I'm here waiting for the doctor to determine if I should go today for surgery or if it's going to be tomorrow, I have internal bleeding, I was put under treatment however the medication didn't work. The danger is if it's let alone I could get a blood infection and end up poisioned by my own blood or get an internal hemorrage. My family and friends are completely sure this is related with me being an Atheist and god giving me a lesson so I return back to Catholicism. I don't think so. I'm sure all this is related with me being an "organic" being, that necessarily has to get sick from time to time, even die. So in Science I trust. I trust in my doctor. I trust that once the procedure is done, everything will be "just fine" and I will return back to normal. I am sure in few months this would be long forgotten. I refuse to take it as a punishment.

Just yesterday I saw in the news a girl that posted in her tweeter "thank god for another year of life" and died a few minutes later. On the same day of her birthday. I didn't know if I should laugh or feel bad for that girl.

So god is grounding me with a condition that can be and will be treated while he punishes a believer with sudden death.

What the hell is wrong with him?

No way I'm going to give in just now, just because something that is part of life itself happened to me. I'm not going to take this as a signal. I will keep my belief in Science. I know if I repent it won't change a damn thing and I will be in the hospital regardless. There's no turning point for me. Not today. I will face my adversity the best way I can.

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Comment by Mabel on January 26, 2012 at 11:40pm

That is awful that you have to deal with the situation of people trying to make you feel as if you are being punished for having beliefs inferior to theirs on top of having this health issue and facing surgery. Please try to be strong. We will all be thinking of you and hoping you have a swift recovery.

Comment by Lewal on January 27, 2012 at 1:28am

Instead, pray to Zeus constantly and then when you get better, tell them you have no choice but to convert to Greco-pantheism.

Comment by bob spencer on January 27, 2012 at 3:05am

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150554484958936&set=a....

Hope this cheers you up a little. Get well soon.

Bob

Comment by The Doctor on January 27, 2012 at 3:11am

I'm very sorry to hear that, get well chat won't be the same :)

Comment by Maria Anna Rivers on January 27, 2012 at 3:18am

Get well soon! They should ask how they can help instead of trying to convert you right now ...

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 27, 2012 at 8:52am

Get well soon! As for your friends and family, when you get better, give 'em hell! Oh, you know what I mean.

Comment by Ann on January 27, 2012 at 1:19pm

I don't usually post, but I hope you feel better soon!

Comment by Chris M on January 27, 2012 at 2:12pm

So what is it when a Christian gets a similar condition. Just bad luck. Or was "God" a bit mixed up that day. Personally if my family told me that god was punishing me for being an atheist (they wouldn't though as their all mostly atheists as well), I would disown them. But thats just me.

Hope you make a swift recovery.

Comment by ernie garcia on January 27, 2012 at 2:14pm

This could have the best possible of results and chances are that your family will say that god was the reason.  The faithful will always attribute the good things in life to god and then lose track of the ledger when the bad happens.  I'd say good luck but that's not a factor, either.  I hope you are better soon.

Comment by Great Dane on January 27, 2012 at 2:45pm

Gaby, I am very sorry to hear about your condition. What you wrote very much reflects the same mindset that Hitchens so brilliantly expressed - he would have been proud! I'm sorry your family does not see it the same way. I wish you a complete and quick recovery!

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