So the Almighty blew it?

“Dr. Offit writes: “At the time of Jesus, around 4 B.C. to 30 A.D., child abuse was the ‘crying vice’ of the Roman Empire. Infanticide and abandonment were common. Children were property, no different from slaves. But Jesus stood up for children. In Matthew 25:40, he said, ‘Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of my brethren ye have done it unto me’—a quote that could be emblazoned onto the entranceway of every children’s hospital in the world.”1

Of course, the problem with Dr. Offit’s reasoning is that it assumes that allowing children to catch measles and allow their God-given immune system to fully engage and ultimately give them life-long immunity to the disease is somehow abusive. He assumes that doctors and scientists and pharmaceutical companies have come up with a clever way to improve on God’s creation and allow the human immune system to effectively stave off infectious diseases—as if those diseases were not also another one of God’s inventions, probably designed to occasionally test and strengthen the immune system to enable humanity to thrive.

Dr. Offit is at least insinuating that God didn’t quite get the human immune system right, and that it’s a good thing that doctors and scientists and pharmaceutical companies came along in the 19th and 20th centuries to improve on his work, or correct it. Dr. Offit is also either suggesting that the Creator of the Universe blew it when he came up with infectious diseases such as measles or that such diseases are an accident, a freak of nature that somehow managed to slip by The Almighty.”

― Marco Cáceres, The Vaccine Reaction

Note: The above text is excerpted is from the article “What Would Jesus Do About Measles?“.


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