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Old 04-29-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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In light of an increasing number of measles outbreaks in 22 States and counting, some State governments are calling for laws that would eliminate immunization exemptions based on whether or not it violated any given religious teaching/practice.

This would likely have a positive effect on containing/preventing the spread of the virus, particularly if the child/young person immunized is attending school, etc. But, of course, would have implications regarding freedom of Religion in that it would force a given practitioner to go against the practices of their religion, if indeed those practices called for no immunizations.

Thoughts...?
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:15 PM
 
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"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."

~Albert Einstein
No immunizations are required to practice their religion or life.

Only to attend public school with other secular children in our secular nation that gives religion so many special rights and privileges but not so for atheist clubs that would choose to make such a dumb and uninformed choice of denying science and statistically tested vaccinations.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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Not my religion.
My religion tells me to eat healthy, eat in moderation, and take care of my health. And if I get sick or there is a chance of getting sick then I should go see a doctor and/or take preventive medicine.
It also tells me to avoid wasting food and resources.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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None of the major world religions opposes immunizations. Some sub-groups of some religions do have a stance against them.
https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness...s-and-religion
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 AM
 
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Not my religion.
My religion tells me to eat healthy, eat in moderation, and take care of my health. And if I get sick or there is a chance of getting sick then I should go see a doctor and/or take preventive medicine.
It also tells me to avoid wasting food and resources.
Then your religion is science and humanism. Same as atheists. You just give Godfaith the credit.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
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Then your religion is science and humanism. Same as atheists. You just give Godfaith the credit.
A monotheist type of sciencism and humanism. Rather than their alternatives: anti-science and anti-humanism.
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 AM
 
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None of the major world religions opposes immunizations. Some sub-groups of some religions do have a stance against them.
https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness...s-and-religion
Katarina is right. Non mainstream faith opposes immunizations and the groups that do are bastardizing their beliefs.
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Old Yesterday, 12:57 PM
 
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Notwithstanding the clarifying statements that no major religions oppose immunization.....

I assume one reason for the question in the OP is the observation that approximately half of the current cases (the largest outbreak since measles was declared erradicated) have occurred in Orthodox Jewish communities in NYC.... where there are large concentrations of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children. I would not presume to speak to their beliefs, but my understanding is that this may have little to do with religious beliefs per se... and more to do with a group vulnerability to misinformation.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...unity-vaccines

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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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This would likely have a positive effect on containing/preventing the spread of the virus, particularly if the child/young person immunized is attending school, etc. But, of course, would have implications regarding freedom of Religion in that it would force a given practitioner to go against the practices of their religion, if indeed those practices called for no immunizations.

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I wouldn't see any doctor who said that vaccines went against their religion.

More and more Christian religions are saying that vaccines come from "the devil." Do you want a doctor who has those beliefs? I don't.
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM
 
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I wouldn't see any doctor who said that vaccines went against their religion.

More and more Christian religions are saying that vaccines come from "the devil."
Do you not think there were measles virus in the Garden of Eden?..........and the Ark
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