My opinion on this topic of cancer being the "COOL" group is this. No one with cancer wears a badge of honor those people are leterally scard out of the minds. Imagine you are told that you have cancer [really put some thought to this question its called empathy]. You know there is no cure, at least according to the main stream info. And IF you have ever known someone with cancer and has secumed to this awful disease you would know that it comes with unimaginable amount of pain and suffering. NO ONE would ever consider this a "COOL" group! Most people have had someone they've known that has died of cancer, so I can't imagine ever thinking I would want to be a member of the "COOL" group. Now what I do think is that some people consider it to be COOL to know someone with cancer. I've seem those type parade around acting as though they have cancer and look for the sympathy. Those types usally belong to certain charities.
I have known to very close people in my life that have died due to cancer. I have seen the suffering and the pain. I was there when my best friend [who was like a brother] took his last breathe while I was holding his hand. And my mother-inlaw, a devote Christian, sigh her last time after all of her childern were gathered around her.
This is a war folks, a war on educating! Not judging whether the person is walking with God or not. We leave that up to GOD. I have seen people keep information to themselves because of hatred, discrimantion, or just being proud of themselves because they have the info and you don't [pretentiousness].
I know the truth now, which I didn't know then and it is a sin to keep that info when you know someone with life threatening disease. Their blood ends up on your hands when you don't speak up. Once you do speak the truth, it is on them.
Take a hard look at this forum, MH does not know who you are, what type of person you are, what race or your religious beliefs. He offers the information and help if your willing. A person trying to right by others that is all you can ask of someone. Blessings come to those type of people. Just like that old saying; what goes around comes around.
I thought about hiding my user name but if I'm going to start participating in this forum everyone should know my thoughts regardless if you think they are right or wrong. This is a learning process for us ALL, not one person has all the answers.We are all students and class is always in session. Now what your do or don't do with the lessons is up to you. Always keep an open mind. There is not one sin that is greater than another. It is either right or wrong, bottom line.
Always pray for wisdom.
Boy I wish this thing had spell check I get so tired of looking in the dictionary [I even had to double check that] Boy I feel stupid sometimes.