I’m still trying to figure out the meme’s message. What…if they don't believe in Jesus a child is more likely to succumb to cancer? That chemo, radiation, all that modern medical science has done to extend and save lives means nothing if that child doesn’t have Jesus in her corner facing down this disease like some imaginary superhero? That cancer has a thought process, is sentient, and can be intimidated into remission / eradication by the mythical Christian man-god?
I posed these questions to the devout readers of this religious nutter’s page. Amongst the “Amens!” and “Hallelujahs” of agreement with the nutter’s meme, there were these responses:
”Ok. You Don't Believe In God/Jesus. Why rant about the ones who do? Your interpretation wasn't correct.” Barbara Latty
Needless to say, no “correct” interpretation for the meme was offered. I imagine Barbara tried her hardest to make up some off the wall interpretation for this embarrassingly absurd “Cancer Fears Jesus” non-think, but came up dry.
“I think the message is no child should have to live with cancer so pray for them or do whatever you can for them. But then some people just have to jump on the Dumb wagon because they have nothing else to do…” Patricia Henderson
Lest it be lost in translation, I’m the one driving the “Dumb wagon.”
If they truly believed prayer was effective and their god was real why even bother with modern medical science? Why not go one step further and pray to end ALL cancer everywhere?
OH NO, that wouldn't do would it? Because cancer isn’t going to suddenly disappear, they know that, it’s just too big a challenge for their imaginary friend; where as this young girl COULD go into medically induced remission thus permitting the religionists to claim “God answered our prayers!” Convenient.
”I wonder how many people die in the hands of our mighty doctors? They can kill an unborn child but not heal em off cancer? Wow science is the greatest thing that has ever happened to us.” Mahase Mosoloane
Says the halfwit who likely runs to the doctor to reconstruct his face when he falls off his trailer head first into his wood chipper; or saves his wife from hemorrhaging, or cures his infection with antibiotics so he can save his limb, or corrects his cholesterol, or treats his kid’s appendicitis, or exorcises his anal wart. Funny how they bad mouth doctors when their god’s healing power is challenged, while only a miniscule minority of fringe Christians actually refuse medical treatment favoring prayer only.
”Well Bart u obviously lack several things 1. A brain 2. Compassion 3. Faith and most important self worth! U poor ignorant man we'll pray for u!” Conni Gent
Ah...now there’s an in depth analysis! Yes, the lack of a brain and my utter ignorance owing to my accepting reality and rejecting ancient superstition and religious mind masturbation is quite a burden.
But it’s a burden I share with 93% of the National Academy of Science fellows, and 96% of the Royal Society (UK's counter part) the best scientists in both nations, who reject supernaturalism - those very people who have extended the lives of humans, who found the treatments for childhood diseases (the ones their god thing seems to keep creating). Yep I, just like all of them, are missing a brain and self worth, and because we reject ignorance in favor of medical science, we are lacking in compassion to boot! Brilliant.
Note the passive aggressive “We’ll pray for you.” …Strangely, it didn’t make my head explode as Conni no doubt expected.
Mindless kowtowing to myth and fable is one thing, but implying a child's cancer will be healed by indoctrination into Christian delusion is another entirely. That they don't see the grotesque stupidity of it is simply a result of total immersion into the religious affliction. They are the Christian answer to the Bushman shaman chanting, shaking a rattle and throwing ashes over a sick child. People who embrace this kind of non-think disgust me. It is obscene... simpleminded obscenity.