Losing Family Members to the Vaccine Debate

Today’s Sunday Special Podcast is going to be a different tone than usual. I am dealing with the loss of family members due to my family’s stance on the vaccine debate and vaccinating our child. I prepared to lose them over the debate, but am I really ready for the loss? Please be praying for my family during this time as we need them! God’s Will is just and beautiful in every situation.

If you can recall, I have made the correlation between the vaccine debate and Kanye West in a previous podcast.

Intro

The vaccine debate has two sides that are completely convinced that they are correct. This debate is much like the Calvinism vs Arminianism debate that we cover here at Living in Repentance. We lose friends and loved ones because of our stances, but is it worth the loss?

Both sides of the issue are determined to win. The extremes of both parties suggest that the other side is going to kill all of the children in the world if their worldview dominates. But is that really the case?

Family History

I come from a family of nurses or loved ones apart of the, “medical industrial complex”. My mother, cousin, cousin, aunt, aunt, and great aunt are all nurses here in central Ohio. They are all determined to believe that my wife and I are some Alex Jones’ loving conspiracy “nuts” with our firm stance on being against vaccines.

But can’t we just be concerned parents? I have a hard time being patient with people that just want to paint us as uninformed on the issue. Just because you are on the side that is the majority does not mean that the minority does not do their own homework. In fact, I can say with great confidence that I am more studied on the topic than most of my loved ones!

The truth of the matter is that in the end it does not matter what side is correct. We both want the world to be a better place for our children and their children.

Quick Thoughts on Vaccine Debate

I personally believe that we should not vaccinate in most circumstances. I mean… God did make an immune system for a reason.

We can bring up study after study to suggest that our viewpoint on this subject is correct until we both are blue in the face, but ultimately it is rare that either of us would ever change our mind.

I still have yet to understand how we cannot still have a relationship?

My wife lost her best friend to this debate. I lost my family. But why are the pro vaccine crowds so quick to disavow the loved ones that disagree with them? I have a feeling that in my case my family is afraid to find out that they have been wrong this whole time.

Vaccines are like 9/11, don’t you dare ever ask questions.

God bless

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Sunday Special Podcast 7/8/2018

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Hello and what a blessed day we have to rejoice with one another!

My church today released a group going on a mission trip to one of the most poorest nations on earth. Our pastor discussed how we believe one day that the doors to this nation will be permanently shut from Christian aid. Until then, we are to pray and make disciples in that poor nation.

What a blessing is it to live in the United States? A country with plenty of problems, but we still have the chance to worship our Lord and Savior with one another each Sunday, without worry of persecution.

This week we are discussing recent events from the week and some commentary on the blogs I enjoyed writing the most.

Topics today:

Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp

China Orders Pastors to Reveal Personal Details About Churchgoers, Report Youth Who Go to Church

┬áTrump: Will Twitter ax NYT, WaPo in purge of ‘fake’ accounts?

Fury as feminist activist says she’s ‘confused’ seeing black man with pro-NRA and Tea Party bumper stickers

 

God bless!