Miracles From HeavenDVD - 2016
"The sweet sincerity of Miracles From Heaven makes it hard to dislike."--New York Post.
"Riggen effectively creates a sense of how intimidating hospitals and medical procedures are for a child, often shooting from Anna's perspective. The emphasis on Anna and Christy's experience of these trials is a smart choice."--Los Angeles Times.
"The harrowing medical crisis that drives the family story gives it the nonreligious urgency to preach beyond the choir. So too does Jennifer Garner's down-to-earth lead performance."--Hollywood Reporter.
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Wisdom for all faith:
(Some doctors are idiots)
Well, Mom, I'm the doctor, and that's my diagnosis. So, if you'll excuse me, I have other patients I need to see.
-Excuse me, this is not acid reflux. She's not lactose intolerant. There's something wrong with our little girl.
Mrs. Beam, you need to calm down.
-No, you calm down! You find me another doctor, you run some more tests! I'm not leavin' this hospital
until I know what's wrong with my daughter!
Honey, Anna is not better, and she should be. Now, somebody's sins are preventing the healing. Either yours or Kevin's or maybe even Anna's.
Kevin told me what those ladies said to you, and I... I have to say, I sure wish that I could give everybody a spiritual IQ test before they walk in the door.
Mrs. Beam, I see this every day. And although there is currently no cure for Anna's condition, our treatments are focused on improving quality of life and controlling the pain. There's hope.
A miracle or anomaly as "spontaneous remission":
She's asymptomatic. Both her stomach and her intestines are functioning normally. I mean, all the parts are talking to each other.
-I know that's what's happening medically, but can you tell me how? Can you... Can you explain it?
Maybe when she fell and hit her head, something happened. Her central nervous system has been regenerated. It's like her software's been reset.
-So you're telling me that when this baby girl fell 30 feet, she hit her head just right and it didn't kill her
and it didn't paralyze her and instead it healed her?
People in my profession use the term "spontaneous remission" to explain what can't be explained.
-You're saying she's cured?
There's no cure for Anna's condition.
-But according to everything you're telling me, she's cured.
I can't medically say that.
Wisdom for all faith:
(Not Einstein but from Pascal's Wager per Wiki: It posits that humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or that he does not. Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell))
Well, you could tell me why a loving God would let Annabel suffer the way she has.
- I'm sorry. I don't have an answer for that. Mmm-hmm. But just because she's sick doesn't mean there's not a loving God. Let me tell you, at the lowest points of my life, I've tried it both ways, doing everything I can to connect to God or walking away. And in my experience, one feels a whole lot better than the other.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.” -- Albert Einstein, in Jennifer Garner's closing testimonial.
Except that Albert Einstein never said it, or wrote it. Einstein is one of the founding fathers of the mis-attributed, unsourced, wishful thinking quote, along with Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain. http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/debunking-fake-albert-einstein-quotes/
In re.: the alleged Pascal's Wager quote -- what if you "wager" on the wrong god, or the wrong religion? Whoops! Or if there is no god, and finite gains, like love and truth, are all there is, and your religion has guided you away from them?
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NIH's information page on "Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction" in "Summary":
"This condition can occur in people of any age. Some infants are born with congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and some people develop this condition as adults. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction may be acute, occurring suddenly and lasting a short time, or it may be chronic, or long lasting."
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