No self respecting medical man (unless desirously deranged by goddidit and madly effected by religious hallucination) would pose such a leading and obviously BS question as frog to man. The very idea shows the ignorance of the doctor you are hyping.<quoted text>
I have an acquaintance Dr that has a clinic with 100 or so other doctors and many more support staff. 20 years ago they were seeing hundreds of teens and a minor # of suicides, then it jumped, and jumped again to 1/month. They went back and started a more in-depth questioning of their patients. Self-worth was over the top poor, further questioning, "star stuff" and Sagan supported in the class by frog to man Godless evolution was a big factor. They felt their net worth was near zero because "science" was telling them their existence is near meaningless so live life now like there is no tommorrow. So you have a percentage of kids with low esteem, other damage in the family, abuse, divorce for 2 generations now and maybe not athletic, not in the "in" crowd, watching garbage and further damaging their God given compassionate lobe, and the end result is not only suicide, but murder/suicide. This Dr jumped into the fray. If this Earth is young, as I feel it is as the Ten Commandments teach ("in six days"), and heaven is a reachable goal, you see life becomes more vibrant, finite, worth living and serving mankind for.
I have spent time in Sweden, and have found as you said, but also an underlying sense of apathy and a hopelessness to get anywhere. Divorce rate is high, childbirth low and they seem to be tredding water. They often plied me with hopeful questions of how life was in the US all the time. They seemed stuck. My thoughts back to you, thanks.
FYI, I know and associate with several doctors, Last night I showed your post to a couple of them and they were horrified. Not only with the subject of the questions but the medical ethics of posing such a bigoted questionnaire would see your acquaintance struck off from practice here in the UK.
I have been to the US (several times) and the problems there are reflections of the problems in Sweden, France, the UK and most elsewhere. They are problems of society, unemployment etc that people with much more intelligence and resources than you have attempted to fix but failed. Goddidit by magic is not a magic bullet, it is just a sugar coating that deceives those who want to be deceived, the problems still exist whether you go to church or not.
I do assume however that your doctor acquaintance practices in the babble belt or some other highly religious area of the US. This of course could account for the limited nature of his intellect and the preponderance of depression in his pupils/patents.
Personally I am perfectly content that I know where I came from, that I was once a tiny part of a star (or stars) and what will happen to my dust in millions/billion of years hence. Most of the people I know feel the same way. The very thought of “d’oh we don’t know and don’t understand so must believe a mythical entity did it with magic” is really quite depressing and fit only for the deliberately ignorant.
You are welcome to the faith healing of your doctor acquaintance, me I’ll stick with ethical practice and real scientific medicine.