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Why the Health Nazis are on the March
Canada Free Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

They say “Jolly is the fat man,” but perhaps not when he’s being chased (and, I’m sure, caught) like a Frankenstein monster by the Body Cult crazies. And that is the case today, as it has become fashionable to affront the friendly-fronted.

It seems most anything goes now: bloated houses, bloated egos, bloated libidos, bloated bureaucracies, bloated government—except bloated bellies. And a perusal of the news makes this clear, with a never-ending stream of stories about obesity this and obesity that. For example, headlining Drudge the other day was a piece about how fathead officials in Massachusetts propose to ban school bake sales—even before and after school hours—to combat obesity. This, of course, is just the next step in a progression that has seen localities purge schools of cookies and sodas along with the faith and patriotism that was deemed unhealthful long before.

We also had the San Francisco Stupidvisors, who run the city (into the ground), who banned toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals. Deliciously, the restaurant chain circumvented the law by charging an extra ten cents for those who want the toy. I would’ve really rubbed the health Nazis’ noses in it and made it a penny.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bake; health; laws; obesity
This is one of the funniest articles I've read in a long time. And it has some good philosophy toward the end too.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:57 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Alcohol is just as life-threatening as being fat.

And, what about the gay life-style and the expense of treating AIDS.

And how about sitting on the beach for hours. Hello, skin cancer.

This is so much BS.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Paladins Prayer

“The irony here is that the health Nazis would have had the overindulgent Ohio mother’s back if she’d ended her boy’s life in the womb. But merely increase the chances of shortening his life by feeding him too many Twinkies? You’re a derelict mother! “

It’s a power trip. If one is allowed to live, one must live as a slave to the dictates of the power elite who know best what is good for one.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Because Communism always ushers in a cratering of food production, and they need to start preparing the sheeple for it now.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 6:01:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Paladins Prayer

1 Timothy 4:8

8 “...for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

I agree with Mr. Duke. This health craze is mostly driven by secularists. This life is all they have, so that’s why they worship beauty and health. These health nuts, who wax eloquently about all the elixirs, rare plants, etc. necessary to keep their bodies pure of saturated fat (shudder!), are the same folks pushing sodomy as normal and abortion as simple contraception.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
This health craze is mostly driven by secularists. This life is all they have, so that’s why they worship beauty and health. These health nuts, who wax eloquently about all the elixirs, rare plants, etc. necessary to keep their bodies pure of saturated fat (shudder!), are the same folks pushing sodomy as normal and abortion as simple contraception.

OH Bull crap. I work out 6-7 days per week and really watch what I eat and this does not match me nor anyone I know who has the same healthy lifestyle as I do...and I know a bunch of people in the health/fitness industry.

6 posted on 05/10/2012 6:09:19 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Paladins Prayer

We have the fattest starving kids in the world.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If socialism collapses the economy, good luck finding all the rare foods and diet supplements the health nuts take religiously. Balanced diet? Ha! They’ll be glad (and lucky) to eat gruel. I’m sure the state will enact price controls to keep food affordable. Good luck finding any, eh?

(sorta like they intend to do with health care)


8 posted on 05/10/2012 6:11:04 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
I was a weightlifter for the better part of twenty years. Because of my BMI, I am considered "morbidly obese".

Yeah... My waist-line has expanded a bit as I've gotten older, but I am more than strong enough to tear most of these pencil neck geeks in half with my bare hands. Literally.

And yet, I've got to sit here and listen to them try to take over one more aspect of our lives in their insatiable quest for more power.

Enough is enough. Either we stand here, or we back up and punt again. Just like we did with the smokers... Look how that turned out.

9 posted on 05/10/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Everything you do in the way of diet, supplements and messing with things in your blood affects you.
Cut out the fats and oils and then you get dry skin, because you aren’t producing sufficient glycerin to moisturize the skin.
Lower your cholesterol and you affect vitamin D production (vitamin D is what happens when cholesterol is exposed to sunlight).
Take vitamin D supplements and they may create toxic buildups.
Go vegetarian and you may have bone and teeth problems.
Everything affects everything else.
Just use common sense.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 6:22:16 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: trailhkr1

I was writing generally. There are exceptions to every rule. It is one thing to take care of your body, but the health nuts take it well beyond that. To a Bible-believing Christian, spiritual health is more important. Frankly, it does no good to extend one’s life a year or two if one faces eternal damnation when one dies.

Additionally, I think there’s something abnormal about the relatively recent fixation on health. It’s strange that that focus is (generally) coming from the same folks who are pushing the homosexual agenda and abortion, both of which are unhealthy. I do agree many modern Christians seem to be caught up in this health craze. While they don’t (generally) buy into the left’s sacraments of sodomy and abortion, I think they would be better to focus on Christ.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: trailhkr1
"OH Bull crap. I work out 6-7 days per week and really watch what I eat and this does not match me nor anyone I know who has the same healthy lifestyle as I do...and I know a bunch of people in the health/fitness industry."

I think you misunderstood his point. I didn't take the post to imply that every fitness buff (and I plead guilty to being one) is a food nazi. It took it to mean that these extremist food nazis are all ideologically driven humanists who are motivated by some extreme food purity mentality. They don't actually know or practice a healthy diet of moderation themselves but they see this as a way to further control others while at the same time patting themselves on the back for what a "good person" they are by helping those poor ignorant overweight people who just can't help themselves.

12 posted on 05/10/2012 6:24:53 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: trailhkr1; CitizenUSA

>>This health craze is mostly driven by secularists. This life is all they have, so that’s why they worship beauty and health. These health nuts, who wax eloquently about all the elixirs, rare plants, etc. necessary to keep their bodies pure of saturated fat (shudder!), are the same folks pushing sodomy as normal and abortion as simple contraception.”CUSA

OH Bull crap. I work out 6-7 days per week and really watch what I eat and this does not match me nor anyone I know who has the same healthy lifestyle as I do...and I know a bunch of people in the health/fitness industry.” trailhkr1<<

So? I have a different experience. I TAUGHT aerobics, I was a ballerina before kids and I say CitizenUSA is correct. Anecdotal evidence is not truth.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:30:21 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: CitizenUSA
It is one thing to take care of your body, but the health nuts take it well beyond that.

The wac job people you talk about are maybe 1% of the people in the health industry and that is probably a high figure. And who cares anyway? I know people with many other hobbies that place their hobbies over God. Why the hate on people who talk care of themselves? Why are you picking on them?

To a Bible-believing Christian, spiritual health is more important. Frankly, it does no good to extend one’s life a year or two if one faces eternal damnation when one dies.

Isn't there parts in the Bible that talk about sloth and treating your body as a temple?

Additionally, I think there’s something abnormal about the relatively recent fixation on health. It’s strange that that focus is (generally) coming from the same folks who are pushing the homosexual agenda and abortion, both of which are unhealthy.

You are so wrong on this it's frightening. People have a "fixation" on health today due to the fact many know what an unhealthy eating lifestyle has done to them and their families and are sick of going through life fat/lack of energy/chronic health conditions it brings(fat).

I do agree many modern Christians seem to be caught up in this health craze. While they don’t (generally) buy into the left’s sacraments of sodomy and abortion, I think they would be better to focus on Christ.

Why not do both? (health and Christianity?)

Face it we have a serious health crisis in the country due to obesity.

14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:36:20 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: netmilsmom

A healthy lifestyle of proper diet, daily exercise & weight control is fine as long as it’s an individual’s choice.

And one doesn’t have to be a secularist. The Bible teaches that “your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit”.

However, I cringe whenever someone says, “I want to leave behind a good-looking corpse”. Ewwwww!!


15 posted on 05/10/2012 6:36:43 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: netmilsmom
So? I have a different experience. I TAUGHT aerobics, I was a ballerina before kids and I say CitizenUSA is correct. Anecdotal evidence is not truth

I post on several large fitness sites and most people who really take care of themselves, eat right and work out, I have found tend to be middle of the road or conservative.

16 posted on 05/10/2012 6:43:54 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: netmilsmom

Except that you’re conflating two ve3ry different things. What was expressed here was not anecdotal evidence — it was philosophy. Note that no anecdotes were actually provided.

Also remember that we’re not talking here about people like you (necessarily), but those who get health so out of perspective that they seek to control others’ health. And then I also have to mention that you may be a victim of the phenomenon in question. Do you go to Church regularly? Do you think about and pray to God daily? When you do it tends to place physical health in greater perspective.

Besides, it seems like you’re feeling self-conscious, which would indicate that the poster his a nerve. Otherwise, why the emotional reaction?


17 posted on 05/10/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Come on folks! Start thinking like a Democrat! They need more tax money to buy votes and mansions. The tobacco industry is their model. Food is bad, so we must tax it to pay for the health problems and reduce the consumption. Then, they use the tax money to buy votes and mansions. This is just another money-grab by the Democrats. They could care less about anyone’s health.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: elcid1970

The author mentioned the temple of the soul. But I think you’re all missing the point. no one here is questioning the making of prudent health decisions. We’re talking about the obsession with health and fitness that many people today exhibit.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 6:48:26 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

I was quoting two different posters. See the quotes and names after?

I’m the one who found my co-workers to be health worshipers. All I was saying was that My experience was different than another poster’s so neither of us are correct.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: trailhkr1

Just don’t treat your diet as an idol.
Don’t forsake fellowship with others over your diet.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 6:51:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: trailhkr1

>>I post on several large fitness sites and most people who really take care of themselves, eat right and work out, I have found tend to be middle of the road or conservative. <<

AS you define conservative. Conservative in CA is not conservative in Georgia.

That’s all I’m saying.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Dead Corpse
"Enough is enough. Either we stand here, or we back up and punt again. Just like we did with the smokers... Look how that turned out. "

Careful what you wish for, it's not just power that our masters seek.
Cigarettes are (sort of) legal only because they are a source of government revenue, they are severely taxed.
Government has also latched onto gasoline and other hard to avoid commodities, check your 'phone bill.

Might be wise to enjoy those Oreos now before they come up with a 40% tax on "bad" foods and Crisco.

23 posted on 05/10/2012 6:55:37 AM PDT by norton
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To: netmilsmom
AS you define conservative. Conservative in CA is not conservative in Georgia.

I live in the midwest....

24 posted on 05/10/2012 6:57:57 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: norton

I’d rather do away with the bureaucracy that is running out of control.

If people want to do stupid sh*t to themselves, so be it. Don’t do it on my dime and don’t expect me to pony up my cash to fix you if you break yourself.

And yeah, it’s getting to the point where I’m willing to back that up with blood if need be.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: netmilsmom

Netmil,

Again, if I understand you correctly, you’re conflating anecdotal experiences with sound philosophy. Two people’s experiences may be different, and they both may be incorrect or correct. But this has nothing to do with what the truth of the matter is. And philosophy is the search for and expression of truth.

As for experiences, a child may encounter two mountain lions in his life, and neither may attack him. This doesn’t mean, though, that mountain lions aren’t dangerous animals.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: trailhkr1

I’m sorry if I struck a nerve. When the Bible talks about treating the body like a temple, I think it means don’t abuse your body with sin, like adultery, fornication, alcoholism, substance abuse, etc. I don’t think it means focusing a great deal of time or effort on physical fitness.

Doesn’t the Bible also say not to worry about what you eat or drink? It doesn’t seem scriptural to me to spend so much effort on trying to maintain the temple versus focusing on the spirit that resides in the temple. Christ certainly didn’t seem to spend much time dwelling on diet and exercise. I see diet and exercise can reach the point where it’s like the parable about the farmer who stored up his harvest. What good is a full harvest (or a super fit body) if tomorrow you die in a car crash?

Of course, you’re right that we all fall short by spending time on trivial things of this world rather than on the Lord’s work. I also agree we shouldn’t abuse our bodies. I try to eat responsibly and exercise on a regular basis. What we’re talking about are health Nazis who see diet and health as something more than that, and I’ll write it again, these are generally the same folks pushing irresponsible, unnatural, and unhealth sex, i.e. sodomy, and abortion.

I am always open to other opinions on scripture, btw, and don’t claim to have all the answers.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 7:32:49 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: elcid1970
The Bible does indeed say the body is the temple for the Holy Spirit. Now what do you think the Holy Spirit is concerned about, a low cholesterol count or avoiding sin? I know a lot of churches that spend a great deal of time, money, and effort on maintaining beautiful buildings, too. Like the Bible says, where your treasure is, that's where your heart will be, too. And, btw, that's an admonition to myself to focus on worldly things less and spiritual things more. May the Lord forgive me.
28 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Paladins Prayer; netmilsmom

Paladins Prayer: “We’re talking about the obsession with health and fitness that many people today exhibit.”

Exactly! BTW, you mistook another poster’s post for netmilsmom’s.

I do think there’s something evil going on in the world today that seems to be accelerating. People were interested in fitness decades ago, but this is different. For example, would you use fetal tissue to extend your life? I hope and pray I refuse that option if I’m ever presented with it, but I know many folks who would do nearly anything to extend their miserable existance for another day.

Some of this fitness stuff isn’t even rational. Like I wrote, these food Nazis freak out if Timmy brings a cupcake to school, but they have no problem telling Timmy it’s OK to sodomize his bud. It’s sick, and it seems to be getting worse.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 7:48:56 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

It is also in Scripture that nothing that goes into a man’s body can defile him, but what comes out of his mouth can defile him indeed.

Anyway, the Health Nazis are acting according to the dictates of their own religion. Like Islam, it commands fanatical aggression against nonbelievers.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: trailhkr1

>>I live in the midwest....<<

Hmmmm. Well that’s a strange turn of events.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: blueunicorn6
Start thinking like a Democrat! They need more tax money to buy votes and mansions. The tobacco industry is their model. Food is bad, so we must tax it to pay for the health problems and reduce the consumption. ... This is just another money-grab by the Democrats.

You're right. In addition, think about what is coming down the pike in a couple years. The full implementation of Obamacare. When rationing starts, as it inevitably will, progressives will use lifestyle choices to determine who gets care. If you are overweight, have diabetes or smoke, you will be denied care.

32 posted on 05/10/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: netmilsmom
Hmmmm. Well that’s a strange turn of events.

?????

33 posted on 05/10/2012 10:39:20 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Paladins Prayer

BTTT!


34 posted on 05/11/2012 12:00:59 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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