Religion's Place in Nursing - page 17
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
Apr 24, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566I believe episcopalism
I believe in baptism
I believe in methodist
I gelieve in Jehovah witnesses
I believe in Golfism
I believe in nudism
I believe in a lot of isms
makes me happy
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,482Quote from jemommyWell, if you have read the thread thoroughly, you will find that most of us nonChristians have "tried Him" wholeheartedly and found the experience lacking.But, you see, for someone to feel that strongly about Him, (for me to react that way) you know He has to be good. He's amazing. You all should try Him.
But then, have you read the whole thread?
One could also say, "Buddha is wonderful, and my life is so peaceful....you should all try him, He's amazing!", or Mohammed, or Shiva, or Baal, or Adonai.
So when are you going to try them????????????????????
My belief in my G-d does not require any bloody sacrifices on crosses for salvation. I am "saved" because G-d is good, no crucifixion needed.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Clinical Endpoint Coordinator Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in Research,Peds,Neuro,Psych, ; Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 1,681; Likes: 4Quote from OwneyVery interesting..that Emerson quote was more of a personal philosophy that I share. I will have do some reading on U-U. Again I am quite happy with my religion, but would love to learn about others.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.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: LPN in LTC Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 345; Likes: 1Does everyone have a right to speak their mind EXCEPT Bible-believing Christians?
Apr 24, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 24,611; Likes: 35,448[QUOTE=Betty_SPN_KS]Does everyone have a right to speak their mind EXCEPT Bible-believing Christians?[/QUOTE
it stands to reason that if one faith is going to state that theirs is the ONLY one and be so rigid and absolute, then others are going to rebel against it. everyone has a right to speak their mind but no one has the right to cram their beliefs into someone's head.
Apr 24, '04Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 5,926; Likes: 15I have never tried to "cram my belief" into someone's head and I certainly don't think my faith is the only one. For me, it certainly is, but I know that there are so many others out there....I don't think any of us will know the "real truth" of our faith until it is our time to leave this earth.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: LPN in LTC Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 345; Likes: 1I may be a failure as a Christian, but I'm not going to use that to say that Christianity is wrong or bad.
Apr 24, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 24,611; Likes: 35,448and 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'.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: psychiatric nurse Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Psychiatric ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 668; Likes: 374I was not going to post because I simply enjoy reading everyone else's views on this...but Jenmommy, your post does offend me, especially the line about 'standing up to all these nonbelievers' in the last one...I am not Christian, and I have never once nor do I ever plan on ridiculing anyone's religion, including yours...nor do I think you're ignorant because you don't believe the same things I believe. And I certainly don't consider myself ignorant of Christianity because I was brought up in a Christian household and was Christian until I was 16 years old.
It is not up to me to decide who's ignorant and who isn't, and certainly not for me to decide who is right and who is wrong, and it's not up to you, either. In this case, I think your words speak VOLUMES more than your actions.
btw, I feel strongly about Osama bin Ladin and Jeffrey Dahmer...does that make them good?
I won't argue with you on this simply because it's pointless...you think you're right, and I think I'm right...we'll simply leave it at that and call it a day. I just wanted to let you know how I felt...Thanks for reading.
Apr 24, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 22Quote from J LynnI'm not sure how to respond to all these posts. It saddens me. I'm not going to start a debate only because as a Christian, I don't like to argue about religion. Some people just don't get it. If you are seeking peace in your life, then try doing it without Jesus, and let me know how it's working for you.
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.
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Nurse Consultant Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 3,105; Likes: 49Quote from BSN07What is this board coming to? This kind of intolerance and lack of respect for each others personal beliefs is what saddens me!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.
Apr 24, '04Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 5,926; Likes: 15Quote from sbic56It happens all the time on other threads...why not this one as well??What is this board coming to? This kind of intolerance and lack of respect for each others personal beliefs is what saddens me!
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Nurse Consultant Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 3,105; Likes: 49Quote from CNM2BTrue, but this stuff is somehow over the top in my view.It happens all the time on other threads...why not this one as well??