Ridiculous religious fanatics

Ridiculous religious fanatics

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Sep 23, 2013
From Chuck Shepherds News of the Weird.

-- Iran's INSA news service reported in January that officials in Shiraz had acquired a finger-amputation machine to perhaps streamline the gruesome punishment often meted out to convicted thieves.(A masked enforcer turns a guillotine-like wheel to slice off the finger in the manner of a rotary saw.) Iran is already known for its reliance on extreme Islamic Sharia, which prescribes amputations, public lashings and death by stoning, and Middle East commentators believe the government will now step up its amputating of fingers, even for the crime of adultery.[Daily Telegraph (London), 1-28-2013]

-- Smiting Skeptics: Measles, despite being highly contagious, was virtually eradicated in America until a small number of skeptics, using now-discredited "research," tied childhood vaccinations with the rise of autism, and now the disease is returning. About half the members of the Eagle Mountain International Church near Dallas have declined to vaccinate their children, and as of late August, at least 20 church members have experienced the disease. The head pastor denied that he preaches against the immunizations (although he did tell NPR, cryptically, "(T)he (medical) facts are facts, but then we know the truth. That always overcomes facts.").[NPR, 9-1-2013]

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 23, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
From Chuck Shepherds News of the Weird.
-- Iran's INSA news service reported in January that officials in Shiraz had acquired a finger-amputation machine to perhaps streamline the gruesome punishment often meted out to convicted thieves.(A masked enforcer turns a guillotine-like wheel to slice off the finger in the manner of a rotary saw.) Iran is already known for its reliance on extreme Islamic Sharia, which prescribes amputations, public lashings and death by stoning, and Middle East commentators believe the government will now step up its amputating of fingers, even for the crime of adultery.[Daily Telegraph (London), 1-28-2013]
-- Smiting Skeptics: Measles, despite being highly contagious, was virtually eradicated in America until a small number of skeptics, using now-discredited "research," tied childhood vaccinations with the rise of autism, and now the disease is returning. About half the members of the Eagle Mountain International Church near Dallas have declined to vaccinate their children, and as of late August, at least 20 church members have experienced the disease. The head pastor denied that he preaches against the immunizations (although he did tell NPR, cryptically, "(T)he (medical) facts are facts, but then we know the truth. That always overcomes facts.").[NPR, 9-1-2013]
Thing is, polio is also unfortunately making a comeback here in America. The same illness that caused a relative of mine to have to walk with TWO canes after she had been infected with it. Someone else I know of has to be in a wheelchair at times due to her brush with it too.
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/healt... The reason for these incidents—and for recent outbreaks of polio—is that the percentage of parents vaccinating their children has fallen, perhaps because some parents see no point in warding off diseases they've never encountered. Religious or new-age beliefs may also factor into the decision: The San Diego outbreak spread in a school where nearly 10 percent of the students had been given personal-belief exemptions from the vaccination requirement.
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http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety... Vaccination is the best protection against 16 major diseases and among the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Getting your child immunized should start when she’s very young, and continue through adolescence.

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