Baby Jesus Loves Bacteria...
But what is the minimum number of genes necessary to pray? Perhaps the TB germs can pray, but can mycoplasmas?
Can RNA viruses pray, or does prayer require a DNA genome? I bet HIV can pray, but only after reverse transcription of the viral genome.
Can this shit that I just pulled out of my ass get posted on the \"proofgodexists\" site?
5/28/2006 3:01:22 PM
Worst Theodicy Ever?
5/28/2006 3:06:24 PM
Ain't that something? Well, that's what you get from make belief in the first place.
5/28/2006 3:08:09 PM
Well, if micro-organisms can pray, and God listens, we are so out-numbered. And let's not even get started on the beetles.
5/28/2006 3:15:55 PM
HIV, the Ebola virus, prions that cause the Creutzfeld Jacobs disease.. all devout followers of Yahweh.
5/28/2006 3:46:28 PM
As if we needed more proof that these guys are batshit insane.
5/28/2006 4:11:43 PM
sounds like the AIDS virus is very devoted to God
5/28/2006 4:41:52 PM
Actually, that's a really good point. And maybe the 2004 tsunami was really God answering the Indian lithosphere's prayer to release some of the stress on it by movement further into the subduction zone.
5/28/2006 4:48:12 PM
Maybe they're protist-ants.
5/28/2006 5:43:34 PM
This is proof all the proof you need that you don't have to be sane or even very intelligent to become a \"Dr.\"
5/28/2006 6:56:35 PM
The post is pretty bad. But thankfully the have this at the end. They may be out there, but at least this group is NOT telling the mentally ill to go off meds.
\"You know, he is very sick. He has schizophrenia. he almost ended up in the hospital instead of coming to this event. He had gone off his medication, because he wanted to be healed directly by God. If he had done so, he might have been in a bad way by now. But his Pastor talked to him. He told the boy about the incident in the Gospel of John, Chapter 9, where Jesus made mud and put in a blind man's eyes to heal him. This shows God can use the things of the Earth to heal too. The Pastor told the boy to think of his medication as his \"mud.\" I had always wondered why Jesus did that, instead of just healing the man directly. Now I understand it was a message to all of us whom God chooses to heal through earthly things.\"
5/28/2006 7:18:33 PM
The Last Conformist
Well, I can't fault him for lacking originality.
5/28/2006 8:35:08 PM
And what about plants? I have a petunia in my living room that I suspect strongly of constantly praying to God that something awfull will happen to me. I mean, we just don't know about these things yet!
5/28/2006 9:20:05 PM
Is this what you spend your time thinking about, Larry?
5/28/2006 11:08:17 PM
Yeh, how's that work again for things without a brain? Please God, Please kill my host so I too may die...
This has to be a troll wanting to lure them out for passages about disease being the punishment of God, or man being the only animal with a soul!
Please tell me it's not a excerpt from a page or something.
5/28/2006 11:09:47 PM
Why would TB bacilli pray their host dies? They're dependent on the host for their own survival.
5/28/2006 11:48:42 PM
A disease would want me to live since it depends on me to survive, but I think my cats are praying for a piano to fall on my head.
5/29/2006 3:50:17 AM
The fundies often pray against their own interests. Why should we expect bacteria to be any smarter?
5/29/2006 6:25:16 AM
Human: Dear god, please cure me of this desease. Amen.
Infection: Dear god. Please kill the planetesque thing that we currently reside on. Amen.
5/29/2006 6:51:24 AM
Oh CRAP!!! The penny's just dropped
When the planetesque thingy dies, the bacterium all think they're all going to get raptured! (OK just the particularly virulent ones)
(Eeeeps - spreading the flu involves rapturing the lucky ones in a giant ball of phlegm and sending them off in search of a new host).
5/29/2006 7:03:09 AM
T-Cells are God's little test!
5/29/2006 7:03:49 AM
Napoleon the Clown
Uh-huh... Please tske your meds.
5/29/2006 7:12:34 AM
Dr. Larry Dossey is quoted in the article - he's not the author of it. If you go back to the index then go on \"Links to my other websites\" it says the author is Liz Hensley. This fits with the email address given at the bottom of the article.
5/29/2006 7:24:25 AM
Let's see if I understand this:
Terminally ill fundamentalist xian prays to her version of god and asks to be healed. At the same time, the sentient illness that is killing her also prays and asks to be allowed to kill the fundamentalist. God decides to listen to the illness and not the person. End of story - woman dies. Did I miss anything, Dr. Larry?
5/29/2006 9:10:26 AM
The midichlorians also pray, but to the Force! I see.
5/29/2006 10:57:35 AM