I'll recreate it here for those who cannot/will not read over there.
For those of you that want the medical history:MondoAthiest wrote: Ask a dying Atheist anything.
Updated: (ooo pretty colors) Charging my camera now. Lets hope I can remember how to upload video to my computer now.
Hello, I'm Atheist and I'm dying of Heart Disease. I was born with this disease. I believe it is titled CHD(Cogential Heart Disease/Defect). It's nothing new, out of all the defects one could have this is supposedly the most likely. I've had over 6(six) Major Heart Surgeries in my life, most of which were Fontan surgeries, and all of which I didn't enjoy. It's been over a decade since my last surgery and there isn't much else they can do. As I've aged things escalated, and well I'm dying.
Feel free to skip this part until...
After seeing Art Buchwald's Self-Obituary on NYTimes: "The Last Word," I thought, that's a pretty good idea. And my first idea was to make a video for my mother to watch after I died. Not like one of those; "Give 'so and so' my autographed picture of Ertha Kit in Batman" type of video wills. InsteadI'd say things to her about me being an Atheist is okay and my death was random. And hopefully in the future science and great minds can stop this and others won't have to die. But I haven't always been this confident.
When I was younger, I had believed there was no God, It just didn't make sense to me. I understood religion,I understood Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, etc. But I just didn't believe it was real. It felt like Santa Claus to me, which I always tried to believe was real also. I always wanted to believe both Jesus and God existed, and I assumed I was broken for not understanding. My sister taught Catholic School, my Step-Father constantly talked about God around the house, and I attended church. But none of it stuck, I was doomed.
Shortly after my 5th(8 years old) surgery, I spoke with an older man at Sanford University Hospital. My mother had told me this man had a heart attack and he may not make it so we should pray for him. So after we prayed I had a chance to speak with him, and I asked him if he believed in God. He replied; "Do you know what an Atheist is?" I softly replied; "Yeah, I think so." And he said; "Well, that's what I am." I respond; "Yeah, I think I am too." and he told me if I had any questions that I could always ask him. And I did for the next few days until he was moved and I was told died a short while after.
This man was the first Atheist I actually really knew, and talking to him and asking him questions before he died really helped me, when everyone else just offered me more reasons to doubt myself. After losing my older friend I stayed a closest Atheist for quite some time, and now that I'm a bit older and such I'm more opened out it.
And I figured since this person had helped me, that maybe I could somehow help or entertain others. So I came up with an idea where people could ask me, a stupid 22yr old dying atheist some questions. I'm no authority on any subject, I'm just some stupid guy who listens to a lot of Skeptical Radio,Penn Radio,Infidelguy,Dawkins, and maybe watches too much Columbo and Perry Mason.
And if there are any questions which I can answer, I will probably do on Video, or on here. I've been thinking of creating my own vblog, or whatever they call it. My only real problem is, why would anyone care what I have to say? I know I found help from a dying atheist, but I was just a scared kid, why would any of you care? Maybe some of you can help me think of better ways to produce/conjure this.
-- Mondo A Out
P.S - I deeply apologize if this type of trash shouldn't be posted here, please delete it if so. I just wasn't sure where to post this, or if I even should. I've had reserves about this for a while, but always wanted to do something slightly meaningful in my life. And hopefully this could be it.
This passes my sniff test. If there is a doc in the house, or even House, I'd be willing to be listen to any enlightenment provided.I have one of the transcripts, or whatever they're titled in front of me. It's one of the earliest one's I could find. I was 2yrs old when they did this surgery in 1986 at University of Minnesota, and here is some of the stuff it says.
"He was born with Complex Cyanotic congential heart disease which included transposition of the great arteries, tricuspid valvar atresia, pulmonary valvar atresia,single ventricle and interruption of the inferior vena cava with azygous communication."
I was complaining about having to go to work with a sore throat today!
I think we could help this guy. I don't want to flood him, so if you can read what's already been asked, I would encourage you to do so.
Skeptica: IIRC, Pixy hosts this site, and a few others....any chance he'd consider this guy?
I'm going to cross post this in a few places, and let the guy know I posted here.
My problems have suddenly become meaningless.