Several years ago I was facing surgery and was extremely nervous, even though it
was a cosmetic procedure to fix a broken nose. As I lay in the gurney outside
the operating room, I started to freak out and came very close to getting up,
changing back into my regular clothes, and walking out the door and going home
to avoid the surgery, even if the hospital billed me the full amount. Next to
me, but separated by a curtain, was another patient facing a much more serious
operation. His surgeon came out, chatted with him, and then held his hand and
prayed. It was a Catholic hospital and I am not Catholic, but just hearing a
surgeon express humility and goodwill toward his patient was very calming to me
as an eavesdropper!
How much can a corporate hospital bill an insurance company for a 'medical
"Should doctors pray with patients or take spirituality into
Great story, Mind, body and spirit. Imagine, One nation under God.
@HutteriteEVERY business big and small is a corporation, and prayers
I can't wait until my doctor tries to pray for/with me, or to anoint me
with oil. I will hit him with a malpractice suit so quickly he will have to be
treated for whiplash.
@A ScientistWhy would a doctor do that unless asked by some one who
knows he has the priesthood?Some get so silly in their attempts to
attack the religious.
the truth wrote:"Why would a doctor do that unless asked by some
one who knows he has the priesthood?"I have seen Mormons on
numerous occasions OFFER oil anointings and blessings to sick and injured people
in hospitals and clinics.Some get so silly in their assumptions that
they are the epitome of their faith.
If I had to have surgery, I would love to have a prayer with my doctor. I also
always make sure I get a blessing from my home teachers. I have had very few
surgery's in my lifetime. So something is working.
@A ScientistMissionaries are not doctors and are not taking their
place,They are simply performing ecclesiastical services and
ordinances for those that want it.I know it is hard to understand
but faith and science are not mutually exclusive and can work hand in hand. And
each has a part to play in our lives. Faith has a part after all we can do
(medicine and doctors).
@A Scientist - do you really believe suing a doctor for malpractice because he
made a simple gesture to do something the overwhelming majority of people would
consider an act of compassion (even if they were non-believers and declined the
offer) is a reasonable reaction from a rational person? It sounds like the kind
of thing an ignorant believer would claim that an atheist would do, and then get
shouted down by atheists for spewing demeaning stereotypes.Atheists
come on these posts all the time and claim you don't need religion, or
belief in a higher being, to be live a compassionate, civil, and fulfilling life
that benefits and uplifts fellow men. I suspect you would make that same
argument... yet you would be so infuriated at the simple offer of a prayer in
your behalf by a doctor that you would sue him for malpractice? Now I know
where the stereotypes come from.
@ A Scientist - Provo, UT - "I can't wait until my doctor tries to pray
for/with me, or to anoint me with oil. I will hit him with a malpractice suit so
quickly he will have to be treated for whiplash."Are you one of
these compassionate, patient, unconditionally loving "let's all just
hold hands and sing Kum-bay-yah together" religion-free liberals?I mean, I keep hearing about them.I just never see them....
Dan Maloy wrote:"@ A Scientist...Are you one of these
compassionate, patient, unconditionally loving 'let's all just hold
hands and sing Kum-bay-yah together,' religion-free liberals?"Not at all. I have been a member of the Republican Party since I first
registered to vote.But I am not sure how your comment is relevant to
the article.Are you one of those compassionate, kind, loving
"Christians" who loves his fellow man, and especially his enemies, as
commanded by Jesus?I keep hearing rumors of those, as well, but
never see any in real life... especially not on DN comment boards.
LetsDebate wrote:"@A Scientist... Atheists come on these posts
all the time and claim you don't need religion, or belief in a higher
being, to be live a compassionate, civil, and fulfilling life that benefits and
uplifts fellow men."My morality and ethics as an atheist are so
foreign to the distorted minds of believers, it is probably beyond your ability
to comprehend it.But let's turn it around. How would you feel
if your atheist doctor, after examining your child for some reported stomach
discomfort, sincerely offered to disabuse your child of the superstitious
religious beliefs that he believed were at the root of the anxiety and
depression your child was experiencing?In other words, is it OK for
an atheist doctor to attack your or your child's religious beliefs as part
of medical practice?