WHEN: Late Saturday Morning
WHY: Getting my RX to fix Sinus/Ear infection
MOOD: Miserable and soon to become angry.
So there I sat in the pharmacy, waiting for my name to be called so I could get on with the rest of my day. All I wanted was to get my RX, eat some food, take the meds and go to bed. I couldn't breath and my ears hurt so much that I was down right miserable.
All the good magazines were being read and my iPhone battery was down to a single red bar, which kept me from tweeting, emailing, or looking up fabulous and obscure facts on the Internet.
I spied one of those spin-ee, book carousels thingies with inspirational/feel good reported bests sellers for my viewing/reading/purchasing pleasure.
I thought maybe I could find something that would help me out of my funk. I scanned the titles and nothing moved me enough to actually pick it up and start reading.
And then, sitting on the third shelf, I saw it. I could feel my ears turn as red on the outside as they most likely were on the inside and I was not happy.
I'm talking about THIS:
I grabbed the book and sat down, I flipped through it and found the following page:
NEWS FLASH: Don Colbert, M.D. If the bible actually cured diabetes, every single PWD (Person With Diabetes) would have jumped on this cure years ago.
HOW DARE YOU PEDDLE PEOPLES FAITH AS A CURE!
I'm not against God or people who find comfort in the bible - I get it. Where ever one finds comfort; hope, and or inspiration is alright with me. Some find it in the bible, Koran, or teachings of Buddha. Some find it in nature or in poetry. Many find in in their child's smile.
I am against pimping your "miracle cure" in the name of God. I consider it false advertising,and I feel that your book adds to the perpetuation of blame for not being "good enough" that most PWDs struggle with every single day,24X7.
I also think that your book will illicit false hope to a population desperate to find a cure, and I know that a belief in prayer over insulin could cause people to ditch their meds w/ the hopes that if they just pray hard enough, they will be cured. Those people won't be cured, but they will go to heaven much sooner than they should have- thanks to you and your book.
If you want me to get all religious - I consider you a false prophet using God & the bible as a way for you to make a profit off my disease.
I hope God forgives you and me, because I'm really having a tough time with the concept of forgiveness right now. I'd like to tell you face to face, to "go to hell!"