one more reason why religion is evil
by Zhou (Chew) Hong Jie
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of almost all cervical cancer cases. This makes the HPV vaccination programme in England a boon for human progress. It is currently offered to English girls aged 12 to 13.
The moral conscience (innate in all of us, caused by evolution via natural selection) in any decent and intelligent human being compels us to do the right thing by ensuring that the young girls among us participate in the programme.
It is no wonder that the majority of English schools applaud the programme as attributive to the fight against sexually transmitted disease.
Except two dozen odd christian FAITH schools which opted out. Many of these are probably private evangelical and fundamentalist institutions which are not part of the minimally religious Church of England schools.
Some engaged in deceptive language by claiming that the programme is “not in keeping with the school ethos”. It is more honest to just say “christian principles”, whatever their twisted understanding of christianity is. Others are more blatantly self-righteous, trumpeting that their “pupils follow strict christian principles, marry within their own community and do not practise sex outside marriage”.
One local doctor was puzzled as to “how immunisation against cancer can be rejected.”
He should go to church more often, especially the evangelical garden variety where kabuki-faced crackpots preach out-dated piffle from an ancient text which critical scholarship has long incinerated to be a hodge podge collection of premodern near-eastern myths and fables.
There is a pinch of smug religious arrogance for such schools to reject vaccination because they do not believe a need for it. I remember how during my army stint when I refused the free military-issued condoms when there was training overseas just to show a “christian testimony”. Bah – more like to show off my avowed “chastity”. There is always this aspergic-autistic view of reality among the so-called “bible-believing” christians that such displays of moral condescension testify to the “glory of god”.
Anyhow, the religious argument these schools use are retarded at worst and flimsy at best. They are assuming every girl in their kooky community is an avowed virgin. They are assuming every girl in their loony subculture do not get horny once in a while. They are assuming too much for their teenagers who belong to a demographic adept at keeping up appearances in front of paranoid adults. I know – I was a teenager once.
It takes religion to make otherwise good and intelligent people to do evil things and make retarded decisions.