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'Do No Harm'More from Opposing Views:'Do No Harm' by GloryAngel
A girl in England died after three different doctors failed to diagnose her correctly.
She started out with a headache and slight fever, which progressed into a high fever and vomiting later that evening. Her parents initially didn't do anything BUT after she was having trouble breathing they took her to the hospital. The hospital staff didn't diagnose her but instead gave her parents instructions on how to bring her fever down and sent her home. After her fever didn't come down the parents took her to their general physician, but instead of seeing the doctor she saw a nurse who gave her penacillin for inflamed tonsils (tonsillitis; they usually remove the tonsils then). She was FINALLY seen by a doctor after the penacillin didn't bring her fever down, where she was diagnosed with Croup (which is rare since the Diptheria vaccine was introduced). The article actually doesn’t say if he gave her anything for it (personally I have
How to Annoy an AthiestAsk them "how can you not believe in god?"How to Annoy an Athiest by GloryAngel
Try to use something that's already been proven by science (like gravity) as "proof".
"What do you think happens when we die?" Nothing. "Then why do anything good?" Because it's the right thing to do...
Argue about the origin of the Big Bang. "What came before the Big Bang?" I don't know. "Maybe it was god." Then what came before god?
My personal favorite: "you're going to go to hell." How can I go somewhere that doesn't exist?
Hi-yah!(Firstly, I did martial-arts (Tae Kwon Do; I have a black belt) for years and I have never ONCE said "hi-yah". Yes, you do yell, but it's more of a quick "hea")Hi-yah! by GloryAngel
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Two "sister wives" broke into a home in Utah full ninja garb. Why? They were going to attack a 15-year-old that was going to testify against their husband in a rape trial.
WTF? I understand that you guys love your husband but he RAPED someone. He should pay the price. I really don't understand what they were thinking. "If she goes away, he'll be off the hook"? Yeah, that's not how the justice system works. SHE might've been gone, but all the evidence/statements/etc wouldn't be.
Personal note: Personally I really don't understand polygamy... I think it'd be MADDENING to have to share the man you love.
'I'll pray for you'This actually isn't from Opposing Views or Facebook, but just general observations.'I'll pray for you' by GloryAngel
I've been an atheist most of my life. I don't go around announcing it, but I'll tell someone if they ask me directly. Probably one of the strangest responses I get is "I'll pray for you (and/or) your soul." Perfectly simple, but here's why it's so strange:
If I don't believe in heaven/hell how can I go there? "Just because you don't believe in something doesn't mean it's not there." True, but consider this: I've never been to, say, Calcutta, but other people have been there and could tell me about it/I can find it on a map (I think it's in India). With someplace like heaven/hell or god/Satan all you have to go on is someone else's word. I have the same issue with dark matter/energy: just because you SAY it's there doesn't mean it is.
Metaphorically SpeakingPeople are like books;Metaphorically Speaking by SilverInkblot
full of stories and easily
broken at the spine.
SuffocationI found a vintage denim jacketSuffocation by SilverInkblot
in the bottom of my mother's closet,
underneath a black-and-white montage
of shoebox photographs with burned edges.
Like she had been trying to asphyxiate
the memory of my father
but kept coming up for air.
EnceladusIs this what it means to be overthrown—Enceladus by toxic-nebulae
reduced to a mere satellite, a scale
of someone else's might? My scales, my own
heart, are no longer my own, so I ail
beneath the gravity of an immense
mass, like a giant shackled by a god.
I want upheaval, an earthquake, intense
destruction, and I want the world to laud
me as its maker. I want to rage, strike
out, trumpet a whole planet to arms, but
each complete revolution leaves me like
the one before, in just the same place. What
can I do but bide my time, surrender
(for now) to this great system's defender?