Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

Letters to God

April 10, 2010

I usually do not write reviews about movies. Today’s post is exception. And may be it wouldn’t be a review but rather a short opinion.
So here is what I think about “Letters to God”.
Was it good? It all depends on the expectations which brought you to this movie. Does it deserve Oscar for the best female, male, etc role? No. Play sometimes was amateur but not worse than in Star Wars III (Revenge of the Sith) . It took a long time to get into the movie and stop observing mistakes and making judgments. But was it worth it? All hundred percent. Movie that started with low expectations took my heart and by the end it brought the sense of awe that I experienced only in the times of intimate worship to my God. It seems like everybody in the theater felt it. We all were just sitting there looking at the credits with no desire to leave. Just sitting in the presence of God.

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Father of Western Medicine

April 7, 2010

I finally had some time to check my rss feeds and found an article about short but precise writings. One of the writings was the Hippocratic Oath.
Hippocrates is widely considered  to be the Father of Western Medicine. I remember growing up and hearing that medical students had to take this oath (or some part of it ) before becoming practicing doctors.
Two things that struck me are written in the following sentences:
“I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”
What is so amazing that in the society like Rome someone would consider abortion and euthanasia (or assisted suicide) unholy and unethical. I wonder if Hippocrates in his thinking came to a point where he start considering human life sacred and valuable. If he did, he went in the right direction. Direction many of today’s doctors fall short to follow.

Happy Easter

April 4, 2010

In Ukraine people greet each other this way:

– Khristos Voskres!

– Voistynu Voskres!

– Christ is Risen!

– He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter.