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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: Presentation by Fr. Chad Hatfield at the Conference on Religious Freedom
Posted by Al on 6/14/2012, 12:39 am, in reply to "Re: Presentation by Fr. Chad Hatfield at the Conference on Religious Freedom"
Message modified by user Al 6/14/2012, 2:06 am
Didn't you know? National Health Care is why Europe is imploding! It is eating up almost 45% of what health care does in the US in per capita spending, % of GDP and % of government spending. Almost 45% of what you pay in the US in terms of every metric.
And what does that 55% less in per capita spending get us? More 1.9 times more doctors per capita than the US, wasting their time treating everyone equally instead of owning a stable of expensive cars and limiting their practice to those who can pay.
It is severely rationed. We have had to wait upwards of 45 minutes for a walk in to see a NHC doctor about a touch of the flu during tourist season, when the population here swells 10 fold. If we choose to see a private physician, it can cost as much as $60 (US) for an office visit with a specialist. Heck, once a private dermatologist had the nerve to do a bit of minor cryosurgery on the two of us and would only bill us 50 Euro total for two - partly because we both were in her office at the same time. Our US insurance company questioned the bill because it was so LOW. The nerve of that physician causing us insurance problems.
And believe me, Leo, it's going to get worse. Because universal access to health care causes folks here to have a longer life expectancy than you enjoy in the US, there will be more of us waiting in line for 45 mins to see a doctor, including those with "pre-existing conditions" (perish the thought).
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