Six die after faith healing... Dec 10, 2011 22:58:02 GMT -5
Post by Wykked Wytch on Dec 10, 2011 22:58:02 GMT -5
I have never really put much stock in the existence of free will. Our will is controlled by a mixture of neurological impulses, instincts, and our environment. The specific environment of these people have caused them to think that getting rid of their HIV medication was a good idea. If you took the exact same person and put them in a different situation where they were not encouraged to think that modern medicine was of teh debbil, the outcome would be very different.
Need I point out again these people were educated westerners who were only in that environment because they put themselves there in the first place? Yeah, I'm sorry but that's simply stupidity.
Need I point out that people don't choose the environment they're born in? And even educated Westerners can sincerely believe in some really stupid shit? Yeah, I'm sorry, but that right there is truly some narrow-minded condescending stupidity.
Meanwhile, in real life, people who willingly go to these churches and listen to them instead of a doctor on the subject of their medication are fucking idiots and will get no sympathy from me. Besides, political lies get me because politicians are the people who're supposed to be running the country in a way that most benefits its citizens. Basically, politics should be grounded in reality. This stuff is religious, and well, considering religion is centred around taking some batshit loony mythology seriously and is anything but grounded in reality. As such, being outraged that religion involves lying is like being outraged that water is wet.
Yeah, fuck those stupid, stupid sheeple who were dumb enough to be products of their environment!
You even just admitted that the motivations for these people were religious, which - surprise! - is a part of the environment of these people.