Skeptics Guide to the Universe forum - 2011Dec21:
Can we start a section for cancer / politics, religion and sex issues?
This is the first time I have logged in for 7 months. I have had a life-changing event - I have cancer. Following Maslow's hierarchy, I am now looking at QOL issues.
I have been following discussions that are cancer related. A few days ago, I read a post where the woman was thankful for the help she got from her church. I replied that most of the people who helped me are atheists - that raised a storm.
So, after the storm seemed to have passed a bit, I posted a message that there is an 800 pound gorilla in the living room, which no one seems to want to talk about. It occurred to me that it would be nice to have somewhere for people with cancer to talk about the things that are important, aside from the cancer: politics, religion and sex (ooh, scary). I am still alive after 7 months, and now I want to look at the quality of life issues.
In the US, health-care is political, in the US, politics is religious, and sex, well, what can I say - there are sex issues that are specifically related to cancer.
I have privately found some atheists with cancer, who want to talk about these issues.
Perhaps it is easier to find a forum, which is mostly atheist, then filter that to atheists with cancer, rather than cancer people who are admittedly atheist.
Can we start a section for cancer / politics, religion and sex issues? Or health-care/cancer/politics/religion/sex. Or some combination thereof.
I continued to listen to SGU, even during the Stem Cell Transplant.