Friday, April 3, 2009

Doctors more dangerous than guns


(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are120,000.

(Calculation) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.


Now think about this:


(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.

(Yes, that's 80 million..)

(B) The number of accidental gun death per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

(Calculation) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.

Statistics courtesy of FBI


So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'




Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.


  1. Take it you are feeling better!

  2. I love the phrase " Guns dont kill people, Doctors do" I am sick of hearing people say guns are dangerous, it is the crazy people that think we should have tight gun regulations that are dangerous, lets take the guns away from the good guys and leave them in the hands of criminals and the "all Knowing" government. Thats Scary!! One of my favorite sermons from FWBC is "Physician of no Value" it goes perfectly with your post. I never understood the mentality people have towards doctors until I heard Pastor Anderson use the term "GOD MAN", which is so true, it is pretty sad that alot of people take the doctors word as the Gospel truth. Their advice turns many to a lifetime of drugs and treatments that should be avoided, they have a pretty good way of increasing revenue though, as long as people are sick they will make more and more money. Chad Argon

  3. However, everyone dies. Not everyone is exposed to guns. If one lives, they die. Even if they have never seen a doctor, they are included in the statistics. However, those who die of natural causes, accidents, and such are not necessarily exposed to guns. So the statistics are useless.

  4. Ban doctors? you must be joking! Who do you think is going to remove your child's inflamed/burst appendix? Or give you life saving treatment when you develop an allergic reaction, or a heart attack?

    With all due respect, doctors are really not the evil beings you make us out to be. Yes, we are human, but please dont insult us like this.

  5. mamame,

    I don't think you caught the fact that this was only talking about accidental deaths caused by physicians, not all people who die. Doctors cause more unnecessary deaths than guns in the US.


    please, you must be joking, or taking yourself way too serious. I only posted your comment because it shows how dumb most doctors, including yourself, are. If you didn't catch that saying "We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!" was tongue-in-cheek you are insane.

    But yes, I do think there are way too many doctors. I wish all they did were treatments like you described and similar. Rather, they often fumble and kill their patients because they know so little.

    For starters, many doctors do not believe in a God who created humans, but rather in evolution. The Bible says that the "fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" so doctors who think humans are getting better and better (= evolution) have the wrong idea and in fact know nothing.

    Because there are too many doctors, and they all want to stay in business, they drum up unnecessary work. Take for example pediatricians: you and I both know that 90% of their time is taken up doing useless well-child checkups ("They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick" - Mark 2:17). In fact, they leave children damaged because of the vaccinations.

    As far as the rest of the medical profession goes, sadly, their main job is to hand out drugs. Doctors don't know how to fix a problem, they just know how to eradicate its symptoms. If someone complains of backache, they give them a painkiller. Over time, it loses its effectiveness, so they give the patient stronger and stronger pain killers. These make the patient constipated, so a laxative is now needed. The laxative gives the patient a headache, so we need a different pain killer for that. When the patient gets a skin rash from all the drugs interacting with each other, they get a cortisone-based lotion. On and on.

    I have been translating medical articles from leading medical journals for 7 years now, please don't tell me that it isn't so. I have read of people who were on 8, 10, and more medications on an ongoing basis. In fact, I personally KNOW people like that. If a patient has to take a drug every day of their life, you failed your job of fixing their condition. You are simply masking the effects.

    I have been studying natural medicine for longer than doctors go to medical school, and I know at least as much as most of them about health. Especially since I take an interest in it, and don't just do it for the money. I'm also not the average drunk college student, so what I learn actually sticks with me.

    I know there are SOME good doctors, and I know that SOMETIMES people need to see one. If you are one of them, more power to you.

  6. In reality there are actually a shortage of doctors in the US.

    While I have met doctors like you have described, not all doctors are so quick to prescribe medications. My family has a doctor we like very much and he does take a more natural approach.

    Before you jump to any conclusions, please realize that as a nurse I tend to have a low opinion in general of doctors.

  7. "If a patient has to take a drug every day of their life, you failed your job of fixing their condition. You are simply masking the effects."

    This statement is not always true. There ARE conditions that taking a medication for the rest of your life is the treatment, and not the masking of a condition. One example: Synthroid.

    My husband has to take this medication everyday for the rest of his life because his thyroid was removed due to thyroid cancer. Since your body cannot function properly without a thyroid, since it's an essential organ of your endocrine system, you have to take the synthetic hormone to balance things out. That is an example of a medication he takes to fix the problem, not mask symptoms.

    I know you mistrust most doctors, but to make blanket statements about most doctors knowing nothing tends to weaken your argument. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this is your blog, so I certainly expect it to reflect your thoughts and beliefs. I respect that, even though I don't agree with you on many things.

    Yes, there are dangerous doctors. There are also dangerous midwives and dangerous people in every profession that have the ability to impact your life in a much mire significant way than one might think.

    I believe people have the right to own guns if they wish. I just don't think comparing that to doctors is worthwhile.

    On a post a long time ago, (I believe it was your post on what your son said about Obama, but I may be wrong) I asked you a question about owning guns. You had stated that you believe God will protect your family from evil people and that you will not be harmed. I asked if you believed that, why you own guns. I'm asking in sincerity, not rudely. :)

  8. Also important to note is that you didn't actually write any of this, just copy and pasted "facts" word for word from this *highly reputable* sight.

    (Which, oddly enough, urges users to consult a physician before brainwashing themselves healthy.)

  9. The New Mind web site reeks of New Age content. It's very interesting you are using their information. It's also very disturbing.

  10. Pascha,

    you're right, there are some rare cases such as insulin-dependent diabetes that require permanent medication. I was talking more along the lines of pain killers. And you are right, there are incompetent midwives, but not as many as incompetent doctors (both in absolute and relative numbers).

    As far as guns and God keeping me safe: God expects us to take reasonable precaution ourselves (= owning a gun for self-defense), but without His help, no measure of safety I take can keep me safe.


    actually, I copied it from here:

    I have never been to the website you reference.


    why are you so quick to jump to the conclusion that I use information from a New Age website? I guess you would be pretty disturbed if you believe third-party hearsay on a regular basis.

  11. Well, I think you might be a little bit extreme in wanting to ban doctors. You have brought up some very valid points though. I like the idea of more moderate legislation like "Doctor Control" or perhaps have a mandatory 1 week waiting period before you're allowed to see a doctor. If the Obama administration sees this as a threat, they might try to get legislation passed that would limit a doctors access to medicine (since they can't just outright outlaw doctors.)

  12. Using the same figure of 1500 annual deaths due to guns but then the figures of 300 million for the U.S. population and one gun for every man, woman and child, the death rate per gun plummets to .000005 ! That makes 34,200 times more dangerous doctors than guns!! However, many doctors successfully treat many gun-shot wounds!

    American doctors are also the middle-men and pushers for drug companies that them all so rich! On Discovery Health Channel TV shows like Mystery Diagnosis every story tells of the patient seeing many inadequate, incompetent or ineffective doctors many times who dismiss their ailments, complaints, concerns and symptoms or misdiagnosis and mistreat them before finally finding a specialist who identifies and treats the disease and thus solves the affliction and mystery, and sometimes saves the patient's life!! So hats off, salutes and thanks to medical specialists!

  13. I live in Asia and I'm a born again Christian. I happen to believe that God has given us healing properties in Nature itself in its abundance of trees and plants. And traditional medicine like the Indian Ayurveda and ancient Chinese pure herb remedies have done wonders to cure ailments Western medicine can never do. People with arthrities, stroke, etc who cannot be helped by Western doctors receive great improvement from herbal remedies.

    The Western world of medicine cruelly tests on animals and forces them to go through great pain and suffering just to test drugs. These drugs are always only a temporary relief and have side effects that damage internal organs such as kidneys, etc. Many viruses even get immune to these drugs which mutate such as the Swine Flu we are now seeing.

    Yet Man continues to rape our forests in the name of civilization and development leaving ugly concrete buildings and the poor animals displaced.


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