The definition of "God"
I frequently hear and read interesting discussions on the existence and nature of "God". People frequently reach conclusions and determinations with each other without realizing that their interpretations and understanding for the word "God" is substantially different. These differences in definition result in latent inconsistencies and conflicts in the understandings and conclusions reached.
When I discuss "God", I begin with defining "God" as: "that which brought us into existance". Some religions add to this definition while others accept it with few, if any, modifications. My experience thus far has been that this definition is consistent with all major religions and I am not aware of any that it is inconsistent with.
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- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are one of the largest threats to global health today.
- As we get older, our immune systems age, increasing our risk of life threatening infections. Without reliable antibiotics, life expectancy could decline for the first time in modern history.
- If antibiotics become ineffective, common infections could result in hospitalization or even death. Life-saving interventions like cancer treatments and organ transplantation would become more difficult, more often resulting in death. Routine procedures would become hard to perform.
- Without intervention, resistant pathogens could result in 10 million annual deaths by 2050.
- By taking a multi-faceted approach—inclusive of adherence to good stewardship, surveillance and responsible manufacturing practices, as well as an emphasis on prevention and treatment—companies like Pfizer are fighting to help curb the spread.
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