Posted by: the warrioress | November 19, 2012

Jesus & Healthcare

Things Jesus Wouldn’t Say


  1. 🙂

  2. Am sending you a bg entry I wrote recently

  3. Yes, I know, Butch…. I laughed heartily when I first saw this too, but it really isn’t funny, is it? It’s the horrible truth behind the joke that starts to sink in when one stops laughing, that isn’t funny.

    As in, how can we treat people like this, seriously? How could anyone support treating people like this? Especially, the poor and under privileged, elderly, and disabled. And how about children who are sick with cancers like leukemia, who are from poor families who have no heath insurance? And they can’t get any because of pre-existing conditions, well until Obamacare, that is.

    I wonder what Jesus thinks about a vote not to give a hoot about these kinds of situations and others..all over the love of money more than people.

  4. This comment is from Dr. Denis Callaghan and is well worth reading. Please have a look at it. He mailed this to me via my private email but I got his permission to share this with you because it’s so important:


    I thought you might like this wee offering from this side as well.
    A blog entry from Doc “Notes”

    If you listen to
    . . . the political blather then America has the best health care system in the World! Gentle reader, you know that I won’t lie to you or for you. But Politicians will and do it without regard to your concerns. We as a people are expendable.
    My wife Marti has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. M.E. It is an injury to the Central Nervous System. usually triggered by an infectious disease process, e.g. a virus, or by chemicals over stimulating the immune system. It is a multi-system disease, affecting not only the neurological system but also the immune, musculoskeletal, endocrine (hormonal) and cardiovascular systems. There is no cure as we would understand it. But at least we have a name for it. She was misdiagnosed by doctors 15 years ago which did damage to her health and will eventually kill her . But our Heavenly Father is sufficient.

    So here is our story and maybe you or someone you know but haven’t seen recently a mother, father son or daughter.

    Marti and I met in Ireland and I followed her back to America (she claims that she ask her parents “He followed me home can I keep him”?) My story is that I was going on a whirlwind speaking engagement through sixteen states in a month and she followed me (because I was a fascinating personality with a wee bit of brogue with blarney attached). We were married and settled down with me speaking 4-5 times a week and as many times on a weekend and Marti working on her M.B.A. and taking care of our 35 Parrots and dogs who followed her around the same as I did.

    One day when I came home I found her in bed with a high temperature and violently sick at her stomach. My mother had taken her to the E.R. and was told Marti had a strep throat. She lay in bed for two week and we went to more than a dozen doctors., who told us that she had every thing from M.S. to Lupus and Chronic Fatigue . Some even told her that there was nothing wrong but it was “all in her head”.

    Gentle Reader, we went to internist, neurologists, psychiatrists, M.D.’s, D.O.’s only to be told “Nothing wrong with you, here take this pill or drink this liquid.” I watched as Marti was getting weaker and weaker and was moving less and less.

    I was frantic, Gentle reader, I gave up my traveling and speaking engagements, confined myself to writing and tending my love of my life. I started a writing campaign asking for someone to step forward and help. Family and friends turned away! I wrote the then Indiana Governor Mich Daniels and his wife! Representatives in congress Lugar and Pence they ignored me I wrote the Surgeon General, no help I even wrote President George Bush (need I tell you how we were ignored. And as we Irish have dual citizenship I served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam conflict and in Korea).

    To make this story shorter we spent all of our money ( my retirement to go back to Ireland) lost our home and my secular job due to my health issues and we are reduced to my Veterans pension and living in subsidized housing.

    I tell all of this to you Gentle reader, because we need to take care of those wee children and adults who are subject to the whims of uncaring politicians, unfeeling pharmaceutical companies, grasping Insurances groups. You are not your own Gentle reader. And those who would tell you that Christians care need to look at those who would restrict the equal rights of an other while all the time claiming their rights are being violated.

    Gentle Reader, there are exceptional people in this country who do care, but many a politicians who claim American exceptional ism need to look at those “Real Americans” (not the Sara Palin kind) struggling to make the American dream come true not only for their family but for those around them.

    To bring you up to date: Marti my love of my life, with a education second to none (Ed. D., Ph.D., MBA) is now too weak to lift her head up off of her pillow and I sit by her side never leaving except to take care of her needs and our two service dogs Chi Chi and Bailey.

    Now Gentle reader, you know why I don’t write as much as I use to. And before you think I am seeking sympathy or something else I am no saint (except in the sight of our Heavenly Father) I want to leave you with this one thought.

    This is my own practice, and I frequently speak about it to others. Imagine that in front of you on one side is your old, selfish I and that on the other side is a group of poor, needy people. And you yourself are in the middle as a neutral person, a third party. Then, judge which is more important – whether you should join this one selfish, self-centered, stupid person or these poor, needy, helpless people. If you have a human heart, naturally you will be drawn to the side of the needy beings.
    Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Mat 22:37-39 KJV)
    A few facts
    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is not merely a symptom, but instead a distinct disease. It has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1969 as a distinct organic neurological disease with the code G93.3. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a systemic acutely acquired illness initiated by a virus infection which is characterised by damage to the brain stem (a nerve centre through which many spinal nerve tracts connect with higher centres in the brain in order to control all vital bodily functions) which results in dysfunctions and damage to many of the body’s vital systems and a loss of normal internal homeostasis. Substantial evidence indicates that M.E. is caused by an enterovirus. The onset of M.E. is always acute and M.E. can be diagnosed within just a few weeks. M.E. is an easily recognisable distinct organic neurological disease which can be verified by objective testing. If all tests are normal, then a diagnosis of M.E. cannot be correct.
    M.E. is primarily neurological, but symptoms may also be manifested by cardiac, cardiovascular, immunological, endocrinological, respiratory, hormonal, gastrointestinal and musculo-skeletal dysfunctions and damage. More than 64 distinct symptoms have been authentically documented in M.E., several of which are unique to the disease. Fatigue is not a defining nor even essential symptom of M.E. People with M.E. would give anything to be only severely ‘fatigued’ instead of having M.E.
    M.E. can occur in both epidemic and sporadic forms and over 60 outbreaks of the illness have been recorded worldwide since 1934. M.E. can be extremely disabling and in some cases the illness is fatal. M.E. is a chronic/lifelong disease that has existed for centuries. It shares similarities with MS, Lupus and Polio. Far fewer than 0.5% of the population has the distinct neurological disease known since 1956 as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Hyde 1992 p. xi) (Hyde 2007, ) (Hyde 2006, ) (Hyde 2003, ) (Hyde & Jain 1992 pp. 38 – 43) (Dowsett 2001, ) (Dowsett 2000, ) (Dowsett 1999, ) (Dowsett n.d.b, ).
    The symptom of chronic fatigue and the distinct neurological illness M.E. each have a very different; cause, symptoms, aetiology, pathology, response to treatment, long and short term prognosis – and World Health Organization classification. Clearly it is a stretch of credibility to say that people with the symptom of chronic fatigue and those with M.E. share any real similarities – let alone that they could somehow represent the exact same patient group and be able to be studied interchangeably.

    Denis O’Callaghan Ph.D., Th.D., D. Litt., D. Phil., D. D.

    Director Scripture Institute

    Augustine thinks in Questions” an outreach of Scripture Institute (“Where scholarship and study meet”. A study and social network

    Dr Denis presents . . . “Doc Notes” An unexamined faith is not faith … its superstition { Theology made simple} Heart to Heart ( studies through and about the Bible) “The first reaction to Truth is hatred” (Original site of Scripture Institute) (“The Library” at Scripture Institute) (Scripture Institute II Under Construction) [Administrator/Early Christian History
    Professor of Christian History, Paleography, Philology
    AOCI/ABTI Bible Training Institute

    Denis O’Callaghan Ph.D., Th.D. | LinkedIn…/454

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