Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Religious Organizations Wouldn't Insure These Medical Procedures

What, his insurance doesn't cover non faith-based procedures?
I'm sure everyone has heard that Catholic organizations are pushing for the ability to dictate what medical procedures their employees have access to. There are currently bills in both houses to make sure that the religious can dictate their morality to their employees. But let's think about this for a moment. What would the US look like if every faith had an opt out provision for what is covered in their employee health plans?

If you work for an business owned by a Jehovah's Witness, I hope you don't need a blood transfusion.

Jehovah's Witnesses believe blood transfusions are against God's will. Here is Yahweh delivering his opinion on the modern medical procedure to the ancients.
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:  You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Acts 15: 28-29
Really, this is the verse that Jehovah's Witnesses quote when they say that blood transfusions are not allowed.

Jesus Christ, just give me the damn medication! 

I hope your kid doesn't need real medicine.

Let's say that you work for First Century Gospel Church, then be prepared to get the best medicine the first century had to offer. Actually that's a lie. I'm sure the Romans and Greeks had better medical care than what this church would offer to employees. Let's take a look at the tragic death of Kent, a two year-old who died of pneumonia after suffering for two weeks. Kent was obviously ill, but his folks (who worked at the church's "school") prayed and prayed and prayed. They were, after all, only following the Bible. First Century Gospel Church is pretty clear on what it thinks about medicine.
Believing faith in the atonement work of Jesus includes trusting God for healing without medicine, for divine protection without devices, and for daily needs without laid-up money. Acts 3:16 “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him.” When we worship and serve God, He heals us of illness Exodus 23:25.
Psalm 91:9-10 “If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” Our trust is to be on God everyday for everything in life. Matthew 6:19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth... But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” by giving it to charity.

Wow, someday soon you may get the Scientology/Tom Cruise certified health plan! 

Here is Tom "explaining" why no one needs medication simply because he or she has ADHD or is actively psychotic.  

Let's all pray that Scientology's obtains the legal right to keep its employees off such deviltry.

This is Purgatory.


  1. Good stuff. I have to agree with Tom on the ADHD thing though. Not to get conspiratorial but, ADHD, to me, seems like just another artificial means to an end for pharmaceutical companies to push their drugs on us and make record profits. When I was in high school EVERY kid, it seems, was prescribed to drugs. It was a joke. I remember we used to sniff aderal in the back of the cafe'. A lot of those kids grew up to be addicts! These kids are bored, and jittery because they are learning mundane, memorization of useless, sometimes erroneous facts. These kids are actually very creative, if they were able to use their critical thinking skills and were taught how to advance them they could do great things. But instead they are given harmful drugs that hinder their critical thinking skills and creativity, so they can sit still and let the teachers indoctrinate them without any trouble. It is crazy!

  2. Perhaps more Christian Scientists should become doctors. They could refuse to treat any patients (other than to pray for them) claiming it violates their religious beliefs. Their employer couldn't discipline or fire them because that would be "religious persecution". What a perfect scam.


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