Christianity Admin on 23 Dec 2006 04:03 am
In this week’s installment of the GOD SQUAD, Marc Gellman and Thomas Hartman discuss yet another disaster caused by religion. This week’s question is:
Would you kindly address organ donation in your column? Most people I talk to would never dream of donating their organs. They seem to believe their religion somehow prohibits them from doing so. Also, some might consider donation when they’re on their deathbed but never when they’re alive or if their children should die. Any attention you can give this matter would be appreciated.
The GOD SQUAD’S answer leaves no doubt that religion is causing the suffering and death of thousands of people who need donated organs to survive:
Organ donation is not only permitted by the Abrahamic faiths, but it is also considered a high and holy act of healing. Bringing life out of death is the perfect spiritual response to the death of a loved one. The problem is, some people have the erroneous idea that organ donation constitutes mutilation of the body, which is not the case.
The first thing you notice in the GOD SQUAD’S response is the utter irrationality of all things religious. The Bible does not make any mention of organ donation. The primitive men who wrote the Bible had no clue that organ donation was ever going to happen. Therefore, organ donation is not considered in the Bible as a “high and holy act of healing.” It is not considered at all.
Isn’t it odd that the all-knowing “god” who supposedly “inspired” the Bible never thought to mention organ donation, or any other medical technology? The Bible has no clue about cells, DNA, cancer, visualization technologies (x-rays, MRI, CAT scans, etc.), antibiotics, vaccines, amputations, stem cells, etc. In fact, it has not a word to say about any medical technology to cure or treat any disease, because no such technology existed until science truly blossomed in the twentieth century. And therefore the Bible has nothing to say about organ transplants.
Where is the fear of “mutilation” coming from? Yet another religious fantasy: “heaven.” People who believe in Christianity harbor the delusion that they will live with their “god” in “heaven” forever. And if they are missing a kidney or a heart when they get there, they may miss out of “heaven” and end up in “hell.” Every rational person knows that “heaven” is a fairy tale fantasy.
Since the vast majority of Americans harbor these fantasies, we end up with a situation where thousands of desperate people cannot get the organs they need. According to this page, nearly 100,000 people are waiting right now, all of whom are suffering in some way as we speak, and many of whom will end up dying. But the religious beliefs of the majority prevent them from being healed.
If we did not have Christianity and all the delusion that it brings, the organ donation problem would not exist in the United States. This is yet another disaster caused by religion.
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