I was told a 42-year old married Nigerian mother and Dentist by profession died recently in the U.S. of ovarian cancer. She was married to a Nigerian medical doctor. The story is quite complicated but from what I gather she had been responding to treatment in the US when the husband decided the whole family was moving to Nigeria. I guess her condition must have detoriated rapidly in Nigeria. Learnt she practically dragged her weakened self back to the U.S. unaccompanied by neither the children nor the husband. She checked into a hospital, an operation was performed, but when they opened her up, it was decided that nothing could be done to save her and she was given 3 weeks to live. She died about 2 weeks later.
I am not pointing accusing fingers at anyone because as is usually the case, the true story may be more complicated than the version which I got. I “feel” for the lady and her family.
I have always felt knowing when one would die may be a good thing – especially if one hadn’t suffered too much from the ravages of the disease or condition. The psychologists would probably talk about the various grieving stages such as denial, anger, acceptance etc. I think it allows one to make peace with self, God and others. Sort of take care of one’s affairs.
What’s happening in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somali, Pakistan, etc just helps to strengthen the case made by the evolutionists that we originated from some single-cell micro-oganism (and all that’s in existence from some big-bang way back in time)
Because human life has become a dime a dozen (ok, it’s always been that). If we dispose of each other worse than the animals do, what then makes us better than them? It’s said that a man who does not read is not better than a man who cannot read. Same goes for us humans who claim we have brains but refuses to use them.
Bombs kill people in Iraq and other places. A girl of 13 complains to the authorities that she was gang-raped by 3 men and the authorities decide that she was guilty of adultery, fill a stadium with over 10,000 people and then proceed to stone her to death in front of the willing spectators.