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GUEST,Musket evolving slowly BS: Religion, which is the best one? (320* d) RE: BS: Religion, which is the best one? 08 Oct 13


You know, there are many people who had neither religion nor loving parents to guide them but might still be the sort to help little old ladies across the road.

To someone like me, who has to accommodate people's beliefs in planning aspects of public services, state provided healthcare in my part, I genuinely struggle when leaders, both appointed and sometimes self appointed say "all (insert religion) Need this because we believe that."   Yet we have Joe being offended when church elders get angry with picking and choosing, pete saying he can't tell the difference between The Archbishop of Canterbury and Dawkins and Keith saying CofE don't believe in the creation.

Makes me think it might be easier to accommodate nothing and see how many put their beliefs before their health. We take out less court orders than you think to give blood transfusions to children of Jehovas Witnesses. Amusingly, many adult patients sing a different song when we tell them it's their choice if they don't want one...

In the meantime, our lead chaplain and I are sorting out how to give pastoral care in the widest sense to the vast majority of our patients who want to talk to someone but would be distressed or angry at the idea of having god thrown at them. Ditto those of a different religion. A Muslim patient in the last survey told of the comfort he found from the chaplain he spoke with, who was Buddhist by the way.


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