Posted by linkadge on June 25, 2016, at 18:07:55
In reply to Lou's request to Dr. Hsiung-, posted by Lou Pilder on December 13, 2004, at 6:47:49
You just pulled up a post from twelve years ago!!
I don't even know who, or what was originally posted!
These are verses from the bible. I hope you understand that different religions have different perspectives that are don't always mesh with each other.
This is a board designed for the discussion of medications. Nobody is saying that by taking medications, an individual cannot **still** retain a religious belief system.
- Should people with heart disease simply switch off their pacemakers?
- Should those who require kidney dialysis forge regular treatments?
- Should a person having a heart attack not call an ambulance?
The answer is, of course not! Depression is a real disease which can have "spiritual" symptoms. Sometimes it is hard for the human brain to come to grips with the influence of its own workings. Taking an antidepressant or antipsychotic is not a slap in the face of a benevolent, loving creator - whoever that may be.
Yes, these medications may have side effects. Yes, the side effects can sometimes have negative impacts on the body and mind. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with taking a medication. Thou shalt not take Prozac, is *not* one of the 10 commandments.
Different people one this board may have different religious beliefs, yes. However, I don't know of any current members who are actively spewing anti-sematic rhetoric. If they are, then let Dr. Bob know. A post from 12 years ago has no bearing on what is happening on this board right now.
My question for you is this. Do you really believe that God wants you here, continually telling people to stop taking their medications?
God asked Noah to build an ark, using the trees of the earth, in order to save himself from the flood. Suggesting that we cannot take medicine derived from earthly substances in order to help treat disease makes no sense.
It doesn't mean that the medications are a perfect cure. But, if things were black and white, we probably wouldn't have these diseases. We'd either be perfectly healthy or dead. This board is for those of us who are *neither* perfectly healthy nor dead.
Are you perfectly 100% healthy, every single day, Lou?