Originally posted by djohnsto77
annestacey, your post is so over-the-top fearmongering it's incredible.
Yeah at first I thought it seemed that way also, but all of that information came from the NewsTarget website and Mike Adams is not really a
fear-mongering kind of person. He is very truthful in his reporting and because a lot of people fail to pay attention to these issues, sometimes it
requires the bells to be sounded a bit louder. I invite you to read his latest articles on this topic.
This is an excerpt from today's article right on the front page (the other articles are listed on the front page further down):
Holy water, for example, could be regulated as a drug. Churches that continue to use Holy water in their services could be raided and accused of
practicing medicine. Sound absurd? The FDA has already conducted an armed raid on one church (see "tyranny" article, above) and made no announcement
that churches are exempt from FDA rule.
Source: New FDA guidelines threaten religious freedoms; Holy water could be regulated as "drugs" and
rosaries as "medical devices"
I agree with you... it sounds like fear-mongering. But his information is true and correct. But the FDA is an organization to be very afraid of. I
came to my own conclusion that if Mike Adams feels this is so critical of an issue that he needs to ring the alarm bells, then it must be THAT
Mike also states in that article:
The FDA believes it is above God. Any person who has ever dealt with the FDA will confirm this. The arrogance of the FDA is so extreme that if the
agency could find a way to actually regulate God, it would no doubt have done so by now. Because prayer heals people; physically, emotionally and
I think that the FDA should show restraint in regulating such natural herbs and supplements, but when specific health claims are made for a product,
it does seem they are marketing it as a drug and therefore it should be regulated for safety and effectiveness just like other drugs.
Labeling, testing and other things are no problem to me, I think claims should be investigated. It is a problem though when the availability of a
product is hampered. In fact, I wish that there were no such things as prescriptions and we could buy whatever we pleased over-the-counter.
[edit on 4/13/2007 by djohnsto77]
Yes I agree with your statements. However, the FDA is not known for showing restraint. I wish they could! If they could be fair and honest in their
regulations, that would be great. But unfortunately, the FDA already has a long history of raiding health establishments. That information is in
Tyranny in the USA: The true history of FDA raids on healers, vitamin shops and supplement
For me personally, it's frustrating. I've been on antidepressant prescription drugs for several years and have watched them affect me in very
adverse ways which has damaged parts of my life that are now beyond repair. So now is the time that I absolutely have to jump off the prescription
drug train before crashing and burning.
For people in that position, where natural herbs and supplements are critical for them to be healthy... the thought of having them taken away or
regulated to such a point that it's nearly impossible to get them, really is a scary and serious issue which can be very emotional for some. I tend
to get unusually emotional at times because I am still on the rollercoaster of coming off these meds. But I feel I'm lucky to have the "getting
emotional" side effects and not the "killing spree" side effects.
Remember, the FDA that wants to regulate natural herbs, vitamins and supplements are also the same FDA that allows dangerous disease-causing chemicals
in everyday grocery foods and allows them to be hidden in the labeling so we don't know they are there. Not to mention, the controversies
surrounding water fluoridation, pharmaceutical drugs, fictional diseases, vaccines, conflicts of interest that run rampant and are pretty much
ignored,... this list goes on and on.
To read more about the horrifying truth of the FDA:
People can continue to claim this is all fear-mongering but Mike Adams prefers to call it "brutally honest". In my opinion, anyone who thinks this
is fear-mongering are those who haven't investigated these issues deep enough and do not know the truth. And there is a LOT going on that people do
not hear about because you will not see or hear any of this in the mainstream media. The only way to find out this information is via the
Fortunately (yes there is a good point in all of this!), this is not like the 9/11 conspiracy where the truth cannot be found. It's all out there in
black and white... all you have to do is go read it for yourself.