I went to the doctor's office today....

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    Aug 01, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    ...for a routine check-up, everything is fine, but I couldn't help but notice there was a bible in the actual exam room..... icon_confused.gif

    ummmm, why? icon_confused.gif It was super weird to me...shouldn't there be like a science book in there or something?
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    Aug 01, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Hmmmm.

    Most like the same reason all the flat screens at the hospital are locked on "FOX" news.
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    Aug 01, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Cuz people who believe in the Bible need the Bible even in the presence of a doctor. The rest of are busy listening to the doctor.
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    Aug 01, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    Might be worth checking up on the doctor.

    My dentist has always openly been sort of a holy roller. But then I started noticing bumper stickers from a local christian hate group in his parking lot. Then I discovered that everyone there got their degrees from some podunk bible college in the deep south. Granted, you probably don't need to really understand biology to drill & fill but... I decided to look for someone who's more likely to know what they're doing.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidHmmmm.

    Most like the same reason all the flat screens at the hospital are locked on "FOX" news.


    I noticed that, too. It's important to realize that, contrary to popular belief, more poor, uninsured welfare recipients (you know, the ones responsible for inflating health care costs and bankrupting social services) are caucasian than black or Hispanic.

    And that, sir, is why hospitals tend to have Fox News playing in emergency waiting rooms. White hypocrites can't live without Fox! It feeds their paranoia, ignorance, racism and fears, which works well in a hospital setting.

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
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    dustin_K_tx saidHmmmm.

    Most like the same reason all the flat screens at the hospital are locked on "FOX" news.


    I noticed that, too. It's important to realize that, contrary to popular belief, more poor, uninsured welfare recipients (you know, the ones responsible for inflating health care costs and bankrupting social services) are caucasian than black or Hispanic.

    And that, sir, is why hospitals tend to have Fox News playing in emergency waiting rooms. White hypocrites can't live without Fox! It feeds their paranoia, ignorance, racism and fears, which works well in a hospital setting.



    Going along the lines of what you're saying, the deepest, reddest state in the country is also the biggest welfare state (Kentucky). Irony.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    Jasonblue said
    credo said
    dustin_K_tx saidHmmmm.

    Most like the same reason all the flat screens at the hospital are locked on "FOX" news.


    I noticed that, too. It's important to realize that, contrary to popular belief, more poor, uninsured welfare recipients (you know, the ones responsible for inflating health care costs and bankrupting social services) are caucasian than black or Hispanic.

    And that, sir, is why hospitals tend to have Fox News playing in emergency waiting rooms. White hypocrites can't live without Fox! It feeds their paranoia, ignorance, racism and fears, which works well in a hospital setting.



    Going along the lines of what you're saying, the deepest, reddest state in the country is also the biggest welfare state (Kentucky). Irony.


    I'm originally from Ohio, and my family has been in the insurance business for two generations, so I know the stats well.

    Kentucky, Ohio, WV, Texas, South and North Carolina, Mississippi ... all incredibly red (and white), and all responsible for a large percentage of the mess this country is in.

    Another great irony is that, should the GOP have its way and repeal the Affordable Care Act, as well as eliminate ... err, I'm sorry, "fix" Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, the group that will be most impacted (negatively) will be Republican supporters.

    Should that happen, I'll get a chuckle watching the GOP spin their mess so that it's all the Dem's fault. Sadly, with their record of hoarding the ignorant masses, they may very well get away with it ... again.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    I'd get a better doctor.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    I'd have to agree with getting a different doctor. Not because I am against them having their own personal belief system, but because the doctor seems to be assuming that everyone has that same belief system, or should have the same belief system. There are Buddhist, Wicans, Jews, Hindu's, etc, etc. Any professional should be impartial and a public display of their personal belief system in an area of business is unprofessional. But it's a free country ... so your choice and his/hers too.
  • Just_Tim

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    I'm told Jesus saves...
  • LJay

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Just_Tim saidI'm told Jesus saves...


    But this is about doctors, not bankers.
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Why didn't you take it? Literature in doctors office is meant to be taken.
  • jim_sf

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidAny professional should be impartial and a public display of their personal belief system in an area of business is unprofessional.


    I agree with the first part of this sentence, but not the second. There are many fine Catholic-affiliated hospitals that have crucifixes in just about every room, but it doesn't affect their standard of care (that I've noticed). Similarly, I've met many excellent doctors who wear yarmulkes, turbans, or hijabs, and it hasn't affected their medical abilities.

    A Bible in an exam room is weird, though.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Why is this even a big deal? Maybe the doctor's reading it for fun. Or is legitimately religious. Or another patient forgot it there. No matter what it doesn't really matter. The doctor will still treat you regardless of his religious beliefs or lack of them and his treatment won't change because of them. You never hear anyone complain about the National Geographic next to the to the depressors... And bibles are everywhere! Check the drawer next time you're in a hotel. Just cause its there doesnt mean every hotel manager has an agenda. Much like said doctor.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    blueeyetight said[quote][cite]Jasonblue said[/cite]
    credo said
    dustin_K_tx said
    None of is quibble is worth a response. Live behind hateful words and labels and never stand on principle and fact. Same ole response....


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    Aug 01, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    Blueavenger saidThe doctor should still treat you regardless of his religious beliefs or lack of them and his treatment shouldn't change because of them.


    Fixed it for you. It's highly unprofessional - as in, "revoke the license" unprofessional - to treat patients differently on religious grounds, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.