From My Good Friend Jon Manley

10 ways medicine is becoming the new world religion

Dear Subscriber:

Olivier Clerc’s book, Modern Medicine: The New World Religion, suggests at least ten ways medicine has taken the place of religion in the Western world, including:

1..Physicians have taken the role of priests (and, I might add, lab coats have replaced robes).
2..Vaccination plays the same initiatory role as baptism (accompanied by threats and fears).
3..Eradication of viruses has taken the place of exorcising demons.
4..The hope of physical immortality (cloning, genetic engineering, cybernetics) has substituted faith in spiritual immortality.
5..Pills have replaced the Christian sacraments of bread and wine.
6..Donations to medical research (e.g. cancer, AIDS, Parkinson’s) have replaced tithing to churches.
7..Medical institutions help the government justify all sorts of nonsense, as the Catholic Church did in the past.
8..“Charlatans” are persecuted today as “heretics” were yesterday.
9..Medical dogmatism rules out alternative health approaches.
10..The same absence of individual responsibility is now found in patient care, as previously in many religious practitioners.

Any of that sound familiar, these days? I might add that the WHO has replaced the Vatican; and COVID-19 has become the demon that needs exorcising at all cost .