Science and faith aren't mutually exclusive. Exercise and weight loss cures diabetes, it also takes faith that what you're doing will work so you don't give up. Is it guaranteed? No, but neither is everlasting life. Is it fear of diabetes (or heart disease, cancer, etc) that motivates us to change our lifestyles and save ourselves? Quite possibly. Or it might be a fear of being unattractive. Fear is probably the most powerful motivator there is. Faith in God, even for reasons of self-preservation, isn't fear so much as it's fear replaced by faith. If we remove fear as a motive, or if we discount fear as a legitimate motive because it's inherently selfish, or because it's not up to Godly standards of belief, we remove so much motivation people have to make so many good things happen for themselves and others, I wouldn't have faith anymore that anything would ever get done.
If life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:10 AM
chiole, on 18 April 2012 - 06:31 AM, said:
I do not think it's got anything to do with the "less educated" as you put it. When people are sick and dying, they become desperate and will try just about anything to become better again. Nothing to do with being a simpleton or being poor, it's called DESPERATION, remember that word when YOU end up in same place as they are.
IMO it's a bit of both. If you have good health insurance you go to Mayo, if your poor and uneducated you go to your local witch doctor.