• Blood pressure questions?

    Do you have a BP monitor at home, or are you using one at the pharmacy? If you can keep a chart of your BP, maybe every day for a week (at different times of day) and then for several weeks maybe 4 times a week, you'll see then if there's a problem developing. People with good BP levels can occasionally have an upswing in numbers due to... show more
    Do you have a BP monitor at home, or are you using one at the pharmacy? If you can keep a chart of your BP, maybe every day for a week (at different times of day) and then for several weeks maybe 4 times a week, you'll see then if there's a problem developing. People with good BP levels can occasionally have an upswing in numbers due to stress or panic. Once you have a chart for several weeks, maybe then you can go back to the doctor, as long as it's just occasional headaches.
    8 answers · Heart Diseases · 2 weeks ago
  • Are demons real, and if so, then why have I never seen one?

    No they are not real. It's the same with gods, angels, faeries, goblins, heaven and hell. Those are not real either.
    No they are not real. It's the same with gods, angels, faeries, goblins, heaven and hell. Those are not real either.
    81 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Why won't god heal amputees?

    Hi Phil. I suspect you already know the answer. Gods don't exist, so they can't heal. Occasionally you hear that a god healed a cancer patient, or someone with MS or Parkinson's. Occasionally this happens because there was a misdiagnosis early on, doctors thought the person had a really bad cancer, but it was actually something easier... show more
    Hi Phil. I suspect you already know the answer. Gods don't exist, so they can't heal. Occasionally you hear that a god healed a cancer patient, or someone with MS or Parkinson's. Occasionally this happens because there was a misdiagnosis early on, doctors thought the person had a really bad cancer, but it was actually something easier to deal with. Or occasionally there could be a mix-up with test results. Sometimes the treatment given by the doctor works really well in combination with a new drug in a trial, and the patient improves greatly, DUE TO SCIENCE. So people who want to believe goddidit can do this with cancer, but they just can't make this foolish thinking work with amputations.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do Atheists waste their time in this section if they don't believe in God. I'm sure they must have better things to do with their life?

    Why do religious people waste their time here in R&S? Shouldn't they be out doing good deads and spreading the word in Africa? Anyway, lot's of people in R&S direct their questions specifically to atheists. We are here to help them understand. And dear question asker, you wouldn't visit a psychiatric person? You really... show more
    Why do religious people waste their time here in R&S? Shouldn't they be out doing good deads and spreading the word in Africa? Anyway, lot's of people in R&S direct their questions specifically to atheists. We are here to help them understand. And dear question asker, you wouldn't visit a psychiatric person? You really don't seem like a good theist. Atheists are here because the subject of religion and beliefs interests us.
    87 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Does 'God' exist or is all religions just made up beliefs?

    Gods don't exist. All religions were invented by humans. All gods are myths. In ancient times people were very afraid of storms and earthquakes and volcanoes and many things. They thought the gods or the spirits of the ancestors might help them, if they worshiped and sacrificed. So people invented the idea of gods. Gods could get angry and... show more
    Gods don't exist. All religions were invented by humans. All gods are myths. In ancient times people were very afraid of storms and earthquakes and volcanoes and many things. They thought the gods or the spirits of the ancestors might help them, if they worshiped and sacrificed. So people invented the idea of gods. Gods could get angry and kill whenever they wanted. Gods could give a good harvest, or they could cause famine. These stories helped people understand the good and bad actions of humans, and the random acts of nature. Then a few people made religion so that certain individuals could gain wealth and power. "Give money to our temple (or whatever building) or we'll tell everyone you're doing witchcraft and you'll burn." Just like paying protection money to the mafia. And it's been building ever since. Finally in the 21st century, in the West, people can say they're Atheist, Humanist or Agnostic. This is wonderful. Freedom is wonderful. Kindness, love and compassion come from the human mind. Live your life now, with love and compassion.
    47 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Does G0d Exist?

    No. All religions were invented by humans. All gods are myths. In ancient times people were very afraid of storms and earthquakes and volcanoes and many things. They thought the gods or the spirits of the ancestors might help them, if they worshiped and sacrificed. So people invented the idea of gods. Gods could get angry and kill whenever they... show more
    No. All religions were invented by humans. All gods are myths. In ancient times people were very afraid of storms and earthquakes and volcanoes and many things. They thought the gods or the spirits of the ancestors might help them, if they worshiped and sacrificed. So people invented the idea of gods. Gods could get angry and kill whenever they wanted. Gods could give a good harvest, or they could cause famine. These stories helped people understand the good and bad actions of humans, and the random acts of nature. Then a few people made religion so that certain individuals could gain wealth and power. "Give money to our temple (or whatever building) or we'll tell everyone you're doing witchcraft and you'll burn." Just like paying protection money to the mafia. And it's been building ever since. Finally in the 21st century, in the West, people can say they're Atheist, Humanist or Agnostic. This is wonderful. Freedom is wonderful. Kindness, love and compassion come from the human mind. Live your life now, with love and compassion.
    35 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it ok to ask your oncologist to only deal with him.?

    It's very important for younger doctors to learn things with patients, and not just learn from books and microscopes. Now maybe you have a psychological problem, like extreme stress or anxiety, which could be from before the cancer, or it could be a new thing, like cancer PTSD. So it may come down to this: do you want to see a psychiatrist?... show more
    It's very important for younger doctors to learn things with patients, and not just learn from books and microscopes. Now maybe you have a psychological problem, like extreme stress or anxiety, which could be from before the cancer, or it could be a new thing, like cancer PTSD. So it may come down to this: do you want to see a psychiatrist? Psychologist?,or just go along with what your sarcoma doctor wants? So sorry you have to go through all this.
    6 answers · Mental Health · 3 weeks ago
  • Why does all the Catholic rosaries and crucifixes work so well in exorcisms and against vampires if Catholicism is not true?

    Umm, you should know, vampires don't exist. Here are some other things that don't exist: demons, gods, angels, faeries, heaven, hell, goblins etc. Rosaries and crucifixes have no power.
    Umm, you should know, vampires don't exist. Here are some other things that don't exist: demons, gods, angels, faeries, heaven, hell, goblins etc. Rosaries and crucifixes have no power.
    32 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • What do you believe happens to a person when they die?

    Once a person dies, that individual no longer exists. There may be a dead body, but that person is gone. This amazing life is the only life there is. When you are dead, it's like before you were conceived. No darkness. No light. No noise. No silence. No laughter. No tears. No awareness whatsoever.You will not know you are dead. You... show more
    Once a person dies, that individual no longer exists. There may be a dead body, but that person is gone. This amazing life is the only life there is. When you are dead, it's like before you were conceived. No darkness. No light. No noise. No silence. No laughter. No tears. No awareness whatsoever.You will not know you are dead. You will not know you ever existed. There is nothing to fear. As a living person, you have 5 senses - sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Your brain processes sensory input. Your brain remembers, rationalizes, questions, thinks! When you die, you cease to exist. You have no senses and no processor. Live your life now, with love and compassion!
    29 answers · Other - Diseases · 3 weeks ago
  • Did black people live in America before white people?

    No, they did not. "Black" people is commonly used to refer to people of African origin. Aboriginal or copper is referring to the original people of the Americas, you know, "American Indians" as they used to say, or Native Americans.
    No, they did not. "Black" people is commonly used to refer to people of African origin. Aboriginal or copper is referring to the original people of the Americas, you know, "American Indians" as they used to say, or Native Americans.
    3 answers · Other - Cultures & Groups · 4 weeks ago
  • How do I say this in FRENCH?

    Why are you taking French class? Usually people take a class in order to learn something. That might involve making a few mistakes along the way. But little by little, if you try something, like French, you will likely learn more and more. So getting someone else to do the work, totally defeats the purpose of taking the class.
    Why are you taking French class? Usually people take a class in order to learn something. That might involve making a few mistakes along the way. But little by little, if you try something, like French, you will likely learn more and more. So getting someone else to do the work, totally defeats the purpose of taking the class.
    4 answers · Languages · 4 weeks ago
  • Why is god so powerless?

    Gods don't exist. They are imaginary beings and have no real power. Gods, demons, angels, heaven, hell, faeries, goblins, etc., those things don't exist. Those ideas were invented by people, in order to control others; in order to gain wealth and power. Gods don't exist and religions are very powerful.
    Gods don't exist. They are imaginary beings and have no real power. Gods, demons, angels, heaven, hell, faeries, goblins, etc., those things don't exist. Those ideas were invented by people, in order to control others; in order to gain wealth and power. Gods don't exist and religions are very powerful.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • If a doctor scheduled a follow up appointment after a hiv test mean that I tested positive?

    Sorry to hear that you are in this stressful situation. None of us is psychic, so the only way to find out, unfortunately, is to wait until you actually go to the appointment and get your results then. Maybe they need to talk to you about something else, not HIV.
    Sorry to hear that you are in this stressful situation. None of us is psychic, so the only way to find out, unfortunately, is to wait until you actually go to the appointment and get your results then. Maybe they need to talk to you about something else, not HIV.
    9 answers · STDs · 4 weeks ago
  • When you go poop, can straining give you colon cancer?

    There's a lot of things about cancer that doctors and scientists still don't know. I certainly don't know the answer. This straining that you talk about could mean the person is not drinking enough fluids. I don't have medical training, but I've read some articles that suggest a healthy lifestyle, good diet, plenty of fluids,... show more
    There's a lot of things about cancer that doctors and scientists still don't know. I certainly don't know the answer. This straining that you talk about could mean the person is not drinking enough fluids. I don't have medical training, but I've read some articles that suggest a healthy lifestyle, good diet, plenty of fluids, exercise, might reduce YOUR RISK OF SOME cancers.
    10 answers · Mental Health · 4 weeks ago
  • What are the chances of a two year old girl with bone cancer (not advanced) to survive? Only been diagnosed for about a week.?

    You are probably very worried about this, however, cancer, or bone cancer is not just one disease. There are many possibilities. And 'not advanced' is a very general thing to say. For example, a woman with ovarian cancer could be stage 1, stage 2, stage 3 or stage 4. She could have adenocarcinoma. She could have clear cell carcinoma, or... show more
    You are probably very worried about this, however, cancer, or bone cancer is not just one disease. There are many possibilities. And 'not advanced' is a very general thing to say. For example, a woman with ovarian cancer could be stage 1, stage 2, stage 3 or stage 4. She could have adenocarcinoma. She could have clear cell carcinoma, or various other types of cancer. So yes, you will need to hear what the doctor has to say.
    8 answers · Cancer · 4 weeks ago
  • Britons: Why do you think that there is no more true deference to our royal betters?

    When you say "betters" do you mean people who place bets on what the royal baby's name will be? Or do you believe that the royals are better people than the rest of us? As a Canadian secular humanist and atheist, let me assure you that royals are just ordinary people. I think of people as being 'children of Earth' or... show more
    When you say "betters" do you mean people who place bets on what the royal baby's name will be? Or do you believe that the royals are better people than the rest of us? As a Canadian secular humanist and atheist, let me assure you that royals are just ordinary people. I think of people as being 'children of Earth' or 'children of Mother Earth,' if you like the sound of that. Imagine that you need open heart surgery, and you discover that the surgeon who is about to operate on you got the job of surgeon because his great, great grandfather was a surgeon? That doesn't seem like a good way to award someone a job!
    12 answers · Royalty · 4 weeks ago
  • A question about English grammar?

    Sentence 1 and 2 have the same meaning. Sentence 2 ends with a preposition and it's supposedly not good to end a sentence with a preposition. In a conversation though, it's not really a bad thing to end with a preposition.
    Sentence 1 and 2 have the same meaning. Sentence 2 ends with a preposition and it's supposedly not good to end a sentence with a preposition. In a conversation though, it's not really a bad thing to end with a preposition.
    7 answers · Languages · 4 weeks ago
  • Is atheism a denial of the existence of a God?

    Yes, it's a denial of a god and denial of all gods.
    Yes, it's a denial of a god and denial of all gods.
    95 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Do atheists realize that they're breathing in Gods air, in Gods earth, and eating Gods food?

    Atheists are absolutely not breathing in god's air and all that god stuff. Gods don't exist. All gods were invented by humans. Theists are not breathing god's air, either.
    Atheists are absolutely not breathing in god's air and all that god stuff. Gods don't exist. All gods were invented by humans. Theists are not breathing god's air, either.
    88 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago