Sunday, March 15, 2009

The proposed saint who wanted an operation without anesthesia

A desire for surgery without anasthesia? If you would like to see why the Roman Catholic Church irritates me and makes my brain hurt, check out this article in today's Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/602626

So Sister Carmelina (who I have no doubt led a life of exemplary goodness) is now being promoted for sainthood .... if they can find: "evidence of one miracle .... (for example, proof of a cure by asking for intercession through the candidate). The last stage, canonization, or declaration as a saint, usually requires evidence of a second miracle."

Folks, this is 2009. Do you want miracles? How about mapping the human genome? How about staring into the Omega Nebula (pictured above)? How about the fact that new cancer treatments are giving hope to people who wouldn't have stood a chance 10 or 20 years ago? How about the fact that you can literally save a life in the third world this year by properly targeting a charitable donation. THESE ARE MIRACLES.
If you would like to pray to Sister Carmelina (for my conversion to Catholicism or whatever other miracle you have in mind), you can do so at the following site:

Here is a recent post on that site:
* Dearest Sister Carmelina, You were there for me when I had my car accident 26 years ago, now I need you to be there for my mother [name omitted by me] who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and doctors say cannot be operated on. My mother always believed in you and so I ask that you please place your hands on her and intercede with our Good Lord to rid her of the cancer eating at her body and make her well again so she can enjoy life with her family which she is so deserving of at this time in her life. Please hear my prayer to you Sister Carmelina and help my mother.
So there we have it folks. If the mother 's cancer goes into remission, Sister Carmelina will undoubtedly receive the credit and she will be one step closer to sainthood.

2 comments:

  1. Sister Carmelina told me last night that Donte Stallworth was not under the influence of drugs or booze when he killed that fellow in Miami with his Bentley Saturday morning. She also told me that my son has "666" written on his front forehead because he has not been baptised. Oh well...

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  2. Let me guess, even if they find evidence of a miracle, it will still be rather ambiguous, in that it could have been explained by natural phenomenon or coincidence.

    Do you want miracles? How about mapping the human genome? How about staring into the Omega Nebula (pictured above)? How about the fact that new cancer treatments are giving hope to people who wouldn't have stood a chance 10 or 20 years ago? How about the fact that you can literally save a life in the third world this year by properly targeting a charitable donation. THESE ARE MIRACLES.

    I agree completely. Imagine what we'll accomplish with the new lift on restrictions of stem cell research!

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