The two American Ebola victims who were flown back to Emory University hospital to be treated with an experimental serum for that disease have recovered. That’s very good news. Unfortunately, one of them — a doctor, no less — is saying that God cured him.
Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
Brantly, 33, called his recovery “a miraculous day.”
“I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and reunited with my family,” he said.
He also told a news conference at Emory Hospital that “God saved my life.”…
Brantly said that when Writebol left the hospital on Tuesday, she asked him to speak on her behalf to the public and express gratitude for prayers on her behalf.
“When she walked out of the room, all she could say was ‘To God be the glory,’” Brantly recalled. “Nancy and (her husband) David are now spending some much needed time together.”
They like to pretend that this kind of statement expresses humility, but it actually expresses the opposite. It means that God saw fit to save you specifically while saying “screw you” to all the other people who have died. It’s an insult to those dead people to say that God didn’t give a shit about them but loved you so much he had to intervene. And it’s an insult to the doctors and nurses and researchers whose actions actually did save your life.