VIDEO: 6.0 – Why I left Mormonism – Gaining Perspective
The person who created the video above is a former Mormon. Back when he still believed in Mormonism, he noticed the similarities of Jehovah’s Witnesses to Mormons. He saw that Jehovah’s Witnesses were a cult and was forced to admit that his own faith must be a cult, too. Good times.
I was part of the fourth generation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in my family. Legend has it that my great-grandmother ran into some Russelites who were out street witnessing one day and brought home a Zion’s Watchtower. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Watchtower instructs Jehovah’s Witnesses to disfellowship and shun members deemed “wicked.”
Yes, you read it right. Weeks is using this study to argue that naturopaths should function as primary care physicians, despite how well documented it is that they are completely unsuited to such a role, as well demonstrated by Peter Lipson in his primary care challenge (also here and here and here). The study, of course, provides support for nothing of the sort, although unfortunately even physicians seem to be taken in by it, as evidenced by the very editorial that Weeks touts, with the cringe-inducing title, Can naturopaths administer complementary preventative care? More on that later. Let’s start with the study by Dugald Seely et al., for which most of the authors were from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. A finer example of the strategy of naturopaths to try to represent diet and lifestyle counseling as being somehow unique to naturopaths I have not seen in a long time.
Austin Cline gets hate mail!
Subject: NO mockery is excusable
Mockery is frankly a sign of an inhuman person, and therefore is unbecoming of any intelligent person (regardless of religious position, political position, whatever). A civilized person should simply express their belief in a non-patronizing manner, not to mention good manners in general.
Golly. I wonder what Austin has to say about this one?
Okay then guys and gals, it’s district convention time again and so I thought we’d spice some things up for you and your potential partner/marriage mate/divorcee.
He has a new movie coming out this summer, After Earth. It looks awful, but then, that’s what I’ve come to expect from Will Smith’s Sci-Fi outings.
That one’s from P.Z. Myers!