Let's create a safe place to muse on how our spiritual or religious musing play into our decisions to not vaccinate or be very sel/delayed…..
I am not religious, although I am spiritual….if I had to define myself I would say I am an agnostic theist, with a strong respect (although not blind respect) for mother nature. I look at the sky, how our bodies work, and snowflakes and am awestruck, literally.
I think we are healthiest when we work in conjunction with mother nature. Once again, this is not a blind statement and there are exceptions, but I have a strong respect for mother nature and I believe messing with it without a darn good reason can have consequences (consequences we do not fully understand until the messing has been done…does anyone ever think our messing with things is a little narcissistic??).
I am also bothered by the fact that fetal diploid cels were (are?) used to make vaccines. (Read this for a better explanation than I can give, mainstream source: http://www.immunizationinfo.org/issues/vaccine-components/human-fetal-links-some-vaccines). I am not sure I want to be injecting something into my kids that is derived from a procedure I sometimes find morally questionable. Truthfully, I wish vaccine manufacturers had skipped using human diploid cells, although it is not a strong reason I am non-vax. It probably would not stop me from using the vaccine if I saw a great need - but it is still a soft tick in the con box for me wrt vaccines.
Without question, my biggest reasons for not vaxxing is that I am unconvinced by the research I have seen. I am, however, a whole person, and my spiritual and philosophical beliefs do play into things.
So…what are your thoughts?