posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 09:27 PM
Years ago, my Dad used to work for a pool company. They used to open and close pools, and stuff of this nature. Anyway, they were working on this
pool, when the owner and them got to bsing. He told them this story about his mother. I'm going to recount it to the best of my memory.
"My mother was going blind. The doctors said nothing could be done for her. There were no drops, no treatment that could save her vision. The quality
of her sight was dropping fast. "
"I talked to everyone I knew about it. My mom enjoyed life so much. This condition was really a blow to her. One day I heard about a guy who did some
miraculous treatments for people. I contacted him to see if he would help, and he agreed to have a look. I asked my mom if she would see this guy, but
she refused several times. However, she eventually gave in, and agreed to undergoing this man's treatment."
"The man used some sort of alternative therapy. Within one treatment my mom's vision improved. Another, she no longer needed glasses. Her sight was
returning! It was amazing!"
"Then before her last treatment my mom asked me 'What religion is this man that's treating me. Is he a Christian?' When I said 'No, he's a
Hindu.' my mom flipped out. She said 'How dare you have some witch doctor messing with my eyes! You want me to go to Hell!?' Then she made me
cancel the last appointment, and put on her glasses though she no longer needed them. She went blind soon after, and has hardly talked to me
That's at least the gist of the story. It's a very sad thing to hear. Someone else had helped her, but, being a devout Christian woman, she would
not have a "heathen" working on her. Only good Christian folk.
Throughout the world, in many cultures and religions, I'm sure there are similar people. Religion was supposed to offer Hope, and teach us how to get
the most out of our lives. However, for many, they've become a place of division, a reason for war, hatred, fear, a way to control the masses.
Instead, how many people throughout history have simply given up on living, in hopes for the opportunity to live in death? It conjures a sobering
If people cannot live together, and live happily in this life, what have their leaders really taught them, besides obedience? Waiting for death is the
most abject of all possible ways to spend your life. If you cannot appreciate or make use of what you have, why would you deserve eternity?