Christians and drugs?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by madame_zora, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. madame_zora

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    Why would Christians care about drugs companies' profits? That's right- profits, not prophets!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?p...2&notFound=true



    Oh those zany TVC members, what a laugh riot. We wouldn't want to protect old people from dying instead of drug companies from losing money, now would we?

    Now, I realise that many who support the republican party would not support a ban on importing drugs, but you really need to know what your party is DOING, whether you personally support it or not. Perhaps then you can begin to grasp why others don't like republicans very much.
     
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    Make no mistake madame_zora. These christian lobbying groups are being funded by the drug industry. So are the members of congress who vote their adjenda. Congress allows us to export drugs to Canada that have been declared safe for human consumption by the FDA, then votes to prevent their importation back into the country because they may not be safe for human consumption. It makes about as much sense as forcing medical researchers to flush human eggs that have been artificially fertilized in a petri dish down the toilet rather than letting medical researchers use them to perform stem-cell research that can save human life and suffering. I hope I can log off and go to sleep tonight. This stuff really gets me riled up. :excl:
     
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    Krueger: They were against the importing of Canada's drugs because they have RU-486 aka the abortion pill, and they don't want it readily available in the US.
     
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    I'm shocked. This sort of thing has never happened before. I'm even more shocked to see the ever-honest, ever-moral Tom DeLay linked to the story.
     
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    Well, that's true, but RU-486 is not the only drug being banned from import, it's everything! In typical fashion, the religious leaders are only TALKING about the one they don't like to justify the general ban on importing drugs, the truth is the kickbacks from drug companies are funding their campaigns. Gives a new meaning to "fundies".
     
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    religion is their gateway drug.
     
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    Yeah, well, RU-486 is also used by rape victims. As is PEP. So of course they don't like them.
     
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    This is how it is done. An organization with a nice title it set up by the drug companies and sends out some good sounding stuff to some churches. It can include such things as get rid of porn in elementary schools and the like. Well in this case 43,00 "churches" fell for it and send some money in as they agreed with the agenda as presented to them.

    Then the organization, Traditional Values Coalition, then sends out all these mass mail outs, all funded by the drug companies. The drug companies pay for all of this of course.

    And enough suckers will contact send in the form, or the form will say unless you contact us we are going the generate in your name this petition.

    It may be legal. It is not moral, ethical, nor honest. But then when did the drug compnies care about morality? If they are willing to let innocent people die when that have a medication available that could save lives of millions if they could afford it, then morality is no where near the top of their agenda. Profits are in first place, second place and so on.
     
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    And that means that we are paying for it.

    It scares me to see businesses take such easy advantage of the anger and fear in our churches this way. Exactly the way that Mel Gibson movie was marketed and our president was elected.

    At the risk of making them even better at selling an agenda with which I disagree, I'd suggest that these churches need to wise up and become more savvy to how they are being used.
     
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    See, this is my contention. Many of these people are not interested in deciphering affairs of state. They live their lives, pray to God, fulfill their duties as parents and neighbors. They don't want to spend thier lives (like me) questioning every morsel of information they hear. They don't want the government to be a bad guy, they don't want to be forced into having to choose bad or worse, they just want to live. This is neither horrible nor hard to understand. The very nature of "faith" is that you find it acceptable to believe fervently something that cannot be proven, so what better group of people to feed false information to if one were truly ungodly?

    The facts remain, our government has done this, advertisers have done it, now the drug companies are getting into the act. Why? Because most Americans are in fact religious in one form or another. It's so easy to tap in our will to do good that we will swallow almost anything. We never feel quite as happy as we do when we believe we are doing what is good and right. It's shameful that our leaders would take advantage of this will in us for their own monetary advantages, but it is what it is. You can choose to ignore it if it makes you too uncomfortable, and you'll be in good company- but you can't by your own will make it untrue.
     
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