Minn. Boy Who Fled Chemo Treatment Now Cancer-Free
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota teen who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy has finished his cancer treatment.
Daniel Hauser of Sleepy Eye underwent his final radiation session Friday, and his family says the 13-year-old is cancer-free.
Daniel gained national attention when he stopped treatment after one session in February and fled, citing his religious beliefs. After he returned, he underwent court-ordered chemo to treat Hodgkin’s lymphoma, then started radiation therapy.
Family spokesman Dan Zwakman tells KSTP-TV everything is going as planned. A call to the family’s home from The Associated Press rang unanswered Saturday.
A Brown County judge has asked for reports from Brown County Family Services and Daniel’s doctor. If everything looks good, the case will likely be closed.
Let’s now stop and think about what would have happened if his idiot mother had stopped him from getting treated. He would likely be dead or about to die.
I admit it, I am here for your children, liberties and certainly your faith, I want it all.
I gotta say, my favorite part of this editorial is it’s purely hypocritical nature and interesting choice of words.
“They are â€œfeeling a real need to convert people,â€ and preaching an â€œun-gospel.â€”
As opposed to Christian missionaries or those .. preaching the gospel?
“crusading across America to proclaim his atheism to newspaper”
Crusades..Â yeah, nice, equate Atheists with a bunch of religious nuts who went around slaughtering and raping those who didn’t believe in their favorite fictional character; sounds about right to me.
The â€œnew atheistsâ€
Weâ€™ve warned you about them before on our websiteâ€”but now theyâ€™re on a much more aggressive march all across America. No longer are they just staying in their classrooms or writing books and articles in the comfort of their offices. They are â€œthe new atheists,â€ and they are aggressively going after your children, your liberties, and your faith!
According to the print media and websites, the new atheists say â€œevangelism is a moral imperativeâ€ to spread their â€œgood newsâ€ in â€œpersuading people of the virtues of atheism.â€ They are â€œdrawing on evolution,â€ and are vocally â€œhostile to religions,â€ especially â€œfundamentalist Christianity and Islam.â€ They are â€œfeeling a real need to convert people,â€ and preaching an â€œun-gospel.â€ In one media report, it was stated that â€œat some point there is going to be enough pressure that it is just going to be too embarrassing to believe in God.â€
One of the most outspoken of this new breed of atheists is the vehement anti-creationist Dr. Richard Dawkins of Oxford University in England; another is philosopher, Sam Harris. The Washington Post wrote a major article about Harris and stated: â€œHow exactly the faithful [Christians] will transition to a godless, Good Book-less cosmology is not exactly clear â€¦ but he is heartened by countries such as Sweden, where he claims 80% of the populace do not believe in God.â€
These atheists are not just publicity seekers. They are very serious about their mission. Dawkins, from England, was recently crusading across America to proclaim his atheism to newspapers, websites, and at public meetings.
Some people might say to me, â€œBut thereâ€™s no way Americans will go for atheism. Most people believe in God, even if they donâ€™t take the Bible seriously as AiG does.â€ Think back to the 1950s. What if someone back then said to you, â€œBeware, the homosexual movement is on the marchâ€”if we donâ€™t do something, â€˜gayâ€™ marriages will be legalized across the country.â€ Almost all of us at that time would have said that thereâ€™s no way Americans would ever accept this. Most people believe that marriage is one man for one woman, so, no, this will never happen in America.But as you know, it has happenedâ€”and continues to happen!
Interestingly, these new atheists liken their growing movement to that of the gay activists. One stated: â€œWeâ€™re in the same position the gay movement was in a few decades ago. There was need for people to come out. The more people who came out, the more people had the courage to come out. â€œThatâ€™s the case with atheists. They are more numerous than anybody realizes.â€
If you think this observation is an exaggeration, just consider the popularity of two recent books associated with these new atheists: The God Delusion by Dawkins and Letter to a Christian Nation by Harris. Both books bitterly attack Christianity. Dawkins is more than just angry, though. He has a purpose, says a reviewer: â€œthe whole book is meant to change peopleâ€™s minds.â€
The God Delusion was #8 on the New York Times bestseller list, #10 on Publishers Weekly, and #2 on the Amazon best-seller rankings in November 2006. At the same time, Letter was #6 on the Times list, and #8 in the Amazon rankings. Meanwhile, an increasing number of atheists are attacking our Christian faith in several major newspapers and websitesâ€”with their evolutionary beliefs often presented.
It prompts me to ask: â€œWhy are atheists now getting so much publicity and gaining ground? Whatâ€™s happened in the culture to allow this?â€ As weâ€™ve been saying for years, thereâ€™s been a change in this cultureâ€”at a foundation level. Generations have been indoctrinated by the secular education system and media to build their thinking on human reason, not the Word of God. And at the base of this is the creation/evolution issue.
Evolutionary indoctrination has produced generations (even in the church) who doubt the Bible. Barna Research discovered that of teenagers today who call themselves born-again Christians, only 9% believe there is such a thing as absolute truth. These young people are ripe for â€œsecular evangelistsâ€ like Dawkins and Harris.
I’m not sure why this is listed as being “Scary”, since it’s more hilarious than anything else.
Get ready to shake your head and laugh at the same time.
50 people looking for solar image of Mary lose sight
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At least 50 people in Kottayam district have reportedly lost their vision after gazing at the sun looking for an image of Virgin Mary.
Though alarmed health authorities have installed a signboard to counter the rumour that a solar image of Virgin Mary appeared to the believers, curious onlookers, including foreign travellers, have been thronging the venue of the â€˜miracleâ€™.
St Josephâ€™s ENT and Eye Hospital in Kanjirappally alone has recorded 48 cases of vision loss due to photochemical burns on the retina. â€œAll our patients have similar history and symptoms. The damage is to the macula, the most sensitive part of retina. They have developed photochemical, not thermal, burns after continuously gazing at the sun,â€ Dr Annamma James Isaac, the hospitalâ€™s ophthalmologist, said.
The hospital has been receiving patients with these abnormal symptoms since Friday. When the doctors found a pattern in the case sheets, they reported it to the district medical officer.
The health department has now put up a signboard at the hotelierâ€™s house near Erumeli, where the divine image is said to have appeared, warning people against exposing their eyes to sunlight.
Even the churches in the vicinity disowned the miracle during Sunday mass after health officers and doctors approached the clergy. The house in question has been the centre of local rumours for a few months. Â The hotelier, who has since moved to another house, had claimed that statues of Mother Mary in his house have been crying honey and bleeding oil and perfumes.
Though people have been flocking to the â€œblessed landâ€ – hastily christened Rosa Mystica Mountain – for long, the mad rush for the image in the sky began a week ago.
There are quite a few people still seeking the miracle, despite the experiences of their unfortunate predecessors and strict health warnings against gazing at the sun with the naked eye.
â€œThe patients show varying degrees of severity. They are mostly girls in 12-26 age group. Our youngest patient is 12 and the oldest 60. Most of them were looking at the sun between 2 and 4 pm, when UV1 and UV2 rays are harshest,â€ Dr James Isaac said. He added that they could identify the problem as solar retinopathy because they were aware of the local sensation.
â€œMost patients may hopefully improve their vision. But there may be long-term effects on the retina,â€ he added.