Laying in bed the other night and I started to think about health and religion and how they are very similar. This was the night that I had checked myself out of the hospital that I had been admitted to the night before due to a mini-stroke or in medical terms a TIA. I checked myself out after a Doctor who had not even seen me that day decided to change my meds and we also found out that no one at the hospital had contacted my Cardiologist or Internest after telling us they did.
Needless to say, I checked out came home and am now okay. This all led to….
The Aha Moment
So here we are with what I have found to be the 5 reasons that Health and Religion are similar. You are either going to love this or hate this but just know I am not knocking either religion or health. I just find it ironic how much they could be similar when you really sit and think about
I am going to do this backwards, starting with #5 and counting down to #1.
#5…. Arguments of Health and Religion: Now this is something that first came to mind. I’ve always been told religion creates arguments, lately healthcare does the same. People are critical of Obamacare and have no problem voicing their opinions. The same holds true for religion. Think of Westboro Baptist Church. Whenever their name comes up an argument begins.
#4….Going to Church or the Hospital: So the way I see this one you go to the hospital when you need to not when you want too. You go there to visit when there is a birth or someone near dying. You also go to Church when someone is born or has died as well as when you need something. So both Church and the Hospital are there when you need them.
#3….The Athieest and the Believer: This is an easy one. On both sides, religion and health there are those who believe in the medical professionals and those who don’t. Same as in religion. There is a supreme being there isn’t one. That’s a wrap.
#2….The Helpers: depending on religion or health you have angels and nurses. Seems to me in most cases these titles could be reversed in a given situation. Do you agree?
#1….God and Doctor: This should be an easy one for you. If you are a believer than God and the Doctor exist for you on both planes. If you are the other side of belief than it doesn’t matter to you does it?
I’m sure you may have some other examples and you are welcome to add them below in the comments and I will update the list. This is about all I could think of that night.