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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Opus 2021-247: The Coming Lack of Medical Care

Daily we hear about some new company or government agency that is requiring people to have the experimental vaccine.  If they don’t then either do not come to work or expect to do business.  At this point it hasn’t touched me because I am retired and in Texas.  I expect the other shoe to drop any day.

I expect that next time I go to see one of my doctors I will be required to have had the jab.  They may be satisfied with a verbal confirmation or they may require proof.  Either way I will not be taken care of.  I don’t plan on deception and I don’t plan on being punctured.  What do we do then?  How do we survive without medical care?  My guess is the same way we would have survived if there were no doctors available.  

I think all of us, even the ones who are losing our respect for the medical profession, have put doctors up on a pedestal.  I know I have.  They are highly trained.  They are experts in their fields.  They are dedicated to the healing arts.  That may have been true at some time but I know it isn’t true today.  Keep in mind that they have been trained at schools that are constantly lowering the entrance requirements in order to meet some politically correct quota.  They blithely process data from the CDC that makes no sense and set policy based on propaganda rather than science.  

Let me give a word of encouragement on your daily medical needs.  I believe we have given doctors credit that they do not deserve.  Imagine a scenario.  You have come down with something.  After a few days you go see a doctor and after doing the basics they prescribe an antibiotic.  The prescription is based on a hail Mary guess based on what they have read about “there’s a lot of that going around.”  The antibiotic is probably a broad spectrum germ killer that will take out almost anything from toe fungus to head lice.  You are told to take it the entire week.  After a few days you start feeling better and eventually go back to work.  How would this have been different if you had no health insurance and simply ate Lipton noodle soup, drank lots of water and got a lot of sleep?  My guess is the pattern would have been just the same except for the time wasted at the doctor and pharmacy.  I make that guess because that is the way I was raised, without insurance.  

I will accept if you have a ruptured appendix or a heart attack they are still needed.  At my age it is possible that I will come down with some elderly condition that knocks me off at 80 instead of 81, but I think the chances are in my corner.

Add to that a healthy dose of Providence and guardian angels and just get on with life.  Now when they take my library card away that will be different so I am already planning work-arounds.  

homo unius libri

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