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I need to write a religious exemption letter I NEED YOUR HELP :)

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by KirkPsalm, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. KirkPsalm

    KirkPsalm New Member

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    i have to answer 3 questions
    1. Please identify your religious beliefs, practices, or observances which conflict with the company's Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
    2. Please describe how your religious beliefs, practices, or observances conflict with receiving a Covid-19 vaccination.
    3. Please fully describe the facts, circumstances and reasons you feel an accommodation should be made in this circumstance.

    I've plan to explain my feelings on the development of the vaccine and how i would feel like i am sanctioning the further development of drugs using fetal cells and that i cannot condone that due to how we have been wonderfully made, referring to Ps. 139 and that i believe abortion is murder.
    I am further going to assert that anything not done in faith is sin, referring to the verse at the end of Romans 14, to take i shot knowing what i know is a betrayal of my own conscience because i am a new creation in Christ i cannot do what i believe would not be pleasing to God.

    Can you my dear brothers and sister in Christ help me drive this home? Pleeeaaaaasee?
    i do not desire to fire up a debate just looking for a little help. Thank you.
    Hope this is in the right place.
     
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  2. BobRyan

    BobRyan Junior Member Supporter

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    1. The mRNA vaccines such as pFizer and Moderna do not use fetal cell artifacts.
    2. All other vaccines use replicated cells from one person in the 1950's so no new people are involved other than that one person over 70 years ago. No additional babies contribute to that technology other than the one that died 70 years ago. And the physical cells taken then have also long since died. We only have cells replicated from that left for us today.
    3. So are you going to say that neither you nor any of your family has ever had any vaccine at all as a result of that conviction?
    4. No matter how many people get vaccinated with the Johnson&Johnson standard vaccine technology - (whether that number is zero or a billion) no babies will be affected and even the cells from the one that died 70 years ago no longer exist - what does exist is replicated cells.
     
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  3. Ezana

    Ezana Ιησούς Χριστός Νικά

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  4. Petros2015

    Petros2015 Well-Known Member

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    Huh. Thanks for posting. I am vaxxed, but going to do a deep dive into what St. Paithos said

    In one of his books, entitled “Spiritual Counsels II:Spiritual Awakening,”Saint Paisios displays his gift of foresight by predicting that a new vaccine

    I've seen too much on the internet lately completely misrepresenting or outright lying about what good men have said in order to further their own political purposes. When I followed the reference link in the document, I arrived here

    36. Saint Paisios Warns Against the Vaccine
    A Vaccine: Those Taking it will be Marked

    Which is way too conspiracy related in it's interpretation of the quote it uses for me to take seriously. However, I do feel like the document as a whole is a good and relevant reason to practice religious exemption if one chooses. So, I'm going to order St. Paisios actual book, which I'm sure will do me good on balance to read as a whole. If I find anything different I will post an exerpt from a cell phone photo of the page. And if I find something completely beautiful and unrelated inside, I'll probably do that too :)

    While I probably could not help you with the first point, I feel like the document Ezana posted does make several strong arguments for that, which I was not aware of and now understand a little better. I have not checked the validity of any of it's referencing sources other than what I described above, but on the surface the seem like they may be legitimate, not sure. I probably could help someone write something on the Romans 14 point, and I feel like it alone would be valid reason for claiming religious exemption, if you are led in this direction. I'll give it a little thought and may post again later.

    Blessings to all who seek Truth, and may we always be counted among them.

    7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

    Seek Truth, find Truth
    Seek Fear, find Fear
    Seek Christ, find Christ

    May we all choose wisely
     
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  5. Petros2015

    Petros2015 Well-Known Member

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    $44. Ouch! Truth seeking is expensive lol. But, on it's way. I think it probably contains the quote as posted on the site, which talks about fish and lasers, btw. But hopefully something beautiful for me as well.

    Oh and congratulations on converting to Orthodoxy ;)
     
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