Back from Texas/A new Life Center

So I spent 5 days in Dallas, Texas, where I expected there to be many bible thumping fundie christians. There were many large churches, but not as many as I expected. People were not in your face religious as the are here in Grand Rapids, MI. I went through the whole 5 days without any stories about the religion in Texas (except for the fact that living in Texas is like a religion to people down there).

It wasn’t until I went to Flint, MI did I encounter a very odd thing having to do with religion.

The ad for A New Life Center in Flint, MI. Click here to see and read the large scale version.

I dont even know where to begin with this. He claims that god “paid for my Chiropractic education”, not likely. He also fills the ad (and his site) with claims of visions from god.

http://www.anewlifecenter.com/index.html 

His claiming that there is a god, and your health is derived from him is not as worrisome or as dangerous  as what he lays out in the “Healthcare: Myths vs. Facts” pamphlet that can be accessed here:  http://www.anewlifecenter.com/pamphlet/myth.pdf

In this pamphlet it essentially states that we do not get sick because of very real and proven causes such as germs and viruses, no, we get sick because of “interference” with our alignment and interference with gods will for us to be healthy.  This is scary, ignorant, and very dangerous.  Hucksters like this, who move to poor, uneducated areas to prey upon  the weak and desperate need to been run out of town. This is not real medicine, but sadly people will fall victim to it because they want to get better, and for god to bless them and make their situation better.

But sadly, this does go right along with the religious right and their resistance to scientific knowledge.

Sad.

-GRAtheist-

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One response to “Back from Texas/A new Life Center

  1. The bible said “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. It is not life more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour of his life?

    and why do you worry about clothes? see how the lilies of the field grow. they do not labor or spin. yet i tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dresed like one of these. if that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, o you little faith? so do not worry, saying, “what shall we eat?” or “what shall we drink” or “what shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them. BUT SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS WELL.
    THEREFORE DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW, FOR TOMORROW WILL WORRY ABOUT ITSELF. EACH DAY HAS ENOUGH TROUBLE OF ITS OWN!

    -matthew 6:25-34

    these words contain God’s promises to all his children in this age of trouble and uncertainty. God promised to provide for our food, clothing and necessities. We need not to worry, if we seek to let God reign in our lives, we can be sure that he will assume full responsibility for those wholly yielded to him.

    hope that this will touch your entire life!

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