Originally posted by 667joe
Prostate cancer is bad enough. I, however, had benign prostate hyperplasia in mind. The prostate surrounds the tube through which urine must flow. As the prostate enlarges (which is does in a majority of men), it squeezes the tube through which the urine flows making it harder to urinate. The enlarging prostate also pushes on the bladder causing frequen ...[text shortened]... s design clearly flunks! (Evolution explains the situation much better than intelligent design!)
You obviously missed my point entirely. Or you did not miss it but don't believe it could be possible about an intelligent higher priority interruption of the normal flow of human processes.
The details of how bad prostate cancer is don't effect this that much.
Let's take physical DEATH itself. Let's say God should have been more intelligent to allow DEATH to occur to people. It is totally an interruption of the normal flow of life. Or if it is arguable that it is, it is safe to say the majority of human beings don't really WELCOME the prospect of their DEATH coming upon them.
So what's up with this terrible design flaw of physical death in human beings?
Is it possible that it is useful to ALARM us that something even of more importance is wrong ? It could be the greatest possible interruption.
But before this final interruption of that drastic level, there might be lesser interruptions which go off as alarms. These are like the calling cards of the final agent notifying us that the final agent is on the way.
Just suppose in reaction to seeking medical help for prostate cancer, which certainly is not forbidden, a man does an additional thing. Suppose in addition to paying the doctor a visit, he goes to the privacy of his bedroom and prays to God:
" Lord God. Okay. I have this prostate cancer. I don't like it. But Lord God, You have my attention now.
Okay, Lord Jesus...You have my attention. What would you have me to know out of this experience ? Lord Jesus, I ask you that in the next week you simply show me ONE concrete thing you wish me to reap from this experience of having prostate cancer.
Lord Jesus. I stop my busy ignoring of God and turn to give You my attention in this situation today. One specific matter Lord. Just show me ONE specific matter in which You want my cooperation or attention to You. Thankyou Lord Jesus. Amen."