Medications Restricted by Different Religions
Anything used in prevention, diagnosis and curing of diseases is known as medicine. A human will have symptoms in case of an illness. The doctor then determines if the person has a disease. After the doctor discovers the person is ill, he/she will be given medication in form of injections, drugs or advice on eating habits. On the other hand, a religion is a cultural system with a strong belief in supernatural powers.
Muslim, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism are the major religious groups in the world. These groups have strong unseen powers that determine a person’s destiny. They also restrict the use of certain medication, foods, drinks and other things. 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 medications that should be avoided by different religions.
Christianity restrict the usage of family planning and abortion medication. Drugs used in restricting the number of children a woman can give birth to are known as family planning drugs. The act of terminating a pregnancy is referred to as abortion. God instructed Adam and Eve to go and fill the world after He created them. Christianity restricts the methods that control the population including medication. A Christian supposed to do neither family planning nor abortion. A Christian is supposed to read Billy Graham Quotes and like the Christ Like Media Facebook page to learn more on this.
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 sick follower is supposed to visit the Christian Scientist for prayers in order to cure the illness. 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. Members of this kind of churches normally die because of diseases since their scientists are unable to cure many diseases.
Some Christianity groups and Muslim restrict the use of some animal-derived drugs. 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. These Christianity groups argue that if you consume pork and its products, you will get demons. In the Quran, Allah has restricted the use of swine flesh and its products.
Rastafarians restricts medications from animal products. Rastafarians are not supposed to consume animal products. They only have permission to eat food which is lightly cooked. These are the drugs that should be avoided by various religious groups.