I'm well educated on what the Holy Ghost is. My issue with it is that
it's not measurable or consistent. If it was, we'd all be part of the
same faith. Don't doctors make mistakes? Even big ones? This
woman deals the most with her own medication, and the probability of noticing it
being off is very high. My main issue with these claims is that
people with a clear bias are so quick to assume that it was their god who was
responsible for the "miracle". What about Allah? Thor? Buddha? Zeus?
Couldn't it have just of well been one of these? No, because you just
happened to be raised Christian, so Jesus/Holy Ghost/Elohim (which one?) gets
the credit. To me, it is foolish to base my life upon vague
whispers that-- may or may not-- come to me when I have an important decision to
make, or need help with a problem. That's called having an imaginary
friend. What does work? Weighing the pros and cons, using critical
analysis and asking trusted sources for advice and information. No god required.
number9:This is one example of what the church refers to as the
"still small voice." Our thoughts can be inspired by God, through the
Holy Ghost, to bring things back to our remembrance (like remembering the
warning label on medicine). The Spirit of God, in many cases, is very subtle and
we may initially think to disregard it, hence why it is called still and small.
But it is very real! It should also be emphasized that none of the
doctors she visited had the same idea that her medicine was the cause of the
negative side effect. As the article stated, "Countless years of training
had prepared doctors and nurses to diagnose and care for my friend. Yet the
problem eluded them."This makes the experience even more
interesting, as you would expect the doctors to have already addressed this.
However, it wasn't until after much struggling and sincere prayer did the
I love a saying that,"Coincidence is God's way of being anonymous".
The Spirit or Holy Ghost is very real and does put impressions in our minds and
hearts either to help ourselves or to go and help others. The more you
experience this feeling, the more you come to know it is real. I am grateful she
responded and was able to help herself.
@number9 - Why is it far fetched to think that God had a hand in helping this
woman?Having faith in Christ and the Gospel helps us understand that
not every action of deity or blessing bestowed upon us requires a pillar of fire
or the parting of a sea.The Holy Spirit is a comforter and often
just helps us remember those things that we know, but have temporarily lost,
whether from our pre-existence to something as insignificant as a warning label
One of the problems here is aging.When family members or friends
don't include older people in their lives it is very hard for them. Young
people are busy with their families or their careers or both and in our (dare I
say white) American society the seniors are frequently left alone. This
isn't the case with our asian or hispanic neighbors and friends. It is a
big flaw with us and one that President Monson addresses frequently. Think about it! The media keeps telling us ridiculous things like "60 is
the new 30," trying to make everyone into a young person. Older people,
whatever generation they are in, experience being put on the shelf once their
physical and mental capacities begin to wane. They aren't included in the
greater family or neighborhood because they are different or can't keep up.
And they are alone a lot --in reality or in their mind. Yes, Christ
is there for them. But all of us need to step up in being His angels to help.
This sister understands what faith is all about. If we all could learn to
listen to that wee small voice, our lives would improve dramatically.
That's wonderful that she found out what adjustments were needed in her
medications. Hope all is well with her. I do not see how God helped in this
situation. Didn't this idea come from her own memory? How does this author
claim to know that God put the thought there? To me it sounds like a far fetched
assumption. I really don't mean any offense, but this is very silly.