Thursday, June 29, 2006

Full Blown

Last week my husband went to the doctor because he's been losing weight without dieting. He had been postponing his doctor appointments for the longest time. Either he was busy, lazy, or afraid.

He was diagnosed as having full blown diabetes because his blood sugar shot up to 300. The doc gave him medications to take and insulin injection whenever his blood sugar goes up to more than 200. A year ago he was diagnosed as a borderline diabetic. I told him time and time again to eat right, to exercise and to stop smoking. He wouldn't listen.

Since last week, major changes has occured in his lifestyle. He started eating right and exercising, too. He also plans to quit smoking (again) soon. His diabetes is under control (for the moment and I hope it stays that way!!).

How sad that it has to come to this before he realizes that he should have taken better care of his health.

I can hear my father say, "prevention is always better than cure!" Indeed, words of wisdom!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

3rd Degree Closet Atheist

Religious fanatics say that Atheists are evil because they do not have a moral code and so they will be doomed to hell forever. If I don't believe in hell then whatever they say would not matter. Morality is dictated by men. What might have been immoral a century ago is already acceptable today. While some Atheists equate that religious people are a non-thinking lot, I just believe that this is due to being taught and brainwashed as children by our parents, or by people who cared and loved us and thought that it was in our best interest to do so, and society in general. And being brainwashed by my Catholic upbringing, it was hard for me to question these teachings at first because I was confused for a long time. Imagine having been raised in a country where turbid mixture of rabid Catholic faith, bizarre superstition, folklore and supernaturalism deteriorates into a fatalistic view of life. Until now, for me it all seem so hard to shake off.

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

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