Four questions about Religious Exemptions to vaccination should be asked:
What is a bona-fide religious exemption? Who has the authority to certify a religious exemption? If a religious exemption is challenged, who has authority to overturn it? Last but not least, what should a religious exemption be based upon?
The only question I can answer is the last one. The answer is FAITH! Personally, I have FAITH in the immune system that my creator designed. There are things we can do to keep it up to snuff like making sure we get the anti-oxidants necessary to maintain it. After all, that’s the way it was designed. As we age, our immune system oxidizes and weakens. It’s like the tin roof on a house. With time, it begins to oxidize or as with any metal – rust. That’s why some folks refer to us elderly as rusty ole fools. BUT, with anti-oxidants, we can reinforce our immune systems. What do yawl young wiper snappers think of that?
As far as separating religious objections from politics, that’s a no-brainer! It’s called THE FIRST AMENDMENT!
80 years ago (4 JST’s) on 12/7/1941 it was said, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” There are those that fear the vax, and there are the vaxed that fear the unvaxed as well as the unvaxed that fear the vaxed. Then there are the politicians and medical authorities that scare the hell out of both! (See “Cosmic Clockworks I” in main menu and “Those of Little or No Faith” seven posts down from this one.)
Last but not least, there’s the She Wolf (B word for a female dog) governor of New York. Only Jesus Christ has apostles! From the PNW article below:
“Way Beyond Her Place
But to say that God is actually speaking to people to get vaccinated and they’re not listening to Him is to go way beyond her place as governor — and I would underscore those words “way beyond” about 100 times for emphasis’ sake. She would even be way out of line as a pastor to make such a statement. But as a governor? Really?
Who appointed her the arbiter of what God is and is not saying to His children? And what of those who, after much prayer, reflection, counsel, and serious research, concluded that the vaccine was not for them? She is also going to denigrate these people as not smart?
She continued, “I need you to be my apostles.”
I need you to go out and talk about it and say, we owe this to each other. We love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live, I want our kids to be safe when they’re in schools, I want to be safe when you go to a doctor’s office or to a hospital and are treated by somebody, you don’t want to get the virus from them.”
“I also will choose (test/try) their delusions (*H8586), and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.”
*H8586 – תּעלוּל – ta‛ălûl – tah-al-ool’ – From H5953; caprice (as a fit coming on), that is, vexation; concretely a tyrant. KJV Usage: babe, delusion
>H5953 – עלל – ‛âlal – aw-lal’ – A primitive root; to effect thoroughly; specifically to glean (also figuratively); by implication (in a bad sense) to overdo, that is, maltreat, be saucy to, pain, impose (also literally) KJV Usage: abuse, affect, X child, defile, do, glean, mock, practise, throughly, work (wonderfully).
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matt. 24:5)
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24)
“But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Cor. 11:12-15)
“Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.” (Isaiah 30:8-13)