Dear Matzav Shmooze,
I am what people have been calling an “anti vaxxer.” Ever since the outbreak of measles my family has been subjected to name calling, ostracization and threats. It has been very hard ordeal for us but it is a sacrifice we are willing to make to protect our family from the dangerous toxins forced on us by the government and social pressure.
I understand that most of the readers on this site have a different opinion than I do on this issue. I’ve read through all the comments and I’ve seen both sides and their arguments. For the most part both sides have their answers and rely on their doctors and Rabbonim to decide what’s right for them.
But here is the one question that has yet to be addressed by the pro vaxxer side. With all the name calling and other types of bashing screaming about how doctors know what’s best, we’ve forgotten a deeper truth:
Since when do Torah Jews blindly follow science?
Every Jew I speak to, whether they vaccinate or not, knows that science is not always a field that can be trusted. Scientists are the ones who made up this fairy tale called evolution. These scientists would have you believe that human beings descend from monkeys! These same scientists will also tell you that the world is millions of years old when the Torah clearly contradicts it!
Another big lie that scientists tell us is how the global warming is going to destroy the world.
Everyone laughs at these so called scientific “discoveries” because we know they are ridiculous and go kneged hatorah. So why all of a sudden do we all believe the scientists and doctors when they tell us that vaccines are safe? Given their track record, this newfound faith in doctors and science is inconsistent. Shouldn’t someone who chooses to distrust the scienctific field get the benefit of the doubt that they might actually be right?
I believe that this measles outbreak is a call from Hashem for us to do teshuva and turn back to trusting only in Him. Maybe the real difference between the pro vaxxers and the anti vaxxers is that some Jews have become too self assured and declared kochi v’otzem yadi instead of placing their trust in the true Rofeh Cholim.
Your Neighbor The Anti Vaxxer