28th April 2012

“Religion has a history of outrage when, in their view, science is interfering with God's will. The horror displayed at the first heart transplant followed by Catholic opposition to the Pill are just two examples of a list that if followed would have kept medicine in the early 20th century.”

Simon Marshland

3 Responses to “28th April 2012”

  1. R J Says:

    ah, the religionistas !!

    true guardians of…..and greatest proponents of


  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Bizarre is the truth that religionists generally recognize medical advance as a good for humanity, and also simultaneously the church’s stupity on the matter, but that does not create a wedge in following faith.

    You might expect this sort of allegiance for a sports team or a musical group but in an area where there is presumed a level of seriousness this kind of dumb faith degrades the message.

  3. Jeff Says:


    You might want to go back to the prior day to see my answer to your last post.

    As to today’s, I doubt that there will be very much argument with it, as such examples go back as far a modern medicine. If you really want to see it in direct action, I can heartily (no pun intended) recommend the HBO film “Something the Lord Made”, about the origin of the blue baby operation, the first cardiac surgery, which has save countless children, and given us the host of heart surgeons today, every one of which can trace his training directly back to Dr. Alfred Blalock and his black lab assistant (later) Dr. Vivien Thomas. On the way to their first human operation, on the child of two Catholic parents, their priest argued that they were going against God’s will by trying to save the child. Yep, really compassionate.