Off topic: The Hippocratic Oath
|June 5, 2009||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
Recently, I was in my dentist’s office. He has been my dentist for about 35 years, and was my children’s dentist until they grew up and moved away.
He is the best dentist anyone could hope for. He delivered me from much suffering, while pulling very few teeth. (He hates making people “edentulous,” because he knows how much they will suffer when they are old and their jaws have decayed, through lack of teeth to hold them in place.)
While I was waiting in his office recently, I chanced to see, framed on his wall, a modern version of the Oath of Hippocrates. I have sought a number of times since then the exact wording of the modern version on the Internet, but have not found it.
Basically, the Oath is pro-patient, and anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia, and anti-saving the state money by offing patients. No doctor or dentist has any business ending anyone’s life to spare the government expense or others’ inconvenience.
Will Americans follow our example, or just cave?
Here’s an unspeakable denunciation of the Oath, worthy of a materialist atheist culture, that should be denounced by every decent person who has aged parents. As a person who seeks care for my aged parents, you can guess which side I am on … can’t you?
As i said earlier, if anyone on this list can point me in the direction of the modern, non-pagan version of the Hippocratic Oath, I will be greatly indebted.