LOL, my little queen is a she! And you are right about the Vets; they have been magnificent with their care for her, once she was bitten by the brown snake she had a few issues with infections etc but got through all of that. Now we have old age to contend with.... she is 13 ... You know, you are so right about faithful companionship and we do adore each other, I know how I feel and she shows me how she feels. At the end of each day I rush home from work to be with her, and even now, it is after 2:00am and she is laying next to me, not wanting to miss out on anything.puggy is a she I see ! vets are doctors with more knowledge than the big pharmaceutical company, "bought and paid"for quacks but nothing beats true love for healing! To me this is verifiable proof of "faith healing". You obviously have true love for "puggy" and puggy has true love for you which translates to faithful companionship , never an ultimatum for retaining this faith in each other, just visible unabashed love .....
Faith is not demanded it is earned respectively . I cannot have faith in a book threatening hellfire and damnation if not conforming to it,no love there, just torture and judgment..
with a lots of murder and genocide
Faith is a different emotion than love; but both can be so grand that they are overwhelming. I can understand your feelings about murder and genocide being written in the Bible; I read the headlines each day on MSN and watch the news each day; the newspapers of today could make for horrific reading in a couple of thousand years.
We have not learned anything and in fact, appear to be getting worse in our intolerance for others and our lack of empathy and care for those that have less than nothing. Some of the saddest words I have written in the Bible are those where GOD tells us that HE repented making man(kind) due to the continual evil in their thoughts. Each day I hear what is going on around the world from kids killing each other at school to suicide bombers blowing themselves up and innocent lives are taken for the impact these killings make.
They are raping the elderly and robbing them in the streets and in their homes, we let children starve and pay fortunes to others; we stuff up the judicial system continually and our governments dupe the people. Religions are businesses and Churches have let down the people.
My Heart goes out continually to GOD for having to witness these continuing atrocities, but I also know that one day, these things will come to an end and sanity will be brought to earth.
And in the meantime, Crucified Guy, we have our animals to love and to cherish, and for this I also thank GOD; :)