Nursing, is it god's work? - page 3

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   jnette
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Divide the "calling issues" from the "bread and butter issues".

    We work for the bread and butter and these we can fight for as our right.

    Any "calling" we feel we channel into doing our job to the best of our abilities each and every day.

    Just a thought.
    And a very GOOD thought. One I can agree with wholeheartedly.

    Thanx, Gwen.
  2. by   gwenith
    KTWLPN you boviously have not read the entire thread carefully. Yes there are christian threads on this board and I think kudos to all who have not pot stirred to the point of having to repeatedly close threads such as that.

    I, for one would be delighted to have threads exploring other religious beliefs. I have been reading Caroline's lovely posts on her own beliefs in Judaism and have found them enlightening.

    If and only if we could gaurantee that a thread exploring religious beliefs did not rapidly wind down to a verbal slanging match with "soap box Sallys" posting every second post I would say go for it. Unfortunately history is against us. All too often religious threads deteriorate. That in itself is acceptable but what tends to happen is that the ill feeling generated within those threads can spill over to the rest of the board so that the general level of contentiousness increases.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    That's why i never posted an opinion on that other thread that closed, a lot of people (DID NOT SAY ALL PEOPLE) tend to take an expression of faith as their way of saying " i am ALWAYS right you are WRONG" when in actuallity it's just someone who is happy with their feelings and beliefs and wanted to express that, and thought other people might like to read it. What can i say, i like happy people.

    Only problem i ever had with somoene's beliefs is when some find it necessary to lecture you about it. I've had it from both sides. Went to a church one time where the pastor flat out said i was going to burn in hell since i wasn't baptisted. When i was in school, the subject of G-d and religion came up and a student in the class who was a well-known atheist (because he took any and EVERY opportunity to get on his soapbox about it ) got in my face and said "your theory is full of holes, one of these days you will realize how wrong you are, clueless idiot".

    The point.

    Never assumed that this pastor was like all pastors.

    Never assumed that this student was just like all atheists, althought i definately thought less of his opinion since he resorted to namecalling while getting his point across. Doesn't mean i think they all are like that one. God or not that guy was just a rude person.
  4. by   fab4fan
    The "Christian" nurses thread got really inapp., IMO. Look what happened to caroladybelle; she discussed her Judaism and was treated in anything but a Christian way, with one person even referring to her faith as a "bad habit." Excuse me?

    Somehow, IMO, to suggest that one person is a nurse because he/she was "called" smacks of elitism. What does that say about the person who went into nursing for other reasons?

    Some of these posts from Christians come really close to pharisaical, IMO.
    Last edit by fab4fan on Aug 1, '03
  5. by   gwenith
    Umm Fabfourfan - I used to think I had a pretty good grasp of vocabulary but what does "pharasaical" mean?
  6. by   ktwlpn
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by gwenith
    [B]Umm Fabfourfan - I used to think I had a pretty good grasp of vocabulary but what does "pharasaical" mean? >quote
    Phar-i-sa-ic [ frri sy ik ] or Pha-ri-sa-i-cal [ frri sy ik'l ]


    1. associated with the Pharisees: relating to or characteristic of the Pharisees

    2. Phar-i-sa-ic or phar-i-sa-ic or Phar-i-sa-i-cal or phar-i-sa-i-cal self-righteously obsessed with rules: acting with hypocrisy, self-righteousness, or obsessiveness with regard to the strict adherence to rules and formalities ( disapproving )
  7. by   fab4fan
    It means to be hypocritically self-righteous. Derived from the Pharisees, a religious sect in the time of Christ.
  8. by   gwenith
    Thank-you I will remember that one for the future!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Did I miss something? Who was "pharisaical"? The original post was just one person's perspective on their reason for being a nurse. I didn't sense any hypocritical self-righteousness. Does not a person who feels as the first poster writes have a right to express those feelings? Do we not live in America?

    And I never read that just because a person feels "called" into the nursing profession that then they must forgo a salary or benefits and work for free. You can feel "called" and expect to be paid for it too.

    I don't know if I was "called" to be a nurse. I've always veered toward the "helping" professions . . . . my first major out of high school was Social Work. My "calling" the second time was to help my family out financially and nursing was sort of an accident. Or was it? Who knows?

    But what is wrong with discussing it?

  10. by   fab4fan
    steph: There were a few posts in reference to the "We are Christian nurses" thread...that is to which I was applying the term.
  11. by   Furball
    The bullying thread had a bit of this "pharasaical" attitude as well. Cool word Fab...thanks for adding to my vocabulary!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Fab4Fan . . .Oh, thanks.

    The bullying thread . . .was that the "devil-horned" one.

    I get it.

  13. by   Furball
    You got it! Horned viper, devil disciple...ect
    Kinda funny, actually.