Boy Allergic To Food

Silas Hager is a 4-year old little boy who has a rare disease. He is has Eosinophilic Esophagitis or EE. The disease causes his esophagus swell when he eats food.  In short Sy is allergic to food.  Link

How do you celebrate a birthday with no cake? Sy's Mom blogs about how they created a fake cake just for him. It's a series of wrapped boxes with little presents inside.  Now that's one ingenious Mom and Dad.

You can check out Sy's blog here: Link

Photo: Silas Hager

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Very touching story about Sy. I had previously never heard of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. As a mom of three children, one who had medical difficulties after birth, I can sympathize with the family. I hope the word continues to get out there about EE.
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Who are you to say what is and isn't the truth?

If you need to learn the difference between anything, it's the difference between fact and opinion. My words, are an opinion. As are yours. I have no way to disprove such a thing exists (In fact it's much harder to prove that something doesn't exist, then it is to prove it), yet you have just as much valid proof to prove it as I do.

You don't know all things.

When did I say that I did? Fact/Opinion again, please read above.

For your sake, let's assume there is, in fact, a being known as God.

I can deal with the hypothetical possibility that gods exist. Can you deal with the hypothetical possibility that they do not?

You find it inconceivable that God, with all his power, couldn't somehow nudge people in the right direction, to assist this family?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

-- Epicurus

This boy can not eat food. If a god that was that caring actually existed, this should not have happened.

You don't think he could put the thoughts in their minds to do so?

No. I do believe in the goodness of people though, the solid proof that regardless of any belief, people are capable of selfless charity. I do question your own morality though. Do you do things of your own free will, or out of fear that you will be judged for your actions? Be good for goodness sake, it's just that easy.

You don't think he maybe perhaps granted them the talent/ability to be able to assist them?

See above.

You don't think he maybe gave this family the courage to keep going?

The idea that a higher power exists is a good coping mechanism for people in dispair, suffering, or living with no hope at all. It's useful to this family, but I am questioning if you yourself really need it.

Leave your religious hatred at the door.

I'll leave my intolerance at the door if you leave your pandering with it.

You don't understand religious people much.

I don't expect myself to. In fact, I expect myself to be wrong a lot. Anyone go goes about thinking they are right about everything is an idiot I'd rather not deal with any ways.

And if those doctors believe in God as well, they would find that to be a heavy compliment and wish it to always be that way.

Oh, so you read minds now? Well, gee golly, I'm glad they are all well and fine about it.
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