When Man Determines that He is God
In the news currently is the story of the Hauser family. The son Daniel has Hodgkins Lymphoma and after one Chemo session, he and his family decided that they no longer want to pursue this treatment option. Instead, they want to pursue alternative methods of cancer treatment.
Those who follow this blog may understand why this is particularly interesting to me. I am a cancer survivor and have previously shared my story about how Jesus Christ led me to a natural, alternative approach to treating cancer. They claimed that without chemo and radiation, I would die. Yet they didn't know that without Jesus, I could not live.
Similar claims are being made about Daniel Hauser. Without chemo, they say, he will die. I have no knowledge of course about whether he will live or die - either with or without chemo - and neither do they! Yet, I do find this entire story rather interesting.
The courts have decided that he (nor his parents) have a right to make a choice about what course of treatment he should take. They have mandated that he will take the chemo sessions, even if it means removing him from his parents and placing him in foster care.
In fear, the mother Colleen is now on the run with her son, seeking alternative care in Mexico. There is a manhunt underway for these "fugitives" as the U.S. government seeks to bring him back for treatment. Makes you wonder. Are they going to tie him down, squeeze his nose shut, and force his mouth open as well? Or maybe they will just strap him in and jab the needle into his arm?
This decision by our courts and the effort by our government seems somewhat puzzling, if not hypocritical to me. Is this not a country where I have the right to kill my children if I want to? Aren't we as a society butchering over 1 million babies a year? Why all of a sudden is there such a concern about life? Or maybe it is not about life at all, and much less about poor Daniel and his family?
I cannot say what treatment Daniel should have and I agree that the government has a role in keeping the well-being of society. Yet where is the line drawn? Is the government saying that the decisions they make for our children have more authority than our own?
Some may say that this is "reasonable" action by our government. But what happens when you no longer consider their decisions reasonable? Schools are being turned into pharmacies as they dispense birth control without parental consent. We are being told that young girls even have the right to an abortion without parental consent.
What happens when the government says that your obligation to do what they say trumps your choice to pursue another solution? When children are "emancipated" to protect their individual rights (although apparently not the right to life in a womb)?
What happens when the thoughts of man become elevated as God, and those who believe otherwise are seen as a threat to themselves and others?
I know nothing of the Hauser family's beliefs, but what I can see is a continued focus by the media on religious "extremists", "cults", and "fringe groups". Ideals of faith are being continuously juxtaposed against reason in an effort to make people of faith appear not only illogical but dangerous fanatics. In the latter days, the Christian is the enemy to peace and order. The Christian becomes the "hater". Yet, we know that this was all foretold.
Jesus said, "Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service." (John 16:2b)
No one knows whether Daniel Hauser will live or die, even with chemo. I pray that he is cured and his health restored. Yet whether he lives or dies is not something that man can say with any determination. Increasingly society operates more and more as if there is no hope for man outside of man. In a Godless society where faith in God is an alien and unwelcome concept, all we are left are the imaginations and contentions of man presented as "undisputed fact".
"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5
Look at the next two videos to see how the media perverts the real issues in order to present a bias against faith in the public eye.
Here is also a great resource on cancer: Wisdom From Above...for Cancer.
Learn more about "Big Pharma" and their marketing of drugs to consumers. People need to remember that these are companies needing to make a profit. They are not altruistic organizations dedicated to healing the sick. They are businesses trying to sell their products.
Efforts by drug companies to expand the market and increase profits by using "Me Too" drugs in a battle of the brands. These companies will even cannibalize their own drug markets by repackaging virtually the same drug as new and marketing it to the same audience.
Did you know that it is also common practice for drug companies to repackage existing drugs as "new" drugs in order to target different illnesses? This allows them to reach a broader audience of consumers and increase profits. Watch this video to find out more.
Under the guise of "education", pharma companies' use of direct consumer marketing may be resulting in the over-medication of society. There is a push to prescribe that is unhealthy. This is even made worse by the gifts and freebies given to doctors as soon as they enter medical school.
Watch this video to understand how pharma companies influence government entities and medical schools. The pharma lobby is the largest in the country.
Watch this video to see how drug company-sponsored "clinical trials" pose HUGE ethical dilemmas and conflicts of interest. The pharma companies design the studies and control the data for 90% of the clinical trials testing the efficacy of their drugs. The FDA relies on these results for drug approval. Further, the medical journal publications from "experts" touting the benefits of these drugs are often from doctors who have financial ties to the drug company.