this.. believe or not which one is worse to be incorrect at? If you believe in life after death and it aint true then you are just a fool in this life. But what if the opposite were true? What if you (like most of the posters here) don't believe..and er eh..are wrong? Better to be a fool for a few decades then a fool for eternity. I offer all of you to simply contemplate it. If I am right you are all in big trouble...if I am wrong I am simply just a fool and have nothing to really lose. Another questions is to ask why people are so uncomfortable with such talk. Why do you feel uncomfortable with "religion" most people have their consciences dictating that one. And people wonder why the profession is going down the tubes.

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