Recieved: 2000/06/21 17:21
Subject: Re: [K-list] health <.rant>
On 2000/06/21 17:21, Ckress posted thus to the K-list:
In a message dated 06/21/2000 12:49:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Here in our state health insurance is considered such a necessity that
is a program providing free health insurance for low income children, so
at least they can get the medical care that they need.
Nobody that I have ever met has ever considered insurance evil or attracting
bad energies. This is like the middle ages here! If this is spirituality,
Isadora, I am truly sorry that you had to run this gauntlet.
Am I the only one who noticed that this thread didn't begin with Isadora
trying to stuff insurance or fear or her religious beliefs down anyone else's
throat? It began when she responded to my and Percyval's assertion that
imperfect health does not necessarily correlate with serious psychological
and spiritual defects. Isadora then made a supportive comment which I
interpreted as akin to saying, "There but for the grace of God go I." Her
remark: "My dear husband sells disability and life insurance. His motto is:
"It's a world of uncertainty at best."
This statement was the loathsome, spiritually bankrupt blasphemy which has
led to the subsequent rounds of attacks on her, beginning with Angelique, who
implied that Isadora's husband is doing dishonorable work, and that Isadora's
own character is tainted by association with her fear-mongering mate. If
only he had been a Mafia hit man or a pedophile, we might have been more
willing to let it slide...
Since then, Isadora's posts have been a dizzying defense maneuver against
nonstop gang attacks on her husband's profession. Her loyalty and love for
him (and for what she regards as his legitimate social contribution) have
kept her remarkably strong throughout this siege. I've rarely seen anyone
hold up as well as she has under this kind of lynch mob list frenzy. What
seems to be infuriating her adversaries even more is her refusal to break
down and cry or fly into a rage or to cave in and admit to her opponents that
her husband is a lowlife scum sucker and she is depraved, fear-mongering
blight on humanity.
Now she has apparently left the list:
<< I'm off of here. Bye bye.
But the hounds still want her blood. Welcome to New Age fundamentalism,
where tolerance for differences in beliefs is as plainly evident as in the
Bible Belt. Yep, now the hounds are hot on my trail, whoooo weeeeee!
I don't see much difference, from the allegedly fear-mongering viewpoint,
from buying insurance and buying vitamins or organic produce. If it works
for you and increases your peace of mind, that's your prerogative. If
wearing an amethyst pendant makes you feel calm and protected, why is that
anyone else's business? As long as you're not forcing it on the rest of us,
I don't see the problem. There are plenty of people in this world who want
health and life insurance for their own sakes and for the sakes of their
families. If your religion is anti-insurance, fine, don't buy the stuff.
But not everybody worships at your fear-of-fear altar.
Not everyone believes that persecuting the fearful will make the world a
better place. Not everyone believes that fear is the worst thing you can
provoke. And a few of us heretics actually believe that under some
circumstances, fear and wariness are healthy responses.
Ok, hounds, do your best to devour me too. Or, just for laughs, restore my
faith in humanity and don't yield to the temptation.
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