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Old 23 February 2007, 01:07 AM
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Icon215 Unexplained X-Ray: Hand of God

Birmingham - Do you believe in miracles?

Libby Ashley does.

In fact, she will be glad to show you her miracle. She is a breast cancer survivor who says she believes she's been touched by the hand of God. And she says she can prove it.

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Old 23 February 2007, 01:09 AM
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Different.

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Old 23 February 2007, 02:08 AM
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Wasn't this in Weird Tales of July '49?
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Old 23 February 2007, 02:51 AM
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Did any of you read the comments after the story?
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Old 23 February 2007, 03:06 AM
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Did any of you read the comments after the story?
Unfortunately. Even more unfortunately, they were way too familiar. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for dragging me to a penecostal church every Sunday for almost all of my childhood. :/
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Old 23 February 2007, 02:09 PM
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I made the mistake of letting my wife see the video. Now she's on the phone telling friend about it.

While I do believe God can heal people, I don't think he needs to give ambiguous "signs" like this one. As Jesus told the Pharasees: "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!"

I understand the marking on the palm, but I'm confused as to why there would be one on the wrist.
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Old 23 February 2007, 02:26 PM
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I understand the marking on the palm, but I'm confused as to why there would be one on the wrist.
God covering his bets? Some say Christ was nailed to the cross in his palms while others say it had to be the wrists. So the markings get it right either way...
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Old 23 February 2007, 02:33 PM
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I cannot get the vidoe to play on this computer (work machine), but I did like the comments, in particular
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I sincerly hope that people read this and realize that GOD is still in control. He can heal the body physically but above all else he can heal the body spirtually. This nation needs to hear more true stories like this and put GOD BACK WHERE HE BELONGS!!!
Has God fallen off the shelf and needs to be put back?
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Old 23 February 2007, 02:43 PM
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So god was punking her, putting pressure on making her think she had cancer again.
Nice going god you really had her that time.
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Old 23 February 2007, 03:08 PM
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I tend trowards the explanation of the guy from Saint Vincent's. The film was contaminated or there was an error in handling the film. Maybe a light leak, which can produce interesting results on wet film. The technician that took the x-ray says that's impossible, but she would, wouldn't she?

Two questions:

Who goes to an Ear, nose and throat centre to check if they have breast cancer? That makes as much sense as going to an oncologist to see if your leg is broken.

Having produced a flawed unreadable x-ray plate, did the centre give her further x-rays until they had one that could be used for diagnostic purposes?
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Old 23 February 2007, 03:40 PM
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There was a time when my mom thought her kidneys were both NFBSKed up. Turns out that someone had screwed up the X-Rays. So I guess we could make money touting it as a miracle healing of kidneys?

Edit: Was I the only one thinking of that episode of House M.D. House vs. God?
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Old 23 February 2007, 03:45 PM
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Other questions that sprang up in my skeptical mind:

The hand, says Libby, has "no bones." So apparently she is saying God doesn't need bones. So why does he need hands?

The two markings, one on the palm and one on the wrist - Christ might have been crucified at the palm, more likely at the wrist, but no way did they use nails in BOTH places.

She never says this, but what was the pain? Did she have cancer and eventually get treated and healed, or did the pain turn out to be nothing? Or are they just assuming it's not cancer because this magical hand showed up? I'd get a second opinion.

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Old 23 February 2007, 03:46 PM
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All I could think of was, "So, God's feeling her up?"

Go God!
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Old 23 February 2007, 05:09 PM
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I'm amazed that anyone would, even in jest, cheer God for feeling someone up, since that phrase presumes a lack of consent. I'm double surprised that it's you, Ryda!
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Old 23 February 2007, 05:16 PM
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All I could think of was, "So, God's feeling her up?"

Go God!
Actually, that's what I thought too

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I'm amazed that anyone would, even in jest, cheer God for feeling someone up, since that phrase presumes a lack of consent. I'm double surprised that it's you, Ryda!
If God exists, does It/he/She really need consent?
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Old 23 February 2007, 05:18 PM
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I'm amazed that anyone would, even in jest, cheer God for feeling someone up, since that phrase presumes a lack of consent. I'm double surprised that it's you, Ryda!
Dude, watch the video! She gave consent. In fact, she asked very nicely!
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Old 23 February 2007, 07:23 PM
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Has God fallen off the shelf and needs to be put back?
He was probably knocked off by a cat. Apparently Jesus gets knocked off quite often; everyone is always finding him.
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Old 23 February 2007, 07:26 PM
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This nation needs to hear more true stories like this and put GOD BACK WHERE HE BELONGS!!!
That is, squeezing the hooters of AMERICAN WOMEN!!!
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Old 23 February 2007, 09:04 PM
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All I could think of was, "So, God's feeling her up?"

Go God!
Yeah, but He only made it to second base. I heard Mary down Nazareth way will go all the way!
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Old 24 February 2007, 12:28 AM
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Why are God's fingers chopped off?
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