Hey, Blimpo, the Reason You’re Fat Is That You’re a Sinner!
Bill Quick

To Have or to Be? by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal Spring 2014

Yet none of these considerations can quite extinguish the suspicion that obesity is not just something that happens to you, like multiple sclerosis. Obesity is as much something you have done as something you have. At the very least, there must be contributory negligence. After all, no group exists of whom it can be said that every member is fat.

And, of course, after all, no group exists in which is can be said that every member has multiple sclerosis.  Therefore, obviously multiple sclerosis must be as much something you have done as something that you have.


Good to see the conservative whackjob tendency to reduce complicated scientific issues to matters of sin (in this case, gluttony) is still in fine fettle, and still making it far too easy to think of conservatives as unlettered, idiotic boobs.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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