No, I'm being serious, although I'm not using cured in the way that you probably expect! According to the Guardian, a British woman has been found dead in the French town of Lourdes, having been kept a secret by her mother, who was apparently awaiting a miracle. An extract:
Marian Therese died of cancer last September at her mother's home and in the four-and-a-half months since her death, her mother kept her body in the bedroom on the first floor of their home. She hid the death from her granddaughter and continued to take her to and from school as if nothing had happened. "She was a mystic who was convinced a miracle would occur in Lourdes," Gerard Aldige, the local prosecutor told AFP.
Well I guess the only miracle that occurred was that she managed to keep a dead body hidden for a number of months. Presumably she was as 'cured' as a christmas ham - or should that be sham (sorry)! Apparently some six million people go to Lourdes every year, in the hope that a non-existent god will cure them of their ills. And there is no doubt an entire economy which exists to cater for the sick, dying and ignorant.
We're all suffering from that terminal disease called life, but if you're really sick people, go and see if medical science can help you, because there isn't any god listening.Go Top