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Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:05 PM

Nothing in the Bible leads to being anti-vax or anti-mask, so where does that come from?

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/10/theres-nothing-in-bible-about-getting.html

In orthodox, Biblical Christian theology, there's nothing in the Bible that supports not getting a vaccination as a theological or doctrinal prohibition.

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Reply Nothing in the Bible leads to being anti-vax or anti-mask, so where does that come from? (Original post)
lees1975 Oct 2021 OP
Karadeniz Oct 2021 #1
VarryOn Oct 2021 #2
TreasonousBastard Oct 2021 #3
OilemFirchen Oct 2021 #4
Hoyt Oct 2021 #5
stopdiggin Oct 2021 #17
AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2021 #6
RussBLib Oct 2021 #7
PoliticAverse Oct 2021 #8
LonePirate Oct 2021 #9
Midnight Writer Oct 2021 #10
Rebl2 Oct 2021 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #11
Igel Oct 2021 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #16
stopdiggin Oct 2021 #18
Baked Potato Oct 2021 #12
DBoon Oct 2021 #14
stopdiggin Oct 2021 #19
rickyhall Oct 2021 #15
lastlib Oct 2021 #21

Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:10 PM

1. I think there are references to prayer solving health problems.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:10 PM

2. Having read thru the Bible several times, I agree. Nt

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:11 PM

3. Most Christian, Jewish, and even Muslim religious authorities are..

fully in favor of vaccination.

The ones who aren't found their doctrine up their asses.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:14 PM

4. It's in the Book of Don.

Chapter Seven.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:15 PM

5. Don't think it's religion, unless white wingerism is a religion.

 

It’s definitely screwed up.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 03:09 AM

17. in agreement. I think it's a mistake

to search for religious underpinnings here. It's being employed as a fig leaf of sorts - but the motivation and rationale clearly arise from a different source. Starkly different I might add.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:16 PM

6. The believe the vaccine is made of aborted fetuses

More or less…

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:16 PM

7. there are quite a few "preachers" out there these days

and some of them are total wack-jobs. But you know, the flock follows.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:17 PM

8. Someone's imagination?...

From: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+13%3A45-46&version=ESV

Leviticus 13:45-46
“The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:17 PM

9. It's an extension of right wing ideology as evangelicals and Republicans have fused their identities

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:18 PM

10. The same place trickle-down economics comes from. Somebody pulled it out of

thin air.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 08:37 AM

20. That is

what I think too. It’s just something right wing nut jobs made up and pushed.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:22 PM

11. To the best of my knowledge, the ONLY religion

that doesn't buy into modern medicine is Christian Science. A truly nutcase religion. Read God's Perfect Child: Living and dying in the Christian Science Church by Caroline Fraser for a truly eye-opening look. I originally read that book around the time it first came out, and was totally blown away. I recently purchased a new copy, because I really should re-read it.

I'm not sure if it was Fraser, or someone else who said, a while back, that with Christian Scientists, you see them dying of diseases and conditions that otherwise went away a century or more ago.

Fraser also wrote Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder which is perhaps the very best book I have ever read. Before that came out, I had already read every other supposed biography of LIW, and probably every other peripheral book around her. Most of those assumed that her Little House books were essentially straightforward biography, which they are not, as Fraser clearly points out. She goes into the history of the Ingallses, the Quiners (her mother's family), and the Wilder families. What she has to say about daughter Rose is revealing. Daughter Rose was an acolyte of Ayn Rand, and a bit of a nutcase in her own right. And incredible book. Especially for those of you who might, as I did, have grown up reading the Little House Books, it's an invaluable resource.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:57 PM

13. You miss the small groups.

There are hundreds of them.

I know of at least a dozen that reject vaccinations. They allow emergency medicine--Luke was a physician. But that's setting bones, stitching wounds. They reject statins and vaccines.

Why? God heals.

Isa. 53:5. By his wounds we are healed. The snarky comment would be, "Fauci's wounds? Hardly."

Many of these groups--not all, by any means--are also torah-observant. Yes, God hates shrimp. And gay sex. And premarital straight sex. And ... (At the same time, I've seen these groups also reach out and help a the poor and homeless. "Hypocrite" is not a good term for them.)

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 12:04 AM

16. Thank you for that information.

I will say that I think that absolutely NO religious exemptions to vaccines should be allowed.

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 03:14 AM

18. yes. Christian Science is far from alone

(in aversion to certain medical practice/intervention)

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 10:43 PM

12. Blind allegiance to a Party which stands for nothing but $$. Nt

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 11:08 PM

14. vaccines are based on science

Science is based on reason and empirical evidence, which is opposed to belief based on faith and the sacred scripture

Therefore vaccines are heretical

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Response to DBoon (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 03:32 AM

19. but, of course, that also applies to all theory and practice of (modern) medicine

most religions don't hold such extreme anti-empirical, anti-science points of view - at least in current practice and interpretation. Most believers these days don't have any problem with the dichotomy of "God heals - but the dentist fixes cavities -and doctor lances boils."

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 11:21 PM

15. Nothing in there about cannabis prohibition but....

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Oct 9, 2021, 05:27 PM

21. Are your trying to say that Moses wasn't against surgical-steel needles, syringes.....

and messenger-RNA vaccines?? I find that hard to believe!

I firmly believe that the Constitution doesn't allow an Air Force because James Madison was dead-set against folks flyin'...........

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