It is not uncommon for people to fake something to get what they want or get attention. That this gils seems to have gone a bit far is onlythat, a bit far. I am only surprised she didn't capitalise by making it a miracle recovery and posting it in the forums as 'proof' of kristian miracle that has turned her into a born again liar.
Funny - when someone says they have cancer to get attention and then is found to be lying, all the christians consider what her punishment should be and comment on her morality. When a christian fakes cancer and later does not - all the christians praise it as a miracle !
I think this is what this thread is all about, sanctimonious condemnation of someone so desperate for attention that they go to extremes, by the same list of christians that post sanctimonious threads about how they gave some paltry 20 dollars to someone who needed it and go into spasms of self indulgent self praise. Someone needs to point out that this girl is a victim and also needs support and help not heartless condemnation. You may not understand your own bible where it tells you explicitly to do this?
I see where you're coming from. Here's the thing - Even Christians have faults, no matter how many try to convince you otherwise.
This particular 'bride' committed fraud, which is a crime, and punishment is warranted. Just because this girl/'bride' can also be seen as a victim doesn't mean she should walk away without paying for her crime. The question is, what payment is justified in this case?
If she is a victim, then who isn't? The problem that with labeling users and frauds like her victims is that it excuses their behavior. Her actions are nothing short of theft: she would not received these gifts except for her deceit.
I find it odd, too, that you would find it morally reprehensible for someone to do a good deed like donating $20, while you seem to regard her theft and deceit as proof that she is a victim. What about the people she stole from? What about the fiance and family whom tormented with worry over her condition? Arent they the true victims?
Your values seem upside down. Moreover, your own logic is contradictory: you say that Christians are sanctimonious and morally wrong for condemning what this woman did (though I think that all major religions would find her actions wrong, not just Christians) and yet you engage in the same "sin" that you condemn, by then judging Christians for judging her. If being judgmental is wrong, then start with yourself.
I second this. For one thing, you people don't see the whole picture. You only know the possibly very twisted story that the media presented. For another, how is this any if your business? This hate campaign against someone you don't know is just as sick. My opinion.
For the record, I made my comment as someone who is fighting advanced cancer. That it was unchristian of me, I am only human. Cancer is a serious life threatening issue for some, so is faith. I guess to some nothing is sacred.
Faking a devistating and serious illness like cancer (regardless of form) is not as obvious as faking other illnesses like a cold. What did she do? Did she shave her head and say it was a result of the chemotherapy? In any event, assuming she truly was faking (I'm not a doctor so I can't say she did or she did not indeed fake the disease), she apparently does not realize what cancer (in any form) does to a person and his or her friends and relatives. Hopefully her conscience will convince her of anything wrong she may or may not have done.
I've had a close relative die from cancer and there are no words to express my feelings about someone who'd fake such a serious illness. What it does to body and soul cannot be imagined by someone who hasn't been through the experience. I can just say shame on her, shame...
Oh wow, and she has a kid too? That's terrible. I'm sorry, but without offering some form of proof and just picking out a random doctor in a random hospital ... they need to land her in jail. Make her pay the full expense for her wedding and do community service. There's no reason for that at all.
There was a teenaged couple in Delaware that got married when the bride was told she had terminal cancer. Many vendors and community members made donations so that the bride could have the wedding of her dreams. Unfortunately, the bride did die shortly after the wedding. The really sad part about hearing this current story of a bride who faked having cancer is that vendors and people in the community will be less likely to help couples facing real cancer diagnoses in the future.
That's absolutely shocking, and a real disgrace. To come out with those sorts of lies to your husband, family - and what about her child? I can't help but wonder if the child was told that "mummy was sick."
Echoing many of the above comments, I believe that one way or another she will have to pay all the kindness back whether with jail time, monitary compensation or through the laws of karma.
It's unfortunate and very concerning to hear about. While I do feel badly for the deceived gift givers (and her husband-to-be and family members), I also feel badly for this woman; how is her mental health? what would drive her to choose such actions? and how will she deal with the aftermath of this situation? If she's done this to gain attention or love, has this behavior crossed over into areas of her life? I feel she must apologize or right her wrongs however, I also feel that this is clearly a sign of something deeper that needs to be addressed.
Attention ALL unbelievers, what does God have to do in order to convince you to trust Christ and be saved from the judgment to come?What will convince you to trust God's Son as your saviour? More evidence? Miracles?...