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michael_dans

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2009, 06:44:59 PM »
It is written in almost all the religious books that if the person is ill then he/she should always take medicines and cure the disease as soon as possible. It should not be like that for just relying on some faith and putting one's life in danger.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 05:41:10 AM »
I don't believe that faith should prevent from seeking professional medical help. The simplest argument is that if God did not want doctors and other medical personnel to exist, they simply would not. Being healthy is our birthright and seeking medical help is as well. Fanatic beliefs about not going to the doctor is completely ridiculous in my opinion as if these people really knew God, they would also know that It does not wish anyone to suffer.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 05:50:14 PM »
Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?

In response to that question , No I do not think that ones faith should interfere with getting treatment from the doctor. The doctor is a tool that god uses to make people better .

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2009, 04:39:10 AM »
Yesterday I have read an article about Needs Theory by Abraham Maslow according to which, most of the common diseases arises due to lack of faith and negative thoughts. I think faith plays a crucial role in our life to reflect our physiological condition.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2009, 10:29:58 AM »
Abraham Maslow was a psychologist with no medical or nutritional experience. to say that the application of phychological practices will cure any disease at all is a very dangerous and negligent attitude that could lead to very serious consequences.

but from what i've read about him, he made no such connection anyway. his pyramid of "self-actualisation" dealt with psychological motivators to the human thinking process.
if all you see is 'suffering' then that is all you will feel. look for what is better in yourself and see only that.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2009, 03:50:55 AM »
Abraham Maslow was a psychologist with no medical or nutritional experience. to say that the application of phychological practices will cure any disease at all is a very dangerous and negligent attitude that could lead to very serious consequences.

but from what i've read about him, he made no such connection anyway. his pyramid of "self-actualisation" dealt with psychological motivators to the human thinking process.
Sometimes your behavior and environment play an important role in your life. It has proved scientifically that each living object has a particular energy level surrounding him and environment and thoughts has a deep impact on it. Negative thoughts decrease our energy level and immune resistance.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2009, 07:27:58 PM »
I don't think so. Faith is a feeling which should reflects in behavior and work of a person, but it should not be interfere with other aspects of life. A doctor is essential to treat ailments.

you know I can see your point, But dont you think that it would be a plus if your doc thought the same way that you do ... and making sure that they do not do something that you do not feel is right

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2009, 09:32:24 PM »
I don't think so. Faith is a feeling which should reflects in behavior and work of a person, but it should not be interfere with other aspects of life. A doctor is essential to treat ailments.

you know I can see your point, But dont you think that it would be a plus if your doc thought the same way that you do ... and making sure that they do not do something that you do not feel is right


What can a doctor do that you would not feel is right to treat your illness? I personally would not care whether my doctor follows any type of religion or he is an atheist as long as I get proper care.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2009, 06:36:41 PM »
you know I can see your point, But dont you think that it would be a plus if your doc thought the same way that you do ... and making sure that they do not do something that you do not feel is right



What can a doctor do that you would not feel is right to treat your illness? I personally would not care whether my doctor follows any type of religion or he is an atheist as long as I get proper care.

The reason that I said that it is nice to have a doctor that shares your same thoughts on treatments he knows where you are coming from . For instance I do not believe in all the pills that most doctors perscribe so I found a doctor that does most herbal and homeopathic treatments and remedies . I do not think that it is healthy for the docs to keep putting pills in your system. Very rarely do I need to take pills because I know that there are healthier ways to do things

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2009, 02:29:41 AM »
I think behavior and nature of your doctor also play a crucial role. If he is putting his maximum effort in treating you with a fruitful smile on his face and if you have full faith in his treatment, I don't think then there is any need of moving towards other alternatives.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2009, 08:49:51 PM »
If you are in a good hospital then I believe that the doctor will surely help you out of your problem as soon as possible. The nature of a doctor really help you out, because they knew their duty very well and they are professionally trained for all such situations. They know how to reply to a patient who is in serious condition and also to the person who is incurable.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009, 05:10:22 PM »
Okay suppose,

If a guy, Who believes that God gonna save him from everything, He was warned that flood gonna come soon, And he says no my God will save him, Than its a proper foolishness, God gave an alert to you in the form of people, But you didn't listened and now you are dead.



We have had a couple of cases in the news where people were on trial because they didn't take their kids to the doctor. The children either were very sick or in one case died. The parents of that child said they believed in prayer and that seeking medical help wasn't something they believed in. Should a person's faith stop them from getting medical help?

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2009, 07:05:05 AM »
no, faith shouldn't be a hindrance from seeking medical help. we should have faith in doctors as they are the tools used to heal our illnesses. let's put the faith that we have in God to the hands of the doctors.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2009, 03:55:36 PM »
If you are not getting your kids to the doctor in their illness then you are doing injustice to them and any religion doesn't permits this.

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Re: Should faith prevent one from going to the doctor?
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 11:30:16 AM »
Though I respect all religions, I don't believe in anything that allows unnecessary death.  There's a religion that expressly prohibits blood transfusion no matter what the consequences are.  They argue, though, that they do allow transfusion of some blood components, and that more and more doctors are now practicing bloodless surgeries because of the health risks posed by blood transfusions.  I don't have anything against that, if they put it that way, but what of members who live in countries where bloodless surgery is not practiced?


 

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