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the_ignored
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  02:09:18  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I first saw this on the week summary section of this site. It's an article talking about how Atheist doctors 'more likely to hasten death'

Well, guess who's twigged onto that.

I just can't bring myself to deal with that prat right now.

The more important question, of course, is how much more likely atheist doctors were to strangle their patients with their bare hands or to perform horrific scientific experiments upon them. I expect that percentage would be rather more than double. Unfortunately, it would appear the study didn't cover that one.

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.

Edited by - the_ignored on 08/31/2010 02:10:59

HalfMooner
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  03:40:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by the_ignored

I first saw this on the week summary section of this site. It's an article talking about how Atheist doctors 'more likely to hasten death'

Well, guess who's twigged onto that.

I just can't bring myself to deal with that prat right now.

The more important question, of course, is how much more likely atheist doctors were to strangle their patients with their bare hands or to perform horrific scientific experiments upon them. I expect that percentage would be rather more than double. Unfortunately, it would appear the study didn't cover that one.

Oh, what an idiot. He might have even made a decent argument, had he not resorted to the most extremely exaggerated kind of hyperbole. Hell, I likes me some hyperbole from time to time myself as most of you may have noticed, but making the giant leap from a doctor not wanting a terminal patient to suffer needlessly all the way to strangling or "going Mengele" on his patients is both absurd and obscene. Only paranoid morons would take that seriously.

Oh, I forgot: Vox Day's readers are mainly paranoid morons.

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filthy
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  03:51:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Our Vox certainly has a way of spinning a mostly innocuous statistic, doesn't he? The thing is that if a doctor ignores a patients wishes or a living will, he/she stands to lose their practice.

Atheist doctors are not murdering patients in their beds any more than religious ones are -- excepting the occasional madman in both categories. All want the best treatment for their patients -- except those who get hit with insurance fraud charges. Vox is pissing into the wind and those with him don't realize that they too, are getting spattered. Here, for those who want to know, is the article the prat linked to.




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Hawks
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  09:34:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From the Guardian article:
Doctors who are atheist or agnostic are twice as likely to take decisions that might shorten the life of somebody who is terminally ill as doctors who are deeply religious and doctors with strong religious convictions are less likely even to discuss such decisions with the patient, according to Professor Clive Seale, from the centre for health sciences at Barts and the London school of medicine and dentistry.

"If I were a patient facing end of life care, I would want to know what my doctor's views were on religious matters whether they are non-religious or religious and whether the doctor felt that would influence them in the kinds of decisions they were looking at," said Seale.

A patient who wanted their life prolonged at all costs in the event of a terminal illness, or did not want it prolonged, should make sure they had a doctor who was in sympathy with this.

Surely, it would be better to know what my doctor thinks about end-of-life care rather than what his/hers religious views are. Funnily enough, it would seem that non-religious doctors are more likely to discuss such matters.

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