Information icon.svg Our policy on articles on living people is under review. Your comments and inputs are welcome on the relevant project talkpage.

Talk:Disease

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Creationists recognize microorganisms[edit]

Some of them have gone so far as to demand sample cultures of e. coli, for example. (This relates to an early version of this page.) Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 20:52, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

referring to the last version of this page[edit]

Does the bible say at all that diseases are caused by microorganisms?Dosen't it say they are caused by demons?--Thedoctor80 (talk) 20:20, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Have you read any of it?
No, it doesn't mention "microorganisms" specifically, since it was written quite a long time ago and well before germ theory. It does contain a rudimentary understanding of contagion, since there is a lot of stuff in the Torah about hygiene, sanitary disposal of waste, maintenance of clean drinking water sources, avoiding contain with corpses, quarantining plague sufferers, etc. There are references to both God and Satan smiting people with diseases, or creating plagues, & to people being miraculously cured of disease, but I am not aware of anything in the Bible saying that disease itself is caused by demons. If you know of a passage saying this, please quote it here for discussion.
I still don't think "what the Bible says" is very relevant to an article on disease, unless for example there are people in the modern world denying the existence of microorganisms based on something the Bible says. WėąṣėḷőįďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 21:04, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Leviticus 13 gives diagnostic signs of leprosy, and calls for priestly examination of suspected garments. You can bet your sweet bippy that those folks were familiar with the macroscopic traits of yeast, mold and other microorganisms. I don't believe they ascribed the leavening of bread to demons... Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 21:09, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Devils and diseases[edit]

In response to the previous posting of several years ago - there is some 'significant angle to reality' coverage of disease - eg [1] and [2] - if anyone has the patience to pursue the topic. Anna Livia (talk) 12:46, 9 April 2019 (UTC)