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Aug 29 2011

Britain’s Socialized Medicine Reduced to Shamanism

An advantage of socialized medicine is that the absence of competition allows the single healthcare provider to cut costs by whatever means prove effective, regardless of how unsatisfied this will leave consumers. If the mismanagement of resources that invariably accompanies government control results in shortages of real doctors, medicine, and high-tech equipment, these can be replaced with much more affordable new age quackery:

NHS patients will controversially be offered a type of ‘New Age’ ‘spiritual healing’ as part of a £205,000 research project funded by the National Lottery.

Spiritual healing must of course be restricted to the moonbatty variety.

In recent times some Christian nurses have been told not to wear a cross or pray with patients. Doctors have also faced investigation for discussing their faith.

But the spiritual healing therapy, which has New Age associations, has been recommended for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Techniques include passing hands over the patient’s body to channel healing energy. Apparently this is used by modern savages to treat bowel conditions.

Meanwhile, a Christian nurse was suspended under an “equality and diversity” dictate for offering to pray for a patient. But the healing hands nonsense in place of actual treatment is okay because it has something to do with Buddhism.

As the degenerating lunacy in Britain attests, ObamaCare absolutely must be repealed before the government can finish consolidating power over the healthcare industry, or we’ll find ourselves crossing the Mexican border to get medical care.

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Mystical moonbattery is more affordable than medicine.

On a tip from Steve T.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Shamanism ? Why not.
    The only thing that will cure socialized medicine is a wooden stake through it’s heart

  • TheDarkEricDraven

    David says:

    “Oh no! Something dif-dif-diffrent!”

    Seriously. Do you have any evidence that the hospitals that crack down on sharing of beliefs are the same that uses New Age Healing?

  • http://lgfonevolution.blogspot.com Mats

    G.K. Chesterton was right. When man stops believing in God, he ends up believing in anything (evolution, gay marriage, new age nonsence, abortion, etc..etc).

  • Sinister66

    Theres a christian fellowship church by where i grew up that believes in the spiritual healing garbage.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Eric
    Isn’t that the whole point ?
    These edicts are handed down from upon high.
    If it is not approved by bureauweenie overlords, it simply cannot be had.
    If it is approved, no matter how ridiculous, YOU must pay for it.
    Each hospital, each clinic, is a generic replica of the next. No room for excellence, nor even for improvement.
    These concepts do not fit the template.
    By design

  • TED

    It’s all a plot by the lemo-liberals and Commiewood to run the middle class out of CA. while keeping their illegal’s to do their manual labor and furnish them drugs. Then CA. can be a true Socialist state with two classes. In the meantime the rest of the country can pay for the upkeep of their illegal laborers.

  • Doug

    Speaking of useless freaks, where is ‘serenity’ by the way?

  • Stop arguing and listen

    Hey Dave,

    Waaaay off topic, but check this out:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/early_obama_letter_confirms_inability_to_write.html

    Pretty funny/pathetic, all at the same time…

  • RKae

    Sinister66 says:
    Theres a christian fellowship church by where i grew up that believes in the spiritual healing garbage.

    Christians who believe in that stuff Jesus did? Say it ain’t so!

    Personally, I believe in grammar and punctuation. So I consider you a heathen.

  • http://michaelenewton.com/ Michael E. Newton

    “Techniques include passing hands over the patient’s body to channel healing energy. Apparently this is used by modern savages to treat bowel conditions.”

    Sounds very much like the magnetisers (influence of imagination in curing disease) that Charles Mackay describes in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, which was first published in 1841.

  • Hedgehog

    Shamanism? Why not? As Daniel J. Flynn points out (A Conservative History of the American Left) “Progressives” have shown enthusiasm for “Graham bread, phrenology, the water cure, eugenics, Stalin, the orgone energy accumulator and LSD”. These people are either completely nuts or they are hustlers making money from this nonsense. Of course, in their search for the utopia just around the corner, they never look back at their long string of failure, destruction, misery and death. And the greatest hoax of all time is, of course, climate change. Shamanism? What could possibly go wrong?

  • Alan

    Some of you are missing the point. It’s not a case of spiritual healing, this is a case of giving PREFERANCE to one type of spirituality over another. I don’t care if someone prays to Jesus, Budda, Allah, their body thetans, or to nothing. I care when one type of prayer is encouraged and another is discouraged. Christianity, as usual for this generation, is the only one that’s discouraged.

  • KHarn

    “TheDarkEricDraven says:August 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm”

    Do you have PROOF that Budisim is more effective in treating sickness than Christianity?

  • GoY

    The point isn’t so much the quack medicine. If people want to use quack medicine, they ought to be free to do so. It’s using confiscated tax money to pay for the quack medicine that’s the problem.

  • Grunt

    “Oh, no! Something di-di-different!”

    Sure, Logan has absolutely NO problem with Christianity…NONE WHATSOEVER.

    Must be why he rails against it and mocks it than when called to the carpet he whines “I has nuffin’ aginst wee-ligee-on! I’m a Polly-Thee-Ist!” (Meaning that any god of several is fine, as long as said god has no problems with his lifestyle choices, or requires a defined sense of morality or concept of consequence, i.e., it’ll let him have his way.).

    But, liek, okay gais, he’s not an anti-Kwishtian bigot, a’ight?

    At any rate, yeah…it’s appalling that Christians cannot pray and other religions are given free reign, and it’s even WORSE that since it’s “free” medicine in utilitarian hospitals, it’s the tax-payer footing the bill.

    I shudder to think how it’ll try to play out over here (You know, the whole “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” sorta thing…).

    God, help us.

  • TheDarkEricDraven

    Again: Do you have any evidence that the hospitals that crack down on sharing of beliefs are the same that uses New Age Healing?

  • Grunt

    Read the article, moron.

    Otherwise, do you?

  • Grunt

    “Always attack, never defend.”

    …Where have I heard that before…?

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    And lets havea few rounds of THE WITCH DOCTOR SONG

  • Marci

    I worked with a lady who did this stuff on the side for a living. (yes, sadly there is a market for it) Not only that, she stunk up the entire office with an overpowering sage because she saw a ghost. She also let her amber necklace swing back and forth to determine who to hire for a job. Mmm hmm.

  • Momster

    TheDarkEricDraven says:
    August 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm David says:

    “Oh no! Something dif-dif-diffrent!”

    Seriously. Do you have any evidence that the hospitals that crack down on sharing of beliefs are the same that uses New Age Healing?”

    No, Eric, not “New Age” healing–it’s “Old Age” healiing. You know, the same shit that didn’t work 1,000 years ago and still doesn’t work today!

    Geeez, I am beginning to lose the faith I had in you. I am reduced to hoping that you will change.

  • Momster

    RKae says:
    August 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm Sinister66 says:
    Theres a christian fellowship church by where i grew up that believes in the spiritual healing garbage.

    Christians who believe in that stuff Jesus did? Say it ain’t so!

    Personally, I believe in grammar and punctuation. So I consider you a heathen.”

    Well, RKae–when Jesus himself come to me to lay on hands, then I will accept that. Some person that went to a community college at night (1 night a week for 6 weeks)–not so much.

  • Mickey Shea

    ooh eeh ooh ahh ahh
    ting tang walla walla bing bang

  • Sam Adams

    Alan is correct. Believe or don’t believe as you wish; just don’t let the government make those decisions for you, let alone fund its preferred beliefs.

  • You Do That Voodoo

    “ooh eeh ooh ahh ahh
    ting tang walla walla bing bang”

    Did someone call?

  • TheDarkEricDraven

    Funny you mention that Sam. Notice the “offered” part up there. Offered. Offer. Offer. As in, the patiant is offered New Age Healing.
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    .
    .
    Hurry Dave! While there is still time to edit that out of the post!

  • anon

    YOu guys are 100% right that NHS shouldn’t pay for this. This is quackery and nonsense, just like homeopathy and chiropractic (I guess at least CP works as well as massage.).

    And if they DO allow it, they should allow Christian prayer. But of course, they do. WHat the NHS doesn’t allow is proselytizing to sick patients who cannot object. Christians MUST play that persecution card. Anything short of letting them do whatever they want is persecution. There are some places where they really are persecuted, of course, but the UK and USA ain’t those places. Criticism is not persecution.

    And I love the idea that your guys’ oogedy-boogedy is OK (prayer for the sick, which is harmless but does nothing) but their oogedy-boogedy is CRAZY! I guess that’s the nature of religion – only MY oogedy-boogedy is the right one…

    And for those who believe those stupid prayer studies – uhhh no:

    http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/proximal-intercessory-prayer/

  • Jodie

    Truth be told, any disciple of Jesus has the ability to heal others, if he or she has enough faith. Healing and teaching about Jesus are what WE are supposed to be doing. People are being healed all of the time in Christian churches – but not for MONEY. It is strictly to bring souls to Christ.

    This “New age” healing is a bunch of malarky. There is nothing Biblical about using crystals and waving hands over people – UNLESS it is done in communication with Jesus.

    “7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”

    Matthew 10 (New International Version)

  • TheDarkEricDraven

    “This “New age” healing is a bunch of malarky. There is nothing Biblical about using crystals and waving hands over people – UNLESS it is done in communication with Jesus.”

    =

    “And I love the idea that your guys’ oogedy-boogedy is OK (prayer for the sick, which is harmless but does nothing) but their oogedy-boogedy is CRAZY! I guess that’s the nature of religion – only MY oogedy-boogedy is the right one…”

  • Jodie

    “Video Journalist, Caryl Matrisciana, author of Out of India: A True Story about The New Age Movement interviews friends, well-known authors and experts in a bold and challenging new DVD. Caryl examines the intrusion of the 60′s and 70′s New Age Movement, steeped in its pagan eastern mysticism, and traces its morphing over the last 4 decades..from its repackaging as the Self Help Psychology, Wholistic Health Movements of the 80′s, to its Seeker Friendly, Mega Church appearance in the 90′s, to its coming out in the 21st century as The New Spirituality. Its slick reinvention of “new truth” shows itself off today as a new “Emerging” Christianity, a Vintage, Ancient Future Movement that is supposedly taking us back to our “Christian” origins in the Desert Fathers of 300 years after Christ. Sadly, that “taking back” does not go back far enough. Missing is a return to the Early Church’s foundation, birthed in Jerusalem, at Pentecost, 40 days after the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who at that time, filled His Believers with His Holy Spirit and instructions to go out, preach the Gospel and make disciples.

    Today’s new brand of Christianity has a different gospel and is targeting thousands of the younger generation with a so-called hip, cool, experiential spirituality, much of which is embracing a form of mysticism and ecumenical philosophy of uniting people from all faiths to work together and bring about a new world of peace and harmony. This notion dovetails with the heart of New Age thinking and the utopian ideals of many world religions who all await their religious leaders and dreams of world domination.

    The dangerous result of this new spirituality in the church is bringing about the rise of today’s “Christianized” occultism. It’s stretching its tentacles around the souls of unsuspecting youth, setting them up for the lie that subjective emotions of “power” and “experience” are “feelings” to be held higher than an objective walk in the Christian Faith, based in Truth found in the Pure Word of God. The Holy Bible is presented as unattainable truth: “stuffy”, “dry” and “churchy”. .

    The Bible warns of great heresy and apostasy in the church of the last days. It foretells of false teachers, prophets, doctrines of lying spirits and their signs and wonders. For 2000 years, since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ the Bible has been attacked. Alongside the Apostolic Church, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, counterfeit Christian heretics, apostate denominations and false movements have proliferated. Ecclesiastes says, “There’s no new thing under the sun”. (I:9)

    Learn what Scripture teaches about the times we live in, the ways in which Christians are being seduced away from Biblical Truth, and the methods used by the New Spirituality to usher in the counterfeit Kingdom of God on earth. Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world” (Jn. 18:36) and “Narrow is the Way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:14)

    http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25056500/72395899/146407/0/

  • TheDarkEricDraven

    Yeah, or maybe its just not fucking real.

  • ThatDorkEricDraven

    Dork boy is reeeeeeal afraid of Christianity (oogey boogey!), but shamanism is a-ok!

    Dick.

  • Spurwing Plover

    Other phonie new age cures ACCUPUNCTURE and and calling up the ghost of maypo jaypo

  • outrage

    So white people spend hundreds of years murdering shamans in cultures all over the world, demonising people who have used shamanism in their cultures for thouands of years, then they antropologise them, sell books about them and make money. Then we are told that shamanism is irreleevant????????

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