US Ebola Patients Make Full Recovery

US Ebola Patients Make Full Recovery

Let's just stop and think about this statement for a minute:

"Brantly thanked the hospital workers who cared for him in Atlanta and administered the experimental serum that cured him. 'Above all I am grateful to God for sparing my life,' Brantly said."

Let us take away the research that was required to teach this medical missionary how to treat illnesses, how different drugs responded to a virus, the importance of cleanliness in the day to day functioning of living, the value of quarantine in preventing the spread of the disease. What did it take to have all these factors in place for this doctor to recover from Ebola? Could they be in place without a superhuman power? Does it require a god to accomplish these ends? Does belief in a superhuman power result in this fortunate outcome?

To say "Above all I am grateful to God for sparing my life". What about the people who were with him after he contracted the virus? What about the transport people who flew him to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and the people who treated him while he was there? What about the janitor and cook who cleaned up while he was in treatment and nourished him through his recovery? 

I find his statement ingenuous at best and gullible at worst. 

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Comment by kathy: ky on August 23, 2014 at 2:16pm
He, Brantly, is full of crap. Just another joy of being a believer.
That's why they say. The lord giveth.. etc. Anything to justify themselves.
Comment by Daniel W on August 23, 2014 at 12:37pm

Maybe it's the fire within, like the glowing molten lava deep in the earth....   I am more passionate than anyone suspects.  With many layers of control and tempering.   Which is probably why sometimes I so need to be alone, all the while feeling too isolated.

Why should that jerk be thankful to his god for sparing his life?   He lies if he claims his belief will give him paradise after death, but is grateful not to go there.  I do not believe his sense of mission is so great, that he considers this life a burden then thanks his god for keeping him here.  Deep within him, there must also be an ember of doubt.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2014 at 11:38am

Oh my goodness, Daniel, You are so calm and reasonable and my shit hits the fan a lot. You write in jest!

Comment by Daniel W on August 22, 2014 at 11:35pm

Joan you are calmer and more reasonable than I am.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2014 at 11:34pm

You are right. I wrote the article with venom, and replaced the virulent words with less aggressive language. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 22, 2014 at 11:15pm

Joan, you are giving him more credit than I do.  I think he's delusional, and ungrateful to the real scientists, most probably nontheists without whom the serum that saved his live would never have been developed.


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