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RE: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union

From: user 7.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:48 PM
Quite right. 
  I'm reminded of a book called 'Peoples Padre' written by an ex 
catholic priest
long ago. He pushed for the church to open a hospital on the poor side of
phoenix. If i remember correctly the hospital took off, made money and didn't
serve the poor so well anymore. He got pissed and the churched exed him. I
suppose thats the answer to the earlier qustion as to how so many hospitals
have religious affiliations. A couple do-gooders in a church with lots 
of money
to invest quite a while ago. Todays hospitals are big moneymakers, whoose
original investors are mighty glad they did. Now however with christian
sociopathic beaurocrats running them, they can dic with religious dissenters
same as the church got rid of that priest. In Brittain do they still call
nurses 'sisters' or some such, weren't all hospitals there run by em?

Quoting Abby <[address removed]>:

> If religion in these hospitals doesn't play any role in decision-making at
> the ground level, why are they firing atheists on this mailing list?
> ~Abby
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of C.J. 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15,[masked]:01 PM
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: RE: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of
> the Union
> I wouldn't worry about it (religious affiliated hospitals); I have a couple
> of friends who are doctors at St. David's and they are not religious. It
> doesn't seem to play any role in decision making at ground level... 
> occasionally some doctor's may use religion when talking to a relative about
> someone who's just passed, i.e. "He/She is in a better place now, but
> sometimes even non-religious doctors do this if they think it will make
> things hurt less...  I've said it when I knew the person I was talking too
> believed... 
>  I doubt it really effects the quality of care you get in Austin though. 
> Now would I go to a Mormon hospital in Utah and admit I was agnostic.... 
> No...  but in Austin I am not really concerned.... 
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