Quote# 20684

["Why didn't you just come out and say that you'd rather humans die from burst appendixes, operable cancer, and other easily cured conditions that would otherwise be deadly, in order to satisfy your particular view of the Bible?"]

Total strawman.

The truth is that deaths from apendicitus have always been rare, and the surgery cannot be credited with saving a life. 'Operable cancer' is nonsense. Cancer surgery is a big money maker for the surgeon, but is is a bad choice for the patient. Cancer is best cured by natural means, and those means should be guided by prayer, not the PDR. Western medicine is unable to cure anything. Diabetes is a good example; they just get rich pumping them full of dangerous drugs, rather than correcting their diet and using the very effective herbal treatments.

Editor-Surveyor, Free Republic 65 Comments [2/14/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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2/15/2007 12:00:51 AM


Ah, so they systemic shock which nearly killed my stepfather didn't happen because of the ruptured appendix, I see.

I wonder if this guy's god can cure a collection of gunshot wounds.

2/15/2007 12:09:43 AM

Die Mensch-Maschine

Mike > I'd say “Please get appendicitis.”

[edit]Edited for use of french quotes. Are these the right ones?[/edit]

2/15/2007 12:16:17 AM


What are they putting in the water at Free Republic?

2/15/2007 12:55:36 AM

Witty Name Here

\"The truth is that deaths from apendicitus have always been rare\"

If by rare you mean guaranteed unless treated.

2/15/2007 12:58:26 AM


Cancer surgery is a big money maker for the surgeon, but is is a bad choice for the patient.

Please tell this to my great-aunt, who would have been dead a decade ago had we resorted to \"prayer,\" but who instead opted for the surgery and has since gone on to guide another couple hundred five-year-olds through the first grade. Seriously, do tell her. I want to see her smack you upside the head.

2/15/2007 1:04:32 AM

The Jamo

My partner almost died from appendicitis a few years back, you dipshit. An emergency operation saved her life, no thanks to prayer and impotent gods. Your so-called \"truth\" is just another weak attempt at justifying your religion. Go die in a fire, imbecile.

2/15/2007 1:08:56 AM


Nevermind that surgery saved my grandmother and brother-in-law's lives when they were diagnosed with cancer. Nevermind that insulin injections keep my mother-in-law and father alive. Oh, and nevermind that when my grandfather stopped taking his meds for diabetes, he died.

Yeah, forget all that. Clearly, prayer would have fixed them all. *rolls eyes*

2/15/2007 1:35:03 AM

Napoleon the Clown

Has herbalism cured polio? No? Modern medicine has.

And people DO die from appendicitis when it goes untreated. A burst appendix=death.

2/15/2007 1:35:29 AM


This person is dangerous.

2/15/2007 1:36:20 AM


'Operable cancer' is nonsense.

Betty Ford had breast cancer in 1974. It was operated on, and she's still going strong. Read Matthew 3:5-7.

2/15/2007 1:43:41 AM

Man Called True

\"Diabetes is a good example; they just get rich pumping them full of dangerous drugs, rather than correcting their diet and using the very effective herbal treatments.\"

Tell that to my mother, you asshole. And WHAT \"very effective herbal treatments\"? The only thing herbs can do for diabetes is season your fucking dinner!

2/15/2007 2:14:27 AM


Golly gee whiz! Thanks for the heads up!
And to think I was going to waste all that money on doctors and drugs! All I have to do is pay homage to some invisible deity, and my cancer will be gone! I'll take my savings and buy a Hi-Def TV! NO, a CRUISE...

2/15/2007 2:23:31 AM

Old Viking

Well I hope you're satisfied. You've really hurt the feelings of a whole lot of surgeons.

2/15/2007 2:38:51 AM


Your strawman has ruptured its appendix. No need to fight it down.

2/15/2007 3:13:43 AM


More fundie idiots than regular idiots seem to ignore the fact that there are two different types of diabetes, not including gestational. I really wonder what's up with that.

Try giving a Type I herbs. Really. Except don't. I've read that cinnamon helps Type II, but probably not that much. Drugs = better.

2/15/2007 3:21:39 AM


You know, I agree with you one hundred percent! Please just follow your own advice. In fact I insist. Just please fill out these forms I send you with me listed as your beneficiary.

2/15/2007 3:40:03 AM


There'd be something gloriously Darwinian about it if this person died because he/she tried to \"pray\" for a cure to some illness.

2/15/2007 4:23:43 AM

Madame Scarlet

I hope you get testicular cancer and opt to not have the one with the tumor removed.

2/15/2007 4:49:51 AM

The Watcher

Please show us your evidence for prayer healing.

2/15/2007 6:04:32 AM


Lying Conspiracy-Theorist Alert!

2/15/2007 7:13:17 AM


I would have died from a ruptured appendix when I was 7 if not for surgery, you fucknut! On my behalf and on the behalf of my brother's godmother, who lost her son to brain cancer (he was about 5...) I wish you generalized cancer! May it crush your kidneys, forcing you to die poisoned by your own bodily wastes, as it did my grandmother.

2/15/2007 7:39:36 AM


Just fuck the hell off you Luddite.

2/15/2007 7:44:01 AM


Without surgery I would be blind and most probably dead right now, so go and jump off a cliff and pray for your god to put a pillow on the ground for you.

2/15/2007 8:16:22 AM


If you don´t know how to spell appendix, I don´t think that you´re qualified to say the success rate of operations and how many people actually died of that illness. Tell me, who have already been operated.

2/15/2007 12:05:50 PM

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