Originally Posted by teacozy
Someone linked this to me a couple weeks ago and thought I would share. I see a lot of these arguments being made by some members here in regards to vaccines and other science based medical treatment. It's written by Harriet Hall of ScienceBasedMedicine.
What do you guys think of it?
Well, right off the bat I didn't get past the first paragraph, as it was bigoted towards a belief in God. So, what I think of it is that it is more God hate speech.
In general, I have nothing bad to say about physicians. I think it is a very false argument to peddle that people who CHOOSE to avoid doctors unless necessary, and utilize natural methods of healing BEFORE using chemical drugs (which our nation is completely dependent upon, at a skyrocketing cost to health care and quality of life, I might add) "hate doctors".
I love doctors and the gift they have for healing. My OB is one of my closest friends, and my MOST trusted provider. He just helped me, in a partnership, walk through a twin pregnancy and delivery and have an outcome most women pregnant with twins wouldn't believe.
I have had wonderful medical care, and I've had medical care that almost killed me. Really, I'm in a book for my story of making it through
The difference? Education and understanding of health and how the body works. When I was young, I had no problem doing exactly as told with the expectation that doctors never fail, always have my best interests at heart, and would never be too proud to say they don't know or that something non-medical may be beneficial.
When I stopped allowing myself to be treated like an ignorant and naive little girl, because I no longer behaved like one, I found doctors with whom I could PARTNER with.
I also utilize natural practitioners, and my children and my family have extremely rare use for a medical doctor. When we do, we will go, be thankful and be blessed by skilled practitioners of medicine who don't dismiss our input.
So, the article is crap-hate speech and likely full of the usual false assumptions about those who prefer to not go to a doctor for every question, and test and drug available for every ailment.