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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 11:54 AM

The vaccine mandate religious exemptions are a Proof of Work system

Proof of Work (PoW) describes a system that requires a not-insignificant but feasible amount of effort in order to block frivolous attempts to access something. In this case, that something is an exemption from a vaccine mandate.

Few in America have genuine religious objections. Most objections seem to be partisan in nature, as misguided as that may be. There is also some good old-fashioned apathy at play here. If a PoW system was not in place, a much larger percentage of the population would take the exemption route. This is similar to how coupons at the supermarket work. If you want to shave 5 cents off a loaf of bread, you have to go get a newspaper, find the coupon, cut it out, bring it to the store, and annoy the people in line behind you. You can't just swipe your loyalty card. There's no work involved in that.

So there need to be some roadblocks in place for those who choose this road. Make them work for it. If the roadblocks are high and numerous enough, then we simply won't need the stubborn few who make it over all of them.

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Reply The vaccine mandate religious exemptions are a Proof of Work system (Original post)
Shermann Oct 2021 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #1
Shermann Oct 2021 #2
Polybius Oct 2021 #3
Hortensis Oct 2021 #5
ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #6
LiberalFighter Oct 2021 #4
Hortensis Oct 2021 #7
Ka-Dinh Oy Oct 2021 #8

Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 11:58 AM

1. Exactly which religions object to vaccines?

Oh, that's right. Christian Science. I had no idea there were so many members of that faith. Or so many recent converts to it.

A religious exemption, even for a Christian Scientist, is pure and utter bull shit. There are a tiny, tiny number of people who can't get a vaccine for medical reasons, and that's it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 12:15 PM

2. Are they the ones printing boilerplate exemptions for sale?

That's what we can't have.

State in your own words why you are entitled to an exemption.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 12:19 PM

3. Jehovah's Witnesses is one

Not sure about Scientologists, but maybe them too.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 01:03 PM

5. Not JWs, as it turned out. My half sister was a JW for a while.

She's presumably in the throes of her latest whatever, a few alternative beliefs/woos later, but now and then I still check on what they're up to.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 01:05 PM

6. Several Major Denominations Have Made...

...it public that they won't grant exemptions.
The Catholic church, Southern Baptist, one of the Methodist synods, Seventh Day Adventist, Lutheran & Presbyterian leaders & highly influential Jewish & Islamic leaders. And, those are the religions I've seen reported. I'm sure there's plenty more.
The religious exemption covers a tiny sliver of the population. Almost everyone else claiming such is making it up.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 12:57 PM

4. If they use a religious exemption...

it would mean they don't receive medical services of any type. From a doctor, a hospital, an EMT, or anyone trained to provide medical services.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 01:08 PM

7. Employers serious about it, and many are, have ways to sift

out a lot of those claiming exemptions. Employee files in medical and travel-related fields especially, and the military of course, may include records of prior vaccinations, medical exemptions, and religious affiliation that can be checked. Since all major religions allow vaccination, people claiming adherence to others can be asked to provide religious tracts or documentation of doctrine and/or a statement from a church official. Etc.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 01:43 PM

8. It should be required to point out in the Bible all the places that are against vaccine.

Were there vaccines when the Bible was written? I mean both old and new testament? If they didn't, how did those who wrote the Bible know how to tell people that vaccines should not be taken?

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