Wednesday, February 4, 2009

10 Shevaṭ 5769: World Cancer Day/International Dadaism Month/National Girls and Women In Sports Day

Greetings.

Worthy causes of the day: “Urge Gov. Perdue to Support Clemency for Troy Davis” and “Economic Recovery Package- Solar Stimulus”.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Nurse suspended for prayer offer”: Thus is it written:
    A Christian nurse from Weston-super-Mare has been suspended for offering to pray for a patient's recovery.

    Community nurse Caroline Petrie, 45, says she asked an elderly woman patient during a home visit if she wanted her to say a prayer for her.

    The patient complained to the health trust about Mrs Petrie who follows the Baptist faith.

    She was suspended, without pay, on 17 December and will find out the outcome of her disciplinary meeting next week.
    I have trouble understanding what the complaint is about in the first place. Firstly, if someone offers to pray for you to get well, it is a sign they he/she cares about you and wants to do something extra to help. This is doubly so when the person is already doing what he/she can physically to make you feel better. At the very least, praying for someone can help make him/her feel cared for and thus make him/her feel better. Secondly, the nurse dropped the matter when the patient refused, thus eliminating any concern of lack of respect for the patient’s personal feelings or beliefs. Thirdly, reportedly the patient claimed not to be offended but was concerned that others might be. Now, given the lack of anyone actually being offended, what is the fuss about in the first place?
  2. Self-promotion: 2009 Darwin Week in Charleston | February 08-15. I have about eight pages of notes already so as to be ready for hecklers.
Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing, submitted by Barry, is “Types of Movies”.
song chart memes

Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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