This is the miraculous event that made Pope John Paul II a saint, as described in the article entitled 'Costa Rican woman who elevated the Pope to sainthood: "Praying to John Paul II saved me''':

Floribeth Mora Díaz was told there was no hope. Taken to hospital in Costa Rica, she was devastated to discover that her persistent headaches were the result of an aneurysm in the brain. The doctors said her days were numbered. [...] 

Alejandro Vargas Román, the neurosurgeon who treated Mrs Mora, is convinced that her recovery is the result of divine intervention.

"Of course it's true," he told Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. "I am a Catholic, and as a doctor with many years of experience I do believe in miracles. No one has been able to provide a medical explanation for what happened."

Mr Román was questioned by Vatican authorities in San Jose, who concluded that she was saved by a miracle.

"I talked to the priests, but maybe they were specialised in something," he said. "They weren't doctors; they were theologians or lawyers, so my role was that of medical investigation."

But he is adamant that the science is sound.

"We have to remember that the arteriography [images of the blood vessels] was seen by various people within this hospital, and also shared at a symposium in Mexico. The images are stored here. Any person who needs to see the studies; they are here," he said. 

From another source:

"The neurosurgeon who admitted and diagnosed Mora, however, denies he gave her a month to live. Alejandro Vargas says he forecast only a 2 percent chance Mora could bleed into her brain again within a year of her diagnosis, possibly killing her. 

"She was sent home with medication that would reduce her blood pressure and was advised to improve her diet so as not to raise her cholesterol levels and thus decrease the chance of her having a second bleeding episode. She was sedated because the headaches were too sharp," he told Reuters. "We didn't send her home to be sedated and wait until she died in her sleep."

Thus, the God of the Gaps reigns supreme. Find a pocket of ignorance, add religion, some wild exaggeration, bake for 2 minutes, and God appears.

Crackpot: How do you explain X?
Me: I can't.
Crackpot: See? God did it. It's the ONLY explanation! The science is sound!

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@Diane - it's the way of the world.  We have an internet powerful enough to present us with every conceivable piece of information in seconds, and we use it for LOLCats, porn, and telling people what we ate for dinner.  Oh, and rosaries.  Awesome irony.

truth be told often wonder that myself are these people ever going to wake up? mean genes is atom partner comPARABLE to sugar based pairs form rings on a ladder that has a flaming sword that turns every which way to guard the way to the tree of LIFE nucleotides that signal cerebellum placed ---would think even that would get people to think never mind genes is 3 The Anti Christ Anthrax Vaccine exposing Archeae to O2 giving to it a partner to which they realized they were naked and so they sewed fiG leaves together and hid--word Christ meaning anointed retro viruses gaining a lipid layer from the host cell ---even the old catholic church gets it ya know the pope left the palace and then Francis came to dismantle that false doctrine---600 years since last pope left ya think? thinking non think there's a reason he left to try to get people to wake up there is no church in YHWH Kingdom and through YHWH all things are possible--it's nice to see other servant venting like what is wrong with people? how much proof do some servants need? it's a book of genes as the old church was told long time ago humans pass on to the next LIFE we do not forget they would not give up their testimony even unto never because there is no death now as to why not everyone can hear YHWH speak as clear as Day not listening.yes.j

mean genes is atom partner comPARABLE to sugar based pairs form rings on a ladder that has a flaming sword that turns every which way to guard the way to the tree of LIFE nucleotides that signal cerebellum placed ---would think even that would get people to think never mind genes is 3 The Anti Christ Anthrax Vaccine exposing Archeae to O2 giving to it a partner to which they realized they were naked and so they sewed fiG leaves together and hid--word Christ meaning anointed retro viruses gaining a lipid layer from the host cell ---even the old catholic church gets it ya know the pope left the palace and then Francis came to dismantle that false doctrine---600 years since last pope left ya think?

This reminds me of a William S. Burroughs monolog for its sheer, creepy weirdness, only it's incoherent.  

I have no idea what that post was saying but it made me happy somehow.

Really, it kind of made me want to hide all the sharp things in her house and turn up the lights.

That made me laugh

Can I have some of what you're smoking?

I believe there will always be perceived miracles, because we will never know it all, and this is OK. I like knowing that the universe has many new discoveries to be made. While it may not be the work of a god, it is still a miracle. I'm glad she was cured by whatever cured her. At least for now. May she enjoy the rest of her life.

Let's assume this is not simply a hoax and the woman did genuinely recover from a cerebral aneurysm under unexplained circumstances. They don't know how she recovered. So the words "perceived miracle" or "miracle" are simply euphemisms for ignorance.

Right now, a billion Catholics are pointing to that ignorance and saying: that proves God, that proves my religion, that proves the ghost of Pope John Paul II has attained a high status in the afterlife.

I really don't think that is okay, Belle. I think that is the most pathetic commentary on the current state of human affairs on this planet that I have ever heard.

I'm not sure she was healed if she was only at a 2% risk of still being ill.

The façade of the Catholic church is crumbling. Their best sales-team are trying to fix it by selling "miracles" to the target market. What a job that must be. Who here would like to work in the marketing department of the Holy Roman, eh, pedo club? 

Do they have a subchapter of NAMBLA?

She is healed until she dies.

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