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  1. Jaaaman

    Religion's Place in Nursing

    That dusty old Gideons Bible is a wonderful book which contains everything we need to know to live our lives the way our Creator intended (II Timothy 3:16,17). There are countless truths to live by found in this book and God's message to mankind.
  2. The America of a certain Marine, who wrote a letter to his Dad about all of this. Here's a bit of a quote: What do we do? I can only imagine this is what people must be asking. I can only share what the Marines here believe. We stand and fight. We honestly and absolutely accept responsibility and do our best through out actions to convince the world that those acts were conducted by criminals and are not indicative of our values or intentions. We continue to go on patrol and do our best to kill the terrorists and protect the people. We stay tolerant one second longer. We adjust to a very fluid environment and stay faithful to our values. We live up to what the American people expect of United States Marines and we maintain high expectations of the American people. We share our courage with both the Iraqi people and even our neighbors, fight like hell when the situation dictates and maintain our humanity through it all. It may sound very glossy to many people but there is the luxury of focus here. No angst sitting in a Starbucks listening to some idiot opine about something which he knows very little or having to suffer through campaign ads that try to make hay out of America's stumbles. People need to have faith that the young man throwing grenades two weeks ago and who was ordered to stop has not lost faith and still believes what he is doing is right. Whenever I am blessed enough to take a second and recognize "that guy" it shores up my personal weakness and makes my situation seem trivial. For what it is worth, even though the Marines constantly ask the media guys here if "the American people still support us...?" Like anyone else, he wants to be reassured but he clearly expects the answer to be "yes." My take is that it is easy to support service members but it takes conviction to support the continued liberation of the Iraqi people and the pursuit of terrorists around the world - especially on the dark days.
  3. Jaaaman

    Taking away your Time and a Half!

    Thanks Sekar..... I been having to wear them a lot lately. :chuckle
  4. Jaaaman

    Religion's Place in Nursing

    A "fairy tale"? I beg to differ....... The external evidences of the Bible, that is, evidences found outside the Bible. Indestructibility The first external evidence is the indestructibility of the Bible. The Bible is the most well-known book in the history of the world, and no book has been attacked more than it. Skeptics have tried to destroy the authority of the Bible for the last eighteen hundred years. It has undergone every kind of scrutiny possible from archaeology, science, philosophy, and computers. Yet, despite all these attacks, the Bible proves itself to be true again and again. Each time the skeptics have been wrong, and the Bible has proven itself true. Just the fact that the Bible has remained steadfast in its authority after two thousand years is another piece of evidence supporting its divine origin. Archaeology The second source of external evidence comes from archaeology. Middle Eastern archaeological investigations have proven the Bible to be true and unerringly accurate in its historical descriptions. Nelson Glueck, a renowned Jewish archaeologist, states, "No archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.''(2) Dr. William Albright, who was not a friend of Christianity and was probably the foremost authority in Middle East archaeology in his time, said this about the Bible: "There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of the Old Testament."(3) Here are a couple of examples of the historical accuracy of the Bible. A good example is found in Genesis 14. The Bible speaks of Abraham's victory over Chedorlaomer and five Mesopotamian kings. For years, the critics stated that these accounts were fictitious and many people discredited the Bible. In the 1960s, however, the Ebla tablets were discovered in northern Syria. The Ebla kingdom was a powerful kingdom in the twentieth century B.C. The Ebla tablets are records of its history. Thousands of tablets have been discovered. What is important is that many of these tablets make a reference to all five cities of the plain proving the Genesis 14 account to be accurate.(4) Another example is the story of Jericho recorded in the book of Joshua. For years skeptics thought the story of the falling walls of Jericho was a myth. However, in the 1930s, Dr. John Garstang made a remarkable discovery. He states, "As to the main fact, then, there remains no doubt: the walls fell outwards so completely, the attackers would be able to clamber up and over the ruins of the city." This is remarkable because city walls fall inward, not outward.(5) The March 5, 1990 issue of Time magazine featured an article called, "Score One For the Bible." In it, archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon claimed Jericho's walls had fallen suddenly. Many scholars feel this was caused by an earthquake which may also explain the damming of the Jordan. Additionally, grain was discovered, which shows the city was conquered quickly. This find adds credence to the biblical account. Further study by Brian Wood found the date of the fall of Jericho to match the Bible's date.(6) Here are just two great examples of archaeology authenticating the historical reliability of the Bible. No book is as ancient, and at the same time, as convincingly accurate as the Bible. Indestructibility and archaeology are two external evidences for the Bible. Prophecy There are many more external evidences for the Bible, but I'll just cover one more: evidence from prophecy. The Bible contains hundreds of prophecies which have come to pass. No book in history has ever come close to the Bible when it comes to fulfillment of prophecy. The prophecies in the Bible are very specific and accurate. Nostradamus claims to have made hundreds of prophecies that have come true, but if you read his prophecies, you will find them to be vague and unclear. His symbols and language can be taken to mean a number of historical events. Unlike many such prophecies, biblical prophecy is very specific. Here are some examples. In Ezekiel 26, which was written in 587 B.C., Ezekiel prophesies that the mighty city of Tyre would be destroyed. Tyre was made up of two parts, a mainland port city and an island city half a mile off shore. Ezekiel predicted mainland Tyre would be destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, many nations would fight against her, the debris of the city would be thrown into the ocean, the city would never be found again, and fishermen would come there to lay their nets. In 573 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the mainland city of Tyre. Many of the refugees of the city sailed to the island and the island city of Tyre remained a powerful city. In 333 B.C., however, Alexander the Great laid siege to Tyre. Using the rubble of mainland Tyre, he built a causeway to the island city of Tyre. He then captured and completely destroyed the city. Today, Tyre is a small fishing town where fishing boats come to rest and fisherman spread their nets. The great ancient city of Tyre to this day lies buried in ruins exactly as prophesied. If we were to calculate the odds of this event happening by chance, the figures would be astronomical. No, it was not by coincidence.(7) Here's another example. There are over three hundred prophecies made of Jesus in the Old Testament. Prophecies such as His place of birth, how he would die, His rejection by the nation of Israel, and so on. All these prophecies were made hundreds of years before Jesus ever came to earth. Because of the accuracy of the prophecies, many skeptics have believed that they must have been written after 70 A.D.--after the birth and death of Jesus, and the destruction of Jerusalem. They have thereby tried to deny that they are even prophecies. However, in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. These scrolls contained the book of Isaiah and other prophetic books. When dated, they were found to be written from 120 to 100 B.C.,(8) well before Jesus was born. It would have been an incredible accomplishment for Jesus to have fulfilled all three hundred prophecies. Some say these prophecies were fulfilled by chance, but the odds for this would be exceptionally large. It would take more faith to believe in that chance happening than in the fact that Jesus is God and these prophecies are divinely inspired.(9) No book can match the Bible when it comes to prophecy. Understand that I have only touched the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of additional proofs for the Bible, yet I have only mentioned a few. I hope this study has aroused your interest to further study the Word of God. © 1991 Probe Ministries Notes 1. Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict (San Bernardino: Here's Life Publishers,1979), 17. 2. Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert: A History of the Negev (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Cudahy, 1959), 31. 3. William F. Albright, Archaeology and the Religion of Israel (Baltimore: John Hopkins, 1953), 176. 4. Merrill Unger, Unger's Bible Dictionary (Chicago: Moody, 1971), 330. 5. John Garstang, The Foundations of Bible History; Joshua, Judges (London: Constable, 1931), 146. 6. Michael Lemonick, "Score One for the Bible," Time, 5 March 1990, 59. 7. Ralph H. Alexander, "Ezekiel," in The Expositor's Bible Commentary, ed. Frank E. Gaebelein (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986), 869. 8. Unger, 291-292. 9. McDowell, 167.
  5. Jaaaman

    Religion's Place in Nursing

    Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. Florence Nightingale THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE PLEDGE I solemnly pledge myself before God and presence of this assembly; To pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
  6. Jaaaman

    Would you assist in abortions?

    "Pro-choice" arguments "'Fetal tissue' is no more a human being, than a bolt is a Buick." Virtually every secular medical book and even a senate hearing declare human life begins the instant of conception. A report from Senate Judiciary Committee S-158, 1981 reads: "Physicians, biologists and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being--a being is alive and is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings." A split second after conception, this one-celled forty-six-chromosomed human being possesses everything it needs to grow into an adult human except time. It's not a blueprint of a human being. It's not a part of a human being. It is a human being. Never has a bolt grown into a Buick! Because words are so important in this debate, Dr. Jack Wilke, the former director of "National Right to Life," warns pro-lifers to avoid emotion-laden words like "murder" and "baby." He urges the use of "kill" and "human life." Pro-choicers can engage in wordplay arguing that a "baby" is not "murdered," but cannot refute--with any scientific credibility--that abortions do indeed kill human life. A close cousin to the "it's not human life" argument is . . . "A woman has a right to choose what she will with her own body." Again, this pro-choice/pro-abortion argument reveals ignorance of human physiology or, again, the perpetuation of a deliberate lie. The life growing within the mother is not her body. It has a very different chromosome structure with a separate circulatory system and often a different blood type. There's even a fifty-fifty chance it's a different gender! "A woman should be able to choose life in her medical care" Only 2 percent of the one and a half million abortions performed each year in the United State were for the express purpose of saving the mother's life. The overwhelming number of abortions performed do not "save" anyone's life. "An abortion is less dangerous than childbirth for very young girls." The New York Times quotes The Journal of Youth and Adolescence finding's "that teenage mothers, given proper care, have the least complications in childbirth. The younger the mother, the better the birth. [if there are more problems,] society makes it so." In my book Sex is Not a Four-letter Word, I list twelve studies from medical journals that list such complications from abortion as pelvic inflammatory disease, problems with next pregnancy, damage to cervix, and severe blood loss to name a few. I also note that a University of Minnesota study, tracking the psychological effects five to ten years after an abortion, revealed that 81 percent of women having an abortion became preoccupied with the aborted child, 75 percent had flashbacks of the actual operation, 54 percent had nightmares, 33 percent reported visions of aborted child visiting them and 25 percent experienced hallucinations related to the abortion. Contrary to the pro-choice/pro-abortion rhetoric, abortions are not always "simple and safe" operations." Abortion should be legal because of rape and incest." Only a fraction of 1 percent of rape and incest victims become pregnant. That means that for every abortion for rape or incest, there are 25,000 for convenience. And, we must consider what is best for the rape or incest victim. It's the vicious attack and violation that causes emotional damage--not the pregnancy itself. Will additional physical and mental health threats noted earlier result by subjecting her to an abortion? "Abortion reduces child abuse by making each child a 'wanted child.'" If that is the case, we should see a reduction in reported cases after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. In 1960, before the Supreme Court decision, five thousand child abuse cases were reported in New York City. Fifteen years following Roe v. Wade, twenty-five thousand cases were reported in New York City--a 500 percent increase! National statistics reveal that child abuse is sky-rocketing across the United States as well. Over 167 thousand cases were reported in 1973, 711 thousand in 1979, and 929 thousand in 1982, and in 1989 nearly two and a half million! To be fair, there are many possible explanations for the incredible statistical increase: more people willing to report abuse, more accurate reporting of abuse, stress of economic conditions, increase in drug use in adults, the pressures of single parenting, etc. But one possible cause could be that abortion creates the mentality of "disposable children." If children are viewed as having no value in the womb, it follows they may be viewed with little value outside the womb. However complex the causes of child abuse, pro-abortionists cannot argue that abortion on demand has reduced child abuse when there has been a 1,400 percent statistical increase since 1973! Copyright © 1992 James N. Watkins. All rights reserved.
  7. Jaaaman

    Taking away your Time and a Half!

    Overtime Pay Kerry's Claim: 8 million workers will lose overtime pay. The Truth: 6.7 million workers earning less than $23,660 will have their overtime protections guaranteed. For workers in the middle, the final rule is more protective, or at least as protective, of their overtime rights than the old rule. The "8 million" number comes from a study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose board includes the heads of several major labor unions and which the New York Times cites as being left leaning. It is not a serious, scientific study and includes numerous technical flaws. The study's author even admitted that the figure is inflated since it includes 1.5 million part-time workers who aren't currently eligible for overtime hours (Source: "The Facts and Fallacy Surrounding the Department of Labor's Proposed White Collar Regulations", Department of Labor, 2003 & House Education And The Workforce Committee, "Fact Sheet: Proposed DOL Regulations Protect And Ensure That Low-Income Workers Receive Overtime Pay," 7/21/03; "Would Bush Eliminate Overtime Pay for 8 Million?", FactCheck.org, 4/5/2004). Kerry's Claim: "Blue collar" workers will lose overtime pay. The Truth: The final regulation clearly states that "blue collar" workers are entitled to overtime pay. (Section 541.3(a)) http://www.georgewbush.com/economy/Read.aspx?ID=2459
  8. Jaaaman

    Would you assist in abortions?

    Suzanne, some of us believe this issue goes beyond the type of example you referred to (which is not a bad example, but its like comparing apples and oranges). Some of us see this as killing of an innocent life. I would not assist in an abortion, even if it is in my job description to do so.
  9. Jaaaman

    Would you assist in abortions?

    When someone tells me the good news of their pregnancy, I believe that there is a life in the womb of that individual. I don't see it as some little ball of cells with no life; that will become a formed person in short time. I believe the fetus is a person.
  10. Jaaaman

    transgender nurse (transvestite)

    Maybe you could enlighten us "ignorant" folk on your infinate knowledge of the subject.
  11. Jaaaman

    transgender nurse (transvestite)

    Not necessarily..... if the "lesbian" care provider comes into the patients room who wants a "female care provider", her wishes are being met.
  12. Jaaaman

    transgender nurse (transvestite)

    The difference is one is truly "male" and one is truly "female". Just because someone wants to be another sex does not make them that sex.
  13. Jaaaman

    Would you assist in abortions?

    The "main person" referred to here is the fetus. (i.e. the fetus is not given any choice of whether it is aborted or not.)
  14. Jaaaman

    transgender nurse (transvestite)

    A female is a "female" even if she is a "lesbian" and many patients with "female issues" would probably still prefer the female care provider (if for nothing else other than "comfort issues"). Some of these questions are starting to get ridiculous IMHO.
  15. Jaaaman

    Would you assist in abortions?

    Good point.
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