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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?

post #2 of 4

I was raised Cathiolic, but I too prefer to look more towards mother nature as my guide in life.  Even in all my years of catholic school, I was very interested in science and so creation theory didn't sit with me.  I'm fascinated by things in nature and how all living things learn to adapt and to change.  So I suppose in many ways, my technical reasons for not vaccinating fall under a more philosophical category.  I like to think we've evolved in such a way that sometimes you are able to adapt and overcome - those are positive attributes that are well suited to pass on in the genetic pool.  And unfortunately, some don't make it.  It's sad, and I guess on some level that's where I might turn to my religious upbringing and say 'the big man had other plans', and on another level the scientist in me says survival of the fitest - not all can or will make it and I feel liek that reul applies regardless of vax status.

 

Now if I can give my kid a leg up by not injection questionable chemicals into her body, then I'm all for that. 

post #3 of 4

I am also spiritual but not religious. I feel there has been a benevolent invisible force that's led me to certain information I need, and not just health-related. The longer I live the less I fear things which is nice as I used to be really scared about getting sick especially getting cancer. 

 

 

 

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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.

 

I find it morally questionable too. 

post #4 of 4

I'm with Chicharronita orngbiggrin.gif

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