Thursday, January 25, 2007
Showing Some Spine
This is a good one ...
From The Christian Chronicle:
The more Dr. Don Selvidge learns about the intricacies of God’s design of the human body, the stronger his faith becomes, he says.
“Throughout my career in the health field, I have been awed by the way the human body is ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ by God,” he said.
A chiropractor and part-time minister for the DeWitt Avenue church, Selvidge writes a regular column called “The Creator’s Design for Health” for the Coles County Leader.
Selvidge said the column presents “the details of the Creator’s intelligent design of the human body” and explains “how God gave careful attention to the food supply created to give the body what it needed for health and healing.”
Talk about not taking your work home with you!
I'm sure Mr. Selvidge is a very reputable chiropractor who knows many of the intricacies of the design of the human body, but I can't help but wondering if he is awed by all this marvellous stuff in the same way that Sylvia Browne is awed by all the angels she sees, or if he is awed in the same way that St. Ambrose awed St. Augustine with amazing miracles, or any other of the more reputable fleece flockers with fancy titles. But as I said, I'm sure Dr. Selvidge is very reputable and is quite on the up-and-up, I'm sure.
But that doesn't even change the point. Someone dedicated specifically to alleviating the problems with the human spine has to do better than just make sanctimonious noises about the human body being ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ in order to be taken seriously.