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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Idea (judgment) #2 A Souleopathic Medical Dictionary


Souleopathic Medicine “The art of diagnosing and treating the ailments of the soul” – or – "For those precious moments when your faith is tried" – or – (insert a better definition here).

This blog would need to be a team effort with contributions from those experienced in the practice of souleopathic medicine. The first entry might have a title such as “LOU (lost and undone) Syndrome”. A typical entry might read as follows:

PREACHERS DISEASE

At risk – So named because the disease is readily perceived when contracted by those in the public eye such as ministers, however any devoted, loving believer is at risk. It is estimated (by me) that the disease in some way will touch every believer at least once in his or her lifetime.

Indications/symptoms – The patient may suffer from one or more cycles of anxiety, depression, remorse, fear, hurt and anger resulting in loss of sleep and/or appetite. Patients may exhibit a lack of patience, tolerance, understanding and faith. Left untreated the disease can result in loss of fellowship with God, family, and brethren.

Diagnosis – It is often difficult to diagnose the disease due to the fact it is usually triggered by valid concerns born out of love. This will often mask the symptoms and the disease can only be diagnosed by a thorough self-examination. Those who suspect they may have fallen victim to the disease should consider if they have assumed responsibilities that were never placed on them by God. The patient may consider the counsel of many before accepting any diagnosis.

Treatment - At onset the disease can be easily treated by accepting ones own responsibilities and trusting God in all other matters. If you suspect that someone you love may have contracted the disease a kind word of encouragement may be all that is necessary to prevent further infection. In the advanced stages of the disease direct confrontation with the patient may be required, reminding them that they have no right to assume responsibility for the things of God nor to impose their beliefs, attitudes and opinions on anyone.

Preventative Measures – Regular self-checks followed by faith building works coupled with prayer and fellowship will usually prevent the disease or catch it at onset.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I think the really important thing is that you come up with a medicine to sell so that you can make an obscene amount of money ;)

5/10/2005 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger pecheur said...

Where is the 1800 number?

5/10/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

dangit Matt you keep trying to force my hand! I'm going to get around to that when I've got your total trust! :->

Pech consider it dialed. I think we need someone with an artist eye to make a template selection (interested?) and some more contributors. Maybe we can add google adds to it and count Matt in? ;-) Even though it would use an antidotal (grin) approach I think that might ease the discomfort of discussing some serious and sensitive issues. We can try it a while and see if it’s a blessing to others or not.

5/11/2005 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Pat Ridenour said...

I enjoy that. It seems sometimes that disease comes to even the best of us. God bless those who continue to try amidst the agony.

5/11/2005 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

So true Pat. It’s so easy to switch from sharing a burden with someone to carrying it for them. Thanks for the visit and the comment.

5/12/2005 04:03:00 AM  

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