Turning to religion following a cancer diagnosis

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Registered: 08-25-2013
Turning to religion following a cancer diagnosis
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Fri, 08-01-2014 - 8:26am

It seems to me that people turn hard to religion when diagnosed with Cancer. Does it really help? How?

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Registered: 11-15-2001
I don't come here often and I'm just now seeing your post. All I know is that something stirs in the heart of a person when faced with a possible life or death situation. It's comforting to know that there is a greater power than ourselves that can truly promise a no pain, no old age and no sickness when we prepare to "leave." Heaven promises those things to us. I have a baby girl waiting for me and I'm certainly looking forward to having her in my arms again. Besides, IF there is really a heaven and a hell, why would anyone want to take chances of going to the one below? My God offers me comfort and strength - I've had some health issues that have been truly scary, but the prayers from myself and others have helped me through. And they're all in the past now. I hope this helps.
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Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
I don't come here often and I'm just now seeing your post. All I know is that something stirs in the heart of a person when faced with a possible life or death situation. It's comforting to know that there is a greater power than ourselves that can truly promise a no pain, no old age and no sickness when we prepare to "leave." Heaven promises those things to us. I have a baby girl waiting for me and I'm certainly looking forward to having her in my arms again. Besides, IF there is really a heaven and a hell, why would anyone want to take chances of going to the one below? My God offers me comfort and strength - I've had some health issues that have been truly scary, but the prayers from myself and others have helped me through. And they're all in the past now. I hope this helps.
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Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
I don't come here often and I'm just now seeing your post. All I know is that something stirs in the heart of a person when faced with a possible life or death situation. It's comforting to know that there is a greater power than ourselves that can truly promise a no pain, no old age and no sickness when we prepare to "leave." Heaven promises those things to us. I have a baby girl waiting for me and I'm certainly looking forward to having her in my arms again. Besides, IF there is really a heaven and a hell, why would anyone want to take chances of going to the one below? My God offers me comfort and strength - I've had some health issues that have been truly scary, but the prayers from myself and others have helped me through. And they're all in the past now. I hope this helps.
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Avatar for champagneonice
Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
I don't come here often and I'm just now seeing your post. All I know is that something stirs in the heart of a person when faced with a possible life or death situation. It's comforting to know that there is a greater power than ourselves that can truly promise a no pain, no old age and no sickness when we prepare to "leave." Heaven promises those things to us. I have a baby girl waiting for me and I'm certainly looking forward to having her in my arms again. Besides, IF there is really a heaven and a hell, why would anyone want to take chances of going to the one below? My God offers me comfort and strength - I've had some health issues that have been truly scary, but the prayers from myself and others have helped me through. And they're all in the past now. I hope this helps.
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