On the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, a cruise ship belonging to the Church of Scientology has been quarantined after a case of measles turned up on board, according to the NYT. Several high profile Scientologists have spoken out against vaccines in the past, despite the church saying it “takes no position one way or the other on [the] issue".Is this a new or atypical tendency? Nope. A quick search of the Aberree shows several diatribes against vaccination from Hubbardite writers in the '50s. This isn't new or atypical. Here's part of a diatribe from 1957: As with similar modern diatribes, there's a LOT of truth in the major point about public health and Big Pharma profit. BUT: Vaccination was KNOWN TO WORK long before Big Pharma came along, and vaccination STILL WORKS. It's genuinely hard to separate this one exception from the major rule, but we have to separate it if we want to survive. Time to make a special version of my HA HA HA image.
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