b50m, the thread started out with a request for wishes, yes, but with the comment that wasn't very much in spirit with the topic. Then the comment after it didn't help, and then it went downhill from there. Does anyone see that comments about "the atheists" (just keep things going and don't even make sense since it's just a generalization? That comments about how effective prayer is just keep it all going? This came from comments on all "sides", when all "sides" I would think just want to help the child. Geez. How about instead of them and us mentality we all join together with no snarky comments on any "sides" to wish the child the best?
We can all rehash who said what, why, and when, but since we can I think agree (from the posts that all say it) why not just say, "K, we got off track a bit" and say we hope the child is getting better???? I can really see how wars keep going for years. One side says something and the other side just has to reply, then the first side has to top that one, and meanwhile the soldiers who got shot while everyone was arguing are bleeding on the ground. Who wins the war then? Will it be "the atheists" or "the Christians", or maybe a third group who comes along to take advantage of the first two groups arguing over who's right? There is snark all over the forum, and it isn't just one group or another.
My kids do the same thing. I want that...no, I want it. bicker bicker and she did it and I didn't and she started it and I am just trying to help her and bicker bicker. We get it solved enough that both are okay, and then one just has to get a little parting shot in. So of course the whole thing starts over until they lose what they were fighting over or get in trouble. And we wonder why our soldiers are still all over the world! It's because someone has to get in a little parting zing....but they are kids and they are learning how to negotiate and treat others with respect, so I expect it from them.
So how is the child now? Are there any updates by any chance? I really would like to know how he's doing?