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Offline Boots

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humans healing amputees!!
« on: August 26, 2016, 03:10:43 PM »
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Re: humans healing amputees!!
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 05:43:15 PM »
yep. Zion seems like a pretty cool kid and I do hope he does very very well.    Again, the gods are failures and humanity has gone ahead and done what their believers constantly make false claims about. 
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Re: humans healing amputees!!
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 06:49:34 AM »
Those hands came from a dead child's body.  That's the only sad part for me.  Something in my mind automatically went to seeing those hands as a dead child not necessarily "regrowing" limbs. 

Don't get me wrong I'm glad Zion got the hands but I'm sad they came from a dead child. 

If a god would help out then there does not have to be a dead child.  Sorry so gloomy this morning.  I'm just really sad about the dead child.

What I find amazing are the hand-less artists that paint and play musical instruments despite their handicaps.
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Re: humans healing amputees!!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 12:30:59 PM »
So many mentions of god's blessing in the comments.

So, so many.

The surgeons that made this possible getting very few props here.
The technicians that made this possible getting very few props here.
The administrators that made this possible getting very few props here.

There were many, many, many human beings involved in making this possible.  It's difficult to imagine how many different people need to be thanked - from the technologist that maintains the biological storage facilities to the building maintenance staff who ensured the hospital and operating room had stable and reliable power to the government inspector who ensured the operating room was up to code...
...so many different human beings involved.

And so many thanks to god and proclamations of how much he is and is going to bless Zion and his family.

Sometimes I think that if people took the time to think about and give gratitude to the entities who were actually involved in making amazing things happen the world would be a better place.  People would really and truly understand how their actions and decisions impact other people, even if it seems unrelated at the time.

But, you know, invisible magic hands-off deity who lacks basic communication skills...yeah make sure to pet his damn ego.  Fuck the rest of the hard working people out their.  No need to remind them how impactful they have been.  I mean, if someone wants to give thanks to god that's fine and all but I just hope it isn't at the expense of forgetting about all the 'little people' who were actually involved in making it happen.
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