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    Default Now is not the time.

    I just need to rant a little bit.

    My Pop had a stroke on ANZAC day, and another one Friday morning and is not in a good way. I've been talking with Gran, offering my support and reminding her that she has a family beyond him and that she is loved and she came out with this (paraphrased):

    "I've been praying whether to get another dog and I felt I got a clear answer so went to see a puppy and, it's a miracle, a REAL miracle, this puppy is the great grand-daugther of my Peppy...
    (silence from me)
    ...are you still there?"

    So, your husband is in hospital, is not coming home and THIS coincidence is your miracle? I just kept repeating to my self, "Now is not the time, now is not the time..."


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    Sorry to here about your grandfather FA, as for your grandmother, I am lost for words.
    I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
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    So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Sometimes when having to face realities like this people can find it just to painful and frightening. Being an ostrich sometimes can be a defense mechanism ( I've done it myself) when the alternative is just too hard to think of. You gran is lucky to have a loving grandchild like you and a family around her. She will need you all.
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    Default Re: Now is not the time.

    Yes, now is not the time. There is a world of emotional pain in that story.

    And what a great miracle that the story should bring us the image of a little blue fish burying its head in the sand. Priceless.
    "History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government".
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    Burden of proof is the obligation on somebody presenting a claim to provide evidence to support its truth (a warrant). Once evidence has been presented, it is up to any opposing "side" to show the evidence presented is not adequate. If claims were accepted without warrants, then every claim could simultaneously be claimed to be true.

    History isn't written by the victors. It's written by the people with the time machines.

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    Default Re: Now is not the time.

    Thank you for your kind words, my family is well aware of my non-belief and I don't intend to bring it up now. Just need somewhere to vent occasionally.

    I'm expecting a lot of "he'll be with Jesus" stuff and that's frustrating talk about a man who tolerated his wife's faith without sharing it.

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    Default Re: Now is not the time.

    Quote fataardvark said View Post
    Thank you for your kind words, my family is well aware of my non-belief and I don't intend to bring it up now. Just need somewhere to vent occasionally.

    I'm expecting a lot of "he'll be with Jesus" stuff and that's frustrating talk about a man who tolerated his wife's faith without sharing it.
    Yes, I rather suspect a "No, he'll be in hell - that's what your doctrine teaches" wouldn't go down so well at this point.

    Much sympathy for your situation, FA. My grandfather had a stroke recently too - it's hard enough to bear without people around you grasping at false comforts. At least my family are pretty much all atheists. Take care, and feel free to vent whenever necessary.
    "The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad."
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    Default Re: Now is not the time.

    Feel sorry for your Grandad and Grandma. Been there and done that. Now he'll be stuck on that bloody warfarin. Horrible shyte that one.

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