posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 12:23 PM
Originally posted by muse7
Let me begin this thread by saying that I have been an atheist since I was about 15 (23 now)
Now my mother who is 43 and a relatively healthy woman (until now) was rushed into the ER last night and they detected a mass in the head of her
pancreas. The Doctor informed us that masses that are detected in the pancreas turn out to be malignant cancers about 80% of the time.
My Mother is a devout Christian and a believer in God as well as almost my entire family except me. Last night a pastor from her church was in the ER
room with her and the rest of our family and they decided to do a prayer session in the room. I didn't want to come off as rude person so I obliged
to hold hands with all of the people in the room, and as the priest was reading a scripture from his bible I began to feel very weak and light headed.
As the priest continued to read the scripture the weaker and the worst I felt, I seriously thought I was going to pass out. My skin began to feel
really cold and I just had to sit down because I felt really bad. As soon as the prayer was over I began to feel better. Ever since last night when it
happened, I've been trying to brush this off as just a symptom from the shock that I got from learning that my Mother might have pancreatic cancer.
But I'm really not sure.....
That's the first time I have ever felt that way and I haven't felt that way since. I really don't want to sound foolish but could this have been
some kind of message? From someone....?
I was an atheist for most of my life and became a believer when I was 24 (29 now). I haven't had what you experienced, but there are a couple
possibilities here from the perspective of a believer.
1. It's just the shock like you said. An emotional moment.
2. A very strong emotional experience. There's something about being in a room, holding hands, praying that is powerful for the human. Materialist
types will say it's all in the head, but there's always the possibility of something more.
3. Now we're gettin crazy. We all have a spiritual side to us. It's possible that if you've dabbled with drugs, ouiji board, or any kind of occult
activity (thinking it's just harmless entertainment) can open up spiritual gateways for demonic attachment and influence. Scripture is defense
against these beings. So it's possible that the demonic influence just didn't want to hear it and thus affected you.
4. God allowed you to experience this to explore the possibility that He exists.
I am curious...was the priest reading from the Bible? Is he catholic or just a Christian believer? Because I think Catholic priests, many of them have
demonic influence themselves.
Just thoughts off the top of my head.