Medication Barred to Members of Various Religious Groups
Anything used in prevention, diagnosis and curing of diseases is known as medicine. All people experience some signs if they have an illness. A diagnosis is then done by the doctor in a health facility. The doctor then gives medication mainly in form of an injection or swallowing drugs if he/she discovers the person is ill. On the other hand, a religion is a cultural system with a strong belief in supernatural powers.
Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim and Hinduism are the religious groups with many followers in the world. They believe in strong supernatural powers that influence a person life. These religious groups advise their followers to avoid the use of some medication, drinks and food among others things completely. The followers of this religions should avoid using the restricted things otherwise he/she will be going against his/her religion which has some consequences. Below are the different medications restricted by different religious groups.
Christians should avoid using abortion and children control medication. Drugs used in restricting the number of children a woman can give birth to are known as family planning drugs. The process of removing an unborn baby from the womb is known as abortion. After God created Adam and Eve, he told them to go and sire children in order to fill the world. Christianity restricts the methods that control the population including medication. A Christian supposed to do neither family planning nor abortion. To know more about Christians’ restricted medication, read the late Billy Graham Quotes or like the Christ Like Media.
The Church of Christ restricts the use of medication completely. If a member of Church of Christ gets ill, He/she is barred from going to a health facility. The member is supposed to seek medication from a Christian Scientist Practitioner who heals through prayers. If a member breaks his/her hands, legs or bones, he/she should go to a hospital, have his/her bones set then seek prayers from their Christian Scientists. Many followers of these churches die of diseases since their Scientists are unable to cure most diseases.
Muslim and some Christianity groups restrict some animal-derived medications. Pork products should be avoided by many Christianity groups and all Muslims. In the story in the Bible, Jesus sent demons from demon-possessed men to a herd of pigs. The pigs immediately went down a steep valley into a lake where they drowned. Therefore, Christians argue that if you consume pork, you also consume the demons which were sent into the pigs by Jesus. In the Quran, Allah has restricted the use of swine flesh and its products.
Rastafarians should avoid animal-derived medication. Rastafarians are not supposed to consume animal products. They only have permission to eat food which is lightly cooked. The above are the medications restricted by major religious groups.