To All The Nurses In The World - page 2

To all the nurses who, perhaps more than any other group on earth, truly ease the suffering in the world. You evangelists of encouragement, You are so much more than you know. You have not let... Read More

  1. by   mattsmom81
    Mr. Donmurray, I suspect you are capable of sharing your viewpoints a bit more pleasantly than what we see here.

    Now... where are those refined British manners?
  2. by   Tookie
    would you rather talk about how the 'games' are going and where the medal count is at - Boy oh Boy l just adore that big hunk of a gymnastic bloke from Britian - - have just checked the papers for his name - Dosn't matter l will watch it tonight - l will be barrracking for the aussies but watching him for those rippling muscles - To me far more interesting than chicken soup
  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by donmurray
    You did ask! Mawkish, syrupy, contrived, and as a Pagan, the assumption of the last line is offensive! IMHO
    I kind of know where you are coming from Don. I don't subscribe to any one type of orginized faith but I do respect the right for others to find comfort and solace in whatever brings comfort and solace.
    I don't attend a church made of mortar and bricks but I do enjoy the solitude of meditating beside a mountain trout stream where I can contemplate things both within my control and those that are yet a mystery to me.
    Am I wrong for not believing in the same God(s) that others do?
    We all choose our own path and the right path is the one that works for you.
    When I became comfortable with my self, I no longer became uncomfortable with the beliefs of others.
    Peace and Love,
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Wow, excellent post, Russell. :angel2:
  5. by   mattsmom81
    I totally agree Rusty!

    "When we become comfortable with ourselves and our belief systems , we no longer feel uncomfortable with others' choices.".......Rusty

    I also enjoy being by a stream or a lake...and fishing is one of my favorite meditative pastimes...a gift my father gave to me
  6. by   getbabygirl
    Like I've said in the past... thanks to all who reply with something postitive... Though I respect everyones's views it's impossible to please everyone and like I've said before if you don't like the post then don't respond!!!!!!!!
  7. by   Mattigan
    I'm with donmurray on this one. He expressed MY sentiments beautifully.
  8. by   Mattigan
    ... except for the pagan part.
  9. by   Jazzdog
    I think Rusty's got it. If all believed in the same God, then there wouldn't be a gift from God called freedom of choice. If there was only one path to God, that would make God shallow and limited. I think there is nothing better than to accept, feel, and be a part of nature, which in the belief system of the native American, is becoming one with God.
  10. by   donmurray
    I respect Rusty, and his point of view, to an extent, But this last post provides an example of what I am getting at.

    Some people do not choose to believe in any G-d. The arrogance implicit in the assumption above that their freedom of choice is "A gift from G-d" is patently obvious. I don't need any free gifts, thank you, and certainly not gifts with strings attached.
    A person may live their life in a better way than they may otherwise do, in the belief that the ultimate "Big Brother" is watching them. Another person may live just as "good" a life because they choose to do so, without need of supernatural intervention, or Its "permission."

    ps. A pagan is one who does not subscribe to Judaism, Islam, or Christianity.

    This is all rather off-topic, and on re-reading my original post, perhaps I should have said "patronising" instead of "offensive"
  11. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by donmurray
    You did ask! Mawkish, syrupy, contrived, and as a Pagan, the assumption of the last line is offensive! IMHO
    (Headset on blarring music..."I love the night life, I gotta boogie..On the disco)....

    Oh...Did somebody say something? I thought I heard something. I gues not...

    (headset back on...."disco...rounnnnnd..yeah, yeah, yeah..please dont talk about"...).

    Wonders if since Im fairly new to posting here but getting some what good at tossing my opinion.
    I thank you for the thoughts expressed in the opening thread. And Im wondering what does administering Phernergan with a 14 guage feel like?
  13. by   Teshiee
    It is a shame that someone takes the tme to put out something positive about nursing they feel from the heart. And as usual some one tries to screw it up for everyone!!!!!! I do not place my religious beliefs on anyone but being a rectal spinchter muscle doesn't have to be the criteria on this thread....... If it offends thee don't partake to it. I don't go to KKK sites because it is offensive, get it?