Monday, August 24, 2009
~ ~ Thou shall not curse the deaf...
Hello readers and friends who are helping cut down audism in deaf communities:
Please tell the hearing people wherever you are that they have been ignoring this verse...
"Thou shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear thy God; I am the Lord"
Leviticus 19:14 King James Version
This was my response to Jim's DEEP Thoughts: (you can visit his blog at http://jimspoliticalthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/08/deaf-culture-and-alexander-graham-bell.html)
""This is a very good and diplomatic article. I am glad that you looked into this matter of audism.
I have to say for more than 40 years that diplomacy does not work in fighting against audism.
We simply need laws with more teeth and state commissions for the deaf as well as advocacy groups to combat audism.
It is frustrating trying to tell truth when "money talks" in sinful ways. Cochlear implant companies have destroyed many Deaf lives in the last 25 years and they continue to sweep them under the rug.
I do not believe that science can resolve in restoring hearing or making a deaf person hearing.
It is merely an expensive amplification device.
Despite all the lectures, research, and printed media, the companies continue to harvest the deaf community for unwilling, uneducated and passive deaf individuals.
The peer pressures and the system of cognitive control are the culprits of audism.
Mark my words! Those hearing people will face the maker at the end and be reminded of these words He put in the good book.
"Leviticus 19:14 - Thou shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD."
It is simple and those hearing people have ignored this verse since 1880.
We have to continue combating audism!
Thank you for bringing this subject up!
Have a good one!
St. Louis, Missouri""