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1 Destro  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 8:49:02am

Clearly, this doctor’s judgment is affected by his religion and not science.

This is one reason of many I refuse to go to a doctor who believes in any religion or any sort of god magical belief system.

I actually screen my personal doctors for belief (luckily there are atheist referral services).

2 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 8:57:54am

re: #1 Destro

When I attended a fundie evangelical church for a while, one of the more prominent lay ministers was a local cardiologist. He would frequently say he was never sure if he was doing the right thing by trying to help his patients; wouldn’t it just be better to let them die so they could meet Jesus? What really spooked me is that he’s on the staff of the local hospital.

What I learned from my experience at that church is that fundies can be nice people, but their beliefs can kill you. Strangely, I never met one who was willing to personally forgo medical treatment so they could go meet Jesus.

3 Destro  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 9:14:01am

re: #2 Skip Intro

I did a check - I called Dr. Ben Carson a religious person as a guess.

So I checked online and my hunch was right. He is a Seventh-day Adventist.

patheos.com

I’m talking about Dr. Ben Carson, who is usually, in media reports, described as the “trailblazing black neurosurgeon” at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also well known as an author, of course.

The most recent Baltimore Sun story about the good doctor is not, repeat, is NOT, haunted by a religion ghost. In fact, the story does a pretty good job of noting that his Seventh-day Adventist faith is a crucial part of what makes him tick — even if the references settles for the usual “devout” label without providing any material that demonstrates that fact, as opposed to simply proclaiming it.

And as a cultist of the Seventh-day Adventist cult he follows their doctrine blindly:

adventist.org

The Bible makes no accommodation for homosexual activity or relationships. Sexual acts outside the circle of a heterosexual marriage are forbidden (Lev 18:5-23, 26; Lev 20:721; Rom 1:2427; 1 Cor 6:911). Jesus Christ reaffirmed the divine creation intent: “‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?” So they are no longer two, but one’” (Matt 19:46, NIV). For these reasons Seventh-day Adventists are opposed to homosexual practices and relationships.

4 Local Media Monitor  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 9:35:09am

There’s a certain predictability in the equation concerning the latest heroes of the right wing talk show hosts/Tea Party and the amount of time before that hero self-destructs like Dr. Carson just did. At this point there’s almost no one left—Ted Cruz is still standing, I suppose, if he can sweep his CPAC Sharia comments under the rug and avoid becoming the next Allen West.

5 Kronocide  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:35:06am

Carson didn’t self destruct, he’s always been intellectually facile and morally repugnant. The mask merely fell off for a moment.

6 thecommodore  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 12:15:56pm

Dr. Carson will be stepping down as commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins as a result of this outbreak of honesty gaffe, and shatters irony meters everywhere when he calls for civility:

livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com

“My goal is to help move our country in the right direction. My goal is to get people to be able to have discussions about things about which they disagree in a civil way, not call each other names and get into all kinds of infantile type of discussions,” Carson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “We don’t need to do that. We have so many pressing problems in our country and at some point we’re going to have to tone down the rhetoric and just move toward solutions to the multitudinous problems or we’re going to go right down the tubes just like every other pinnacle nation that has done many of the same things we’re doing. We need to talk about these things.”

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Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, on Tuesday called hetero-sexual marriage “a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.”

Students at Johns Hopkins have since circulated a petition to replace Carson, who’s retiring this year, as the university’s commencement speaker. He told Mitchell that he’s willing to honor those students’ wishes.

7 Tiny alien kittens are watching you  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 12:40:49pm

GOP 2.0 same as GOP 1.0 only with a pretense of inclusiveness.

8 Destro  Fri, Mar 29, 2013 1:44:43pm

re: #7 Tiny alien kittens are watching you

GOP 2.0 same as GOP 1.0 only with a pretense of inclusiveness.

GOP 2.0 just gets their few black supporters to say the same nutty stuff now.

9 SoSoU  Sun, Mar 31, 2013 12:04:36am

People are overly sensitive and taken this way out of context if not deliberately doing so only to slam a valid point of view. The man clearly was stating that no groups should redefine the definition of “marriage” since it has been an established pillar of society over thousands of years. Be it for the convenience of any one group. Shall we call cats dogs for some because a few want it. Nonsense hype over nothing.

10 klys  Sun, Mar 31, 2013 12:07:38am

re: #9 SoSoU

People are overly sensitive and taken this way out of context if not deliberately doing so only to slam a valid point of view. The man clearly was stating that no groups should redefine the definition of “marriage” since it has been an established pillar of society over thousands of years. Be it for the convenience of any one group. Shall we call cats dogs for some because a few want it. Nonsense hype over nothing.

How many goats is a good wife worth?


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