Had to share this convo I had with someone recently on FB.. Non-Vaccination vs Vaccination

I know this isn't an Atheist thing per se... but if it's worth anything Katrina, my cousin, is a Young Earther.

Reading over it again, it has echos of the same ignoring of accurate information that theists in general seem to have. 

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Comment by Ron V on January 3, 2012 at 7:38pm

Yet another reflection of scientific illiteracy- something I find commonly associated with theists.

Comment by Cristynfaye on January 3, 2012 at 7:45pm

Its an interesting debate.  I tend to side with the vaccinations, and when/if I have children, they will be getting their vaccines.  I know that for some parents it can be a really touchy subject....but I also think there is a sort of mania surrounding it that scares people into believing there are harmful effects of vaccines, and of course, parents only want to do what is best for their children.  Doing or believing anything without proper research is always an unwise thing to do.

Comment by Bryan B on January 4, 2012 at 2:54am

I have done the research, these people are crazy and dangerous. http://neverthoughttoquestionwhy.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/anti-vacc...

Comment by Rob Klaers on January 4, 2012 at 2:59am

Bryan .. those are the Pox Parties I mention in the post.. 

Comment by Bryan B on January 4, 2012 at 3:05am

ya if they are so far gone they will deliberately put their own child in that much danger than it's pretty clear what their credibility is.

Comment by Tim Palmer on January 4, 2012 at 10:41am

You can't fix stupid.  Get your kids vaccinated, save their life or at least a lot of pain and suffering.

Comment by Hannah Cutts on January 7, 2012 at 7:12am

Part of me kind of understands where they come from. I live in the UK, and our vaccination system seems a lot less harsh than the American system - my American fiancé told me that he got very ill as a young child because his system was overloaded with vaccines in a short period of time, whereas ours are spread out over the first 5 years, and then they introduce the HPV vaccine, for girls only, when they reach around 14 or 15, just before they become sexually active.

But I agree with Tim Palmer, and everyone else here, this is ridiculous, the tiny chance of harm that may be caused by receiving the vaccines is nothing compared to the pain they will go through if they get the full blown disease. I swear they should just make vaccines compulsory, and screw the crazies that obviously cannot see what is best for their children.

We live in developed countries where we have access to this, why don't we take advantage of it?!

Comment by Rob Klaers on January 8, 2012 at 4:38am

Hannah.. mind if I ask, how many shots he got such that he got sick? I ask because here in the U.S, by 15 months a child is getting 9 vaccines via 3 shots .. MMR in one, Influenza in another and the rest in a 3rd during one visit. 

 0 - 6 year Vaccination schedule

Comment by Hannah Cutts on January 8, 2012 at 4:51am

To be perfectly honest, I don't know. He said that he had a lot, and when I asked how many, he mumbled a vague number and said I'd have to ask his mum, and then went back to how God obviously had a plan for him and kept him alive, or something like that. I think he's secretly against vaccination.

Thanks for the schedule, it doesn't look too different to ours in the UK at all =) 

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