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Buzzard
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I am sorry that there are several that are upset with who I am or anyone else that just happens to believe in God. That's fine, you have every right. If you are making a statement by announcing that then, I feel sorry for you. I do believe in Him and yes He does warrant capital letters in my book. You can have your forum as it was and what I guess it was suppose to be. A forum to talk about cancer and its patients. I was only a newbie that tried to make a few people feel like their world wasn't crashing down on them and to those people I will continue to pray for you. You want your forum God free, sorry, its not exactly your forum and up until now I thought that it wasn't an issue but WHOA was I mistaken.....sorry if you are bitter because of what you are going through but you have to remember that all of us in one way or another went through the same feelings, the same outlooks, and the same fears that you have, and to have a God that will comfort you in these and every situation, well its indescribable what a calm feeling it gives me. Sorry it doesn't do the same for some of ya'll. In any event I will refrain from any more posting and you can now return to the things that to you are more important, I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes..... God Bless the ones that want it, and im sorry for the ones that don't............

robertwoitas
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Keep posting it does some of us good to hear it. For those that dont believe then just ignore it don't slam the ones that do. People on this site and GOD have given me hope to continue on with this terrible fight that all of have to deal with. GOD bless you all.

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Wow... I guess I have been away from the board too long!

Buzzard, if this is what you believe, then you should be posting it here! NOBODY "owns" this forum!! If somebody is put-off by your using God with a capital G then they don't have to read or respond - just like they have the right to change the channel on their TV. The purpose of this forum is to provide folks an open - non-judgmental - place where they can come to ask questions, vent and provide support to others. Sounds to me like that's what you're doing by offering prayers and talking about what's getting you through.

In my book, if someone wants to offer prayers - be they Christian prayers, Muslim prayers, Taoist mantras, Buddist chants, or Native American medicine man ceremonies, I'm all for it!

This is your cancer forum as much as anyone else's. If God works for you and you want to post about it then you have as much right to do so as someone who has found that drinking fresh-squeezed wheat grass helps them does.

POST ON!

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I didn't see any criticisms of Buzzard's religious posts, or of his using "God" with a capital G, or anybody's offering prayers. Buzzard is the one complaining, and now you. Is this you being non-judgmental?

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Greg - Perhaps you need to read Buzzard's post in the context of the source of this discussion thread - the question of using a capital letter in referring to God or "Him" was indeed mentioned. And who cares if someone complains? Many of us whine all the time - some of us just need to complain once and awhile. And really, I may be Bob's wife, but I do not read read judgment in his reply to Buzzard - I read more of a plea for tolerance.

To all ~

I think the bigger picture that needs to be seen here is that we need to understand that this is a PUBLIC forum with many different folks with many more different experiences, thoughts, opinions, beliefs, feelings, etc., etc., etc..... Does that mean any of us are right or wrong? I suppose that depends on what side of a discussion you might land, but people are equally entitled to express themselves and equally entitled to be here either way. It's one thing to express your thoughts or disagree with someone, but it's a far different thing to be confrontational, borderline disrespectful, or intolerant.

For me, the most disturbing part of all of the discussions (there are now four or five different threads going now referring to that original post) are this:
- The original post had NOTHING to do with thoughts about God or religion, but was commandeered by someone responding to a fairly innocent comment by another member. The saddest part was the original post was the FIRST of a new member - not exactly putting our best selves forward to someone in need. I feel badly for concernedangel - she deserved far better from all of us. Perhaps that comment that started all of this could have been ignored, handled in a separate post or discussed in private e-mails. The fact that concernedangel didn't get involved speaks highly - I admire her grace and class, especially in light of what she is going through. I do hope she comes back - not for more, but for better.
- Several posts have "called" out, in a very forceful manner, if not downright disrespectful, members who were sharing their opinions, thoughts, feelings, which should be acceptable in a public forum such as this. It's okay to point out a difference of opinion or point of view, but it's not okay to go on a rant and reject other points of view as acceptable.
- That people are considering leaving this group for a discussion about God/religion is disappointing, considering all that people are going through and/or have to offer. I know there is that old saying that we should never talk about sex, politics and religion in polite company, but for goodness sakes, we have freely discussed topics about sex and politics, so why not religion?
- And most of all - the discussions for the last two-three days have been dominated by this conversation, sometimes how it relates to the cancer experience, but then again sometimes not. Isn't this a CANCER support forum? If someone gives and/or receives comfort and support that is faithful or spiritual in nature, isn't it support all the same? Who am I to say how someone offers or receives support is right or wrong? Can we simply appreciate what is freely given and received here and if we don't personally agree, can we just leave it behind like something distasteful at a dinner party?
- And lastly, isn't it MY responsibility in a public forum to take what feeds me and leave the rest for everyone else? Who am I to say what someone else should be allowed to say or give here? I try not be so presumptuous.

I think it's now time to move on, keep encouraging each other, and let it be. As John Lennon said, "Whatever gets you through the night, is alright, is alright...."

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Ahem.....and just WHO were you referring to may I ask!! :-) Good to see you here old friend!

peace, emily who Loves God AND Wheat grass

kmygil
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Buzzard,

Please stay. This is everyone's forum. Your beliefs are yours and you have every right to express what gives you comfort. We are here to share our experiences and God has been a huge part of your experience. If there are others here with other beliefs, they have every right to share what got them through. I personally have found much comfort in your words and your sharing, and I really don't think you should let someone's bitterness drive you away. We need you here!

Hugs,
Kirsten

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Buzzard ~

Ugh...this is just not how I wanted to start my day after a rough night's sleep...I hardly know what to say...

Buzzard, you are a wonderful and inspirational man, who gives people great comfort and hope. You offer that up willingly, cheerfully and for no other reason than you are a good and spiritual man...yes, a man of God. You do indeed make a meaningful contribution here...please don't stop doing exactly what you have been doing.

Like my dear husband Bob said, if someone does not like or...believe...what you have to say or offer, they can take it or leave it. As for me, I enjoy reading your posts and believe you have made this site a better place full of love and acceptance. Thank you for that.

As far as I'm concerned, if someone got yanked up by God, or even the universe for that matter, being invited and included to participate in this site can very easily go to other online support forums that are less inclusive, and yes, less tolerant. Either that or they can simply not read your posts. To have one or a select few dictate what someone can or cannot say is not how I think this site - or America for that matter - should work.

GOD bless you, Buzzard!

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7_60iwpk8&feature=related

PEACE!!!

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When I was first diagnosed and in treatment, or during other times in my life, people of various religous or non-religious beliefs offered up prayers, well wishes and encouragement to me in the manner in which they thought would be help me. My cousin even gave me a laying of hands "treatment" to me. For me these were (are) wonderful gifts, whether I personally believed in them or not. How sad if I were to refuse such beautiful gifts.

Just a thought folks...perhaps being grateful rather than bitter is a better way to move through life?

And whomever or whatever gives you hope and encouragement, may they bless you eternally...

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I've learned not to argue with certain people, it's a lose/lose game.

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be careful who you argue with, people watching may not be able to tell which one is the idiot!
mary

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I was going to refrain from commenting on this topic, but I had a feeling you were going to post, Buzz, since you hadn't since those 2 posts were made. Here's my feelings on the subject ... and I have made the same comments before. We are all adults here. We all have the power of the mouse to click out of a thread if we don't like what is being said. We also have the power to NOT READ a particular topic if we find the contents offensive or (gasp) boring! Many a time I don't bother reading an entire thread because I just don't find it particularly relative to my situation, or I just don't feel like participating in that particular discussion. Why a person would take offense by somebody else's written word, one that NOBODY can possibly force them to read, is beyond me. Nobody has the right to dictate the contents of any public forum; if you want to participate in a specifically regulated topical forum, then join a private one, or better yet, create one that meets your exact needs, then invite others to join you in your quest. This is similar to my disappointment when I hear of a fellow church family member who gets disgusted by some private disagreement and decides the only way to resolve it is to leave the church in a huff, never to return. You have chosen to allow another person to keep you from something you love, which is incredibly childish, and gives another person power they shouldn't have over you. We all experience conflict in our lives, be it in person or in the online environment; how we deal with that conflict says a lot about us as people. Know that we can't please everyone everyday, just as they can't please us everyday. We are responsible for our happiness, or in converse, our unhappiness. If this forum offers you hope, continue to come. If you feel you have something to offer your fellow cancer survivors, then continue to come. When this forum stops meeting a need in your life, then it's alright to stop coming as well! But don't let personal conflict with one or more of your fellow survivors keep you from something that is important.

Now, that's all I've got to say about that. Let's get back to what we all have come to this forum for, ok?
mary

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Yes, Mary, we are adults and have a delete key. Thanks for some sense in all this. I am a believer, but even if I say God Bless You, or I'm praying for you, that is MY choice...I am not asking you to do anything....

BUZZARD. Of all people, you can't leave me now. You (and others) have pulled me through my worst times and encouraged my best times. I still NEED you, I'm not done yet.

Get back in here young man!

Vicki

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Hi Buzzard and Others,

I can only assume that you've read my rather lengthy reply on this subject by me on another thread. So, with that, I won't go into the lengthy reply again here, but I do want to say something about it here.
Buzzard, I'm glad to feel the "bond" to you and a few others here who have posted on the board by the belief that our Lord and Savior (yes, that's what I said) has gotten us through all this turmoil of life and the uncertainty of the cancer journey. Buzz- please don't leave the forum and please don't give up your "God bless ya, hun"'s because a couple of people have been offended by it. You know that's going to be the case as a believer- the name of Jesus has a strong effect- people appreciate it or they run.

I won't talk this way in the future to those who I know don't appreciate it, but all I can say is- it is who I am- a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (now I've really gone and offended some, I'm sure, but I'm proud to be associated with being a believer in Him. It's how I get through life and I do wish and hope for others to know and experience what I have in that.

Again, as was said already here, if certain people have been offended well, then I'm sorry for that- I won't talk about spiritual things to people who have stated they don't want to hear it. As for others- I know many people have stated they appreciate it- so I'm glad to be able to pray for some (and I DO!)

I guess that's all I wanted to say here-

God bless, (and I mean that when I say it)
Lisa

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Buzzard,

I am more a lurker than a poster here.....

I come here everyday, to keep up on how everyone is doing. I can not say it any better than Mary, Lisa, or any of the others on this thread. I so look forward to your posts, your support, and the humor. You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those very FEW who are offended, might I suggest you just close out the thread if you are not interested, and carry on to the next.

Buzzard please do not leave this site, because a few do not agree with your beliefs!

God bless,

Sue

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I pray for you daily and was wondering how you are doing! Good to see you are at least lurking! Your husband was adding radiation for a new occurrence on his tailbone. How is that going?
mary

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Hi Buzzard. Thought I would put my 2 cents in. I think it would be a shame for you to quit posting. When I first found this site your postings are always looked forward to. I am not a religious person, but I am not offended in any way that someone says God bless you or anything in that vein. If a person has faith and that helps get them through cancer or any of life's trials that is all the better for them and anyone else they help. A close friend who went to seminary wanted to lay on hands for me, and I did not refuse, it sure did not hurt me in any way, and I know it gave him great comfort also. Your postings are very uplifting, make people laugh, who really need something to smile about sometimes, and are heartfelt, so don't let a little bit of criticism end your good works.
Pam

rrob
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Buzzard,

I'm sorry that this has become such a divisive issue, because I don't believe that God wants it to be like this. As I posted to Phillie and Cheryl, I think we are a group and that we are strong because we are all unique. We all bring something different to the table and, just like real families, we all have differences and can sometimes disagree strongly. I certainly don't expect anyone to give up their faith to post here and, as I posted, I hope the spirit of my saying "I'm praying for you" is taken that I care enough to do the most powerful positive thing I know to do and that it is done out of caring.

I think you have powerful words of encouragement to offer people who need hope from others who have been down this road already. I certainly hope you don't choose to take that away. I really, really believe that this forum is about support, love, encouragement, and hope, in any form or fashion that it is offered. There have been so many times that I have been deep in a dark place and I can come here and ask for prayer, words of encouragement, etc., and I've been given those freely from lots of different people in many different ways. Each person who took the time to post helped me and lifted me up with their love and caring. That is why I feel it is so important for all of us to keep being supportive and encouraging and we can each do it in the way that we believe. It all comes from our hearts.

So please don't stop posting. Other people need you, as they've already reached out and said. I really believe that we can find a way to be a cohesive support system made up of different people with different beliefs who all care about each other. Because that is the bottom line, we do all care and want everyone to beat this disease. This post has been very difficult for me because it makes me so sad--I've tried really hard to think this through from all sides and I keep coming back to the fact that each person on this board is different, with different experiences to share, and laughter, caring, and hope to offer. In this fight, we need as much of these as possible, so please don't stop posting.

Rebecca

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Very well put, Rebecca. I agree with everything you said here.

Lisa

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Hey I like You and your thoughts and i think alot od people here do to. so please don't go.

michelle

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To the couple of you who posted saying "I must have missed something"- it got started within the last couple of days. It started in response to someone's comment in the middle of "concernedgal"'s "Hi from the UK! 32 Year Old Liver and Lung Mets" thread.
I'm not trying to stir something up even more here, but with so many responses and the other threads started from it, I thought those of you who were wondering where it came from might want to know. To "concernedgal"- my apologies again, that it ended up in the middle of your thread and the messages got diverted away from your original post.

Take care-
Lisa

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colon2
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I must say that I am dissapointed to hear that someone would criticize someone elses posts. I totally agree that if it isn't your cup of tea, don't read it. As for me, i know the Lord and He knows me. I don't want to offend anyone who isn't a believer, but There are many of us who are, and God is a comfort to us. He is what gets us thru the tough times. Buzzard, don't let Satan win. Keep coming back for those of us that love you and your posts. You have been a great inspiration to me, and many others.
God Bless You, Carletta

mkaz
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WOW! This is only my second visit to this site. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed talking to each and everyone of you on my first go around, especially you Buzzard. I am a believer also and I realize we don't all hold the same beliefs. But we should respect each others beliefs. If someone doesn't like whats being said, then back out of the conversation. I think we are all in agreement that we don't want you to go. Your a valuable contributor to the network.

Mary Kaz

nanagrandma
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I for one really like to hear what you have to say.You have responded to a couple of my posts and I needed to hear what you had to say. I will give you an example of how I believe. I had a doctor that was treating me for alceritive collitus,he after a few months because the medication wasn't working did a colonoscopy. He couldn't do the whole thing because there was a blockage so he had me go do a barium enima' not sure what that showed he just uped my medicine. Well about 6 months later I had a papsmear and it came back showing I had cancer.They thought it was ovarian,but first surgery found it was colon.Tumor had broken through the colon wall.Had the doctor 6 months earlier tried to find out what the blockage was maybe it wouldn't have broke through.I have been told many time by many people i could probably have sued the dr..This is why I haven't, I think it was in GODS plan. I would of had a different set of doctors and they might not have been able to what the doctors I ended up with have done. I know GOD has helped as have your post so please don't go. Barb

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angelsbaby
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I am here to learn. read and coment on things to due with colon cancer

michelle

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keepnthefaith
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I have not been one to post very often, but have come here each day to feel that I am not alone in this whole cancer mess. I cannot say that I have read every post on this subject. I stopped when my blood started to boil after reading posts where Christians were apologizing for their beliefs. I believe in God. I believe in the power of prayer. I do not believe that Christians should have to watch what they say on this forum to satisfy the non-believers and then have to listen to their mumbo-jumbo about their "higher power". That is satan coming in to destroy the foundation of our belief system. In time we will begin blaming God for our cancer. If we as Christians are going to keep quiet here then where else are we going to keep quiet. In time we will only be talking about God and Jesus behind the closed doors of the church where there are only other believers. What about the Great Commission that send us out to reach the lost - how can we do that if we are not allowed to share our beliefs? Cancer sucks, plain and simple. Without God I would not have made it as far as I have in this fight. I believe He gives me the strength I need each day to make it through the day and move on to the next one.
Do I think we as Christians can support one another without mentioning God? No. It does not come natural to us.

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Hi,

Thank you for your thoughts. I just wanted to say I've never apologized for my beliefs, but I am sorry if it did offend anyone. As Christians, you're right about the "great commission" is that we're supposed to spread our "good news"- and it is good news! Others may disagree, but I'm glad to read of so many who do agree.
I keep thinking each post that I've talked about this subject last night and today will be my last, but I guess my personality is one that is outspoken. I do respect that other people have other beliefs or even no belief- everyone has the right to choose or not- God created us in a free world where we are not puppets, which is also why bad things still happen to Christians as well as anyone else- if God controlled every act in our world, then we truly wouldn't be "free to choose" & God wants us to come to Him on our own choice.

Anyhow- I hope your subject title "goodbye" doesn't mean that you'll not be coming back onto this site anymore, or you'll be giving into the very thing you just said was wrong.

To Everyone else- I'm back to the subject of cancer and how to get through it now & I will try hard to not continue this particular discussion (unless someone personally addresses me on it). Yes, cancer sucks and so do all the other illnesses and tragedies people in our world put up with. We're here to support each other- so let's do that- RESPECTFULLY, please- if someone's views or beliefs aren't yours- then respectfully disagree or just ignore them.

Lisa

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lmliess
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I have a strong belief in God and will never apologize or hide it. My goodness, if I didn't I don't know how would get through this? This cancer SUCKS! These surgeries SUCK! But I am thankful I have this site to come too. There is really no support groups in my area and coming here and just reading about you all having the same issues makes this a little more easier....not sure that's even the right word.

Buzzard, you have helped me with my colostomy questions and made me realize, okay, this just removed my cancer and gave me life...its not so bad! Also, just knowing we pray for each other (doesn't matter what 'prayer') I think we all feel we can get through this. So please please don't turn this into where we have to watch what we say so we don't offend anyone! I need your prayers and your support!

sheri22
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Buzzard
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You read the bible more than I do ,but I do know that as Christians we have to stand up for that belief, I am far from being the perfect Christian but I do believe I have seen many miricles. which I am sure you have also. I dont know what happened to make you think that you have offended anyone but I do know we live in a free country thank GOD and you are an inspiration to many of us so stay on here and keep helping PLEASE

Sheri22

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tootsie1
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Oh, Buzz.

PLEASE don't stop posting. I do love to read your comments, and I would greatly miss you. Please reconsider.

I'm very sorry if people are upset about talk about religion, and I will speak for myself and say that I'm not trying to convert anyone when I say I'm praying for them. It's just a natural thing for me to do, because my faith is who I am. I think you're the same way.

PLEASE, PLEASE keep posting!

*hugs*
Gail

dee42
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Although I haven't posted in awhile, I do read the posts just about everyday to see how everyone's doing. As a fellow believer, I'm saddened by what I've just read, as well as the original thread. Fortunately, we all have the right to believe in whatever we choose. I believe in God, the power of prayer and healing. If others don't, it's your own right and choosing, but I think it is extremely unfair for those of you that have taken it upon yourselves to judge or attempt to offend those that do believe in God. I totally agree with SpongeBob's post about "changing the channel on the TV." You couldn't have said it better.

This site has been a tremendous help to me...My mom is fighting for her life right now--stage iv colon cancer and it's been quite a rollercoaster of a ride since 2003. I don't think I could have weathered this storm without God in my life. Shame on the members that posted the offensive comments toward God, but fortunately God is full of grace, mercy, forgiveness and winks at our ignorance.

Over the years, I've received wonderful information, encouragement and support from this site. I pray for all of you daily and will continue to do so; however, I have to say to Buzzard: Don't go! Do not let a couple of people dictate what you can say or offend your beliefs!

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I don't post often, and I appreciate the supprt I've recieved here. After reading this thread, I don't really feel comfortable here anymore which is too bad. I'll admit that I'm lost and don't really know what to believe, but I am not judgemental and I appreciate everyone's views. I've even prayed for answers and for my husbands health but I just feel some of the comments here were very rude to those who might not agree or simply not feel as strongly.

You know, I'm young and pregnant and terrified about my husbands diagnosis and future. My own body is going through so much, yet the hardest part is sitting by and watching my husband suffer through chemo and not be able to help him. I want us to enjoy my pregnancy together, but it just may not be possible until august when he is done. It's a lot for me to deal with, so I will likely turn here from time to time with questions... Or simply looking for answers. I won't leave, because I need the resources here. But I would like everyone to know that i was offended by some specific things that were said here. I'm sure others were too... But this doesn't necessarily feel like a "safe" place to express any other opinions. To me, alot of what was said here was not just inappropriate - It's also hipocritical. Now - some comments here were kind and respectful - so please know, I'm not talking to everyone - just sharing it general feelings after reading through this.

i have always loved knowing that people who I met here were praying for my husband and I. It's amazing to me and I am grateful, but I simply don't have the same set of beliefs as many of you. And I sure as heck don't feel comfortable saying much else regarding those beliefs. Do what you gotta do.... Believe in whatever you feel strongly about...pray for your friends here... Just be respectful and remember this is a public forum about cancer.

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I'm sorry to hear about your husbands condition, yet happy to hear you are with child. I think it's wonderful but you (or anyone) did not need the added stress that happened here. Many of us have different beliefs and that's great. I certainly do not have a problem with that, or prayers, or positive energy or however one wants to describe the things we do not understand. It is obvious that this is not a place for opinions unless they have to do with cancer. It's probably best to keep it that way. I think that one has to remember the source of what is said here. I do not think there are any doctors who post here so take all that is said with a grain of salt. I get a lot of satisfaction by helping people on this forum. Being an "old timer" as far as living with cancer goes, I do not think there are many who have been at it for over 5 years so I feel I have some experiences that I can share with others. There are also many things that I have not experienced so I keep quite and may just offer support. I'm glad you are staying, be well with your pregnancy and I hope you get to enjoy your healthy happy baby with your happy healthy husband and your happy healthy YOU.
All the best to you and your hubby and feel free to ask anything, I will help if I can.
-phil
BTW: Trainer, The only ones who got upset are the ones who left (or are lurking waiting to return - timing is everything ain't it bud?). And what is with this "tyranny of the minority, those who object to any religious comments ought to rule and disrupt things" nonsense? Did you even READ the comment that triggered this? Obviously not or you would see that the no one EVER said any of what you, Buzz, or ANY of the others claim. Out of the blue, a member posts how if you do not believe in HIM, we all deserve HELL.
THAT people is what started this whole thing, not a word was mentioned about God, prayer, or anything of that type what so ever. So get your facts straight before you start a lynch mob pal. And BTW, let me know when the Harry Potter book burning is and the next KKK rally. I'll make sure I wash my sheets.

God must be REAL proud of you all. I'm sure there's a special place for each and every one of you, especially the one who preys his herd of sheep.

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Oh, I do hope you will continue here. I am concerned about your husband and about you. Please keep us posted on how things are going.

*hugs*
Gail

amcp
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Buzzard you are one of the main reason I returned to this site after first coming here. I and others need your prayers and your encouragement. Those that do not agree can just not read our comments. GOD is so very important in our lives...HE is in control ...He answers prayers for us and for others we pray for. You are much needed here with your strong belief in GOD. GOD is working miracles in our life...and in yours. Please please do not go.
May GOD bless and keep you keeping on.
Anna

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trainer
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I would hate for you to stop sharing with us because one or several are upset about religious references. This is not a place where the tyranny of the minority, those who object to any religious comments ought to rule and disrupt things. Hope they calm down and get over things.Now, if anyone starts in picking on the finest college basketball program, the University of Kansas, well, look out then, them's fighting words! ;-).

Seriously, in the words of Rodney King, can't we all just get along? We all ought to be grateful that others here have support mechanisms to bear up under this horrible cancer. We all can learn from each other.

Buzzard, don't you dare give up the ship!

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Shayenne
Posts: 2370
Joined: Jan 2009

Awwwww Buzzz!!! I would hate it if you left because of some peoples comments, that should make you want to speak about the lord more! they don't like it, they don't have to read it!

You have alot of people that love you here, and I just got out of the hospital, and will soooo need advice now on colostomies, since I now have one, I need your wonderful, inspiring posts to get me through this, and all of us here appreciate you sooo much! please don't leave us :(

Huggssss!
~Donna

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ADKer
Posts: 150
Joined: Aug 2008

I was not going to comment on this "controversy" but it seems that it just won't die. I consider myself a Christian and have no problem with whatever beliefs help people get through the day. However, that is not why I come to this site. I don't go to church to share experiences, questions and concerns about colon cancer. I am not saying that religion must be restricted to church, only to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose ... This is a site devoted to colorectal cancer. It serves a purpose for many people and will be a lesser place if the community shrinks.

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Mike49
Posts: 269
Joined: Nov 2008

Since the day I started reading this site I have gained from your experience and positive comments. Don't leave me or anyone else unless you want too. I am still holding that rope, pull me and the others across this, my first chemo experience. Your OK, no your one of the best things on here. stay

Mike

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