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Christian family with ill FM, son is atheist physician

Started this discussion. Last reply by Morghan May 18. 2 Replies

Curious what you all would think/do/say.Mom is dealing with leukemia at an advanced age. I'm a physician wo is (over)-trained in internal medicine and critical care and psychiatry.I have a few family…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by ernie garcia Jun 2, 2011. 9 Replies

I am a doctor. I try my best to help people. Today was a kind of shitty day.A young man came into the ER in cardiac arrest. We got him back, but only for an hour. I spent the next 90 min trying to…Continue

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Morghan replied to Mike Cole's discussion 'Christian family with ill FM, son is atheist physician'
"You shouldn't hide. Not even in this time. I read a post and it made a huge impact on me. If you're in a hospital and you see nurses or doctors praying...find another hospital. You don't have to be like, "hey, I'm an atheist…"
May 18
Ari E. S. replied to Mike Cole's discussion 'Christian family with ill FM, son is atheist physician'
"I'm gay and atheist as well. I'm sorry that you gave to deal with all of this. I went out to eat with my family tonight and my mom started talking about my Uncle who died in the 70's. While he was alive, most of his life, he was…"
May 9
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Christian family with ill FM, son is atheist physician

Curious what you all would think/do/say.Mom is dealing with leukemia at an advanced age. I'm a physician wo is (over)-trained in internal medicine and critical care and psychiatry.I have a few family members that are cool with me asking for positive thoughts and energy. But most of my parents friends are impressed with the recent "power of prayer". She has a lot of friends who pray but I think you know what I mean. It's hard for me to respond to them. I appreciate their love for my mom, but…See More
May 9
Mike Cole replied to Stephen Sutton's discussion 'R.I.P What Does it Mean to You?'
"And I'm replying to my own comment cuz it is real.  And I know it offends some folks.  I don't care anymore. "
Apr 21
Mike Cole replied to Stephen Sutton's discussion 'R.I.P What Does it Mean to You?'
"what if your brain is dead but your heart hasn't died yet?  Are you alive or dead?  Different states have different interpretations. If you were to say "rest in jam" to me, I'd be tempted to punch your lighz out.…"
Apr 21
Mike Cole commented on Philip Jarrett's blog post 'Atheist Eulogy'
"My mom was just diagnosed with leukemia and she's 68 - not a good combo (I'm also a physician).  I'm struggling with this very topic right now myself.  I keep wondering about asking everyone to send prayers and…"
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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Live and let live. Not a fan of religion but as a doc who deals with a LOT of death and dying, don't feel its my place to "prosyletize" atheism. I'm very "pro" and I generally do not pray with my patients, but religion does comfort people and that's part of my job.
Age
41-46
Relationship Status
In a Relationship
Why are you here?
like to read about others' experience, learn more, have my brain teased and humored.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
lots of reasons, not any one thing in particular
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