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whatson
Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:27:32 PM
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http://www.cureblindness.org/60-minutes?gclid=CjwKEAjw_uvHBRDUkumF0tLFp3cSJACAIHMYujh4bI5PKPN-JGkcB9hAfnb0m4FIFdwe1HI-RTKHqRoCqg_w_wcB

From interview:
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In the U.S. they mainly afflict the elderly; removing them – a routine operation. But here in Burma, also known as Myanmar, cataracts go untreated and blindness is a way of life.

Geoffrey Tabin: It’s a Buddhist population, they’re very fatalistic. They’re very accepting. And there’s almost an acceptance that you get old, your hair turns white, your eye turns white and then you die. And the idea that you can actually have your sight restored has not really permeated all levels of Myanmar society."

(The moral of this story: Religion is concerned with "life" after death while ignoring the wellbeing of adherents before life's end.)

If I were a lame 'un, I wouldn't advertise it.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:43:36 AM

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Faith plays a great role in one's life." Faith is a deep conviction that God deeply cares for us and will always act with our best interests at ..." Changing our lives to submit to God—what the Bible refers to as ... believe it is true, just and worthy of one's support and involvement.

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eagleeyed
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 5:16:05 AM

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Ashwin Joshi:
'Changing our life to submit to God...' Which God? Allah? Bhagwan? Jesus? Holy Spirit? or some other entity that is supposed to have created this universe and has the power or authority to send us to hell or heaven?
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:12:34 PM

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eagleeyed wrote:
Ashwin Joshi:
'Changing our life to submit to God...' Which God? Allah? Bhagwan? Jesus? Holy Spirit? or some other entity that is supposed to have created this universe and has the power or authority to send us to hell or heaven?


There is only one God.

;^)

Despite the God-botherers, if more people held to that uncomplicated belief, there would be far less trouble in the world.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Tovarish
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:21:06 PM

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Whatson, look up the Fred Hollow's foundation, Fred was an Australian eye specialist working mainly in the third world before he passed away.

For AUS$25 donation you can pay for a cataract operation.

The Good Books should all be brought into the 21st Century.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 3:53:48 AM

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whatson wrote:
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http://www.cureblindness.org/60-minutes?gclid=CjwKEAjw_uvHBRDUkumF0tLFp3cSJACAIHMYujh4bI5PKPN-JGkcB9hAfnb0m4FIFdwe1HI-RTKHqRoCqg_w_wcB

From interview:
"...
In the U.S. they mainly afflict the elderly; removing them – a routine operation. But here in Burma, also known as Myanmar, cataracts go untreated and blindness is a way of life.

Geoffrey Tabin: It’s a Buddhist population, they’re very fatalistic. They’re very accepting. And there’s almost an acceptance that you get old, your hair turns white, your eye turns white and then you die. And the idea that you can actually have your sight restored has not really permeated all levels of Myanmar society."

(The moral of this story: Religion is concerned with "life" after death while ignoring the wellbeing of adherents before life's end.)


What is meant here by 'Religion?'. It certainly cannot be referring to mainstream Christianity because from its very beginnings it has been committed to healing the sick, the blind and the lame, as well as the poor and the persecuted.

I remember, therefore I am.
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