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Tactics with the new Red Guard.

Again, tactics. Mundabor has noted that the Vatican is a scandal. Again. I hope brother, I am using the word correctly: a scandal is not a sin. The Democrats are not a scandal, for no one considers that those power-hungry perverts consider anything but pleasure and power. A scandal destroys faith among believers. Inviting those […]

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Truth to power is hate speech. [2 Samuel 12]

Nathan the prophet should be taken as an example. David had an affair with Bathsheba, had managed to get her husband killed, married her, and thought there was no scandal. But Nathan was here to school him. Note what he did, and consider this is what Christ did. He told a parable. David had a […]

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The betrayal of the mad.

I work, most weeks, with people who have mood disorders and psychosis. A fair number of them, from time to time, want to ehdn their lives. My job is to engender hope. To remind them that this storm will pass. And it is my duty to discourage suicide when possible: the fact that a person […]

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Hubris.

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I disagree with Great Ormond Street. If a family want to try alternative therapy and there is no evidence based treatment, or no cure, they should be allowed to do so. To assume that we, as medicos, have a monopoly on cure is arrogance. It is hubris. We are not God, and we are not […]

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May there not be Assisted Dying in New Zealand.

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This is from the NZ Medical Journal, and is an example of a research article that is polemical. The question, again, is euthanasia, which now seems to have gained the name of assisted dying, because euthanasia is seen as not sufficiently euphemistic. As shown in Figure 1, 37% of doctors and 67% of nurses responding […]

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