Religion Vs Medicine
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:16 PM
I am curious to get others opinions on this, as well as the beliefs of the various religious groups represented here. I realize this is a hot topic, especially since children are involved, but I am sure we are all mature enough to discuss this without flying off the deep end.
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:18 PM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Albert Einstein
I've been hit by mrsspookypants
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:24 PM
Genesis 9:4: "But flesh (meat) with...blood...ye shall not eat"
Leviticus 17:12-14: "...No soul of you shall eat blood...whosoever eateth it shall be cut off"
Acts 15:29 "That ye abstain...from blood..."
If I am not mistaken, they believe that any form of taking in blood, including transfusions, is against the rules.
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:31 PM
Just my opinion.
Posted 01 July 2004 - 08:46 PM
Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:25 PM
Moral: God has given us everything, but if we choose NOT TO use them effectively, we are doomed! afterall DON'T BLAME GOD! Leave Him alone!
same with this thought too Justa. Medicinal breakthru's were a help from God, if we choose not to use it properly, then don;t CRY FOUL! I agree totally that prayer is the BEST form of medicine available, but prayer has to be WITHOUT DOUBT! How many of us have absolute belief afterall? We even doubt our OWN SELF's these days!
Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:26 PM
I agree with Masq on this one, that God DOES provide, but it's not always in the form of some spectacular "miracle". I certainly couldn't be a doctor, no matter how much schooling I had, and this is because I'm simply not MEANT to be a doctor. God provides these people for that specific reason. I always have to shake my head in sadness and, I'll admit, pity, when I hear about people who refuse medical treatments based on their religion. It's quite scary, especially for kids who can't make these decisions for themselves.
Posted 02 July 2004 - 04:31 AM
Too funny. At least you took the time to tell the story completely. lol.
Posted 02 July 2004 - 04:36 AM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:06 AM
I still have a problem with using the "Prayer without doubt" as a way of saying, "ok, you didn't get better, you must not have believed as much as you should have". I do agree that you should have total faith, but to say that if you have doubt it won't work, is almost accusational to the person who is praying. Maybe they do have complete faith, but there is just nothing that can be done.
Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:34 PM
Whenever a family member needs to see a doctor, they receive a priesthood blessing. This prayer is often worded to the effect that the doctor's thoughts and hand would be directed and that the person's body would react well to the treatment.
In emergencies, two blessings are given. The first is that the person will live long enough to receive proper treatment. The second is a normal blessing.
90% of blessings give the condition "if it is the Lord's will."
In one blessing, I promised a guy that his suffering would be short. He fell asleep then half an hour or so later expired, a smile on his face.
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 02 July 2004 - 04:20 PM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 12:11 PM
do you really believe that the people involve who didn't take their children to hospital are living a fulfilling, happy existance now? somehow, i think not!
For me, that's religion gone mad !
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