I’m vaccinated, as I felt like that was the best course of action based on the available data. But my religiously driven worldview compels me to eschew a government mandate for compulsory injection of anything into me or my child. Why? 1/
If I’m obligated to bend my knee to a governmental authority on an issue as fundamental as medical consent, I’m not an independent and free creation of God, I’m a pawn in a “might makes right” game played by my betters.
Accordingly, bending to the will of the State here would cement my status as a lesser being and deny the uniqueness with which I was created and reject the inalienable rights bestowed upon me as a creation of God. I will do no such thing.
If I wasn’t vaccinated, I’d absolutely be seeking a religious accommodation, and not based on any religious exception to vaccines per se.
But let me tell you, when they try to mandate boosters as part of being “fully vaccinated”, you can bet we’ll revisit this.

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