Date: September 17, 2018 04:51AM
Well, there are a few reasons the sick Mormons have in common--they don't care about other people!
I think Mormon bullying is the main reason! Do you remember when you tried to stay home from church and your callings--for even the best reasons? The Mormons always were nasty, and treated me like dirt, especially if I wanted to stay home with a sick child. They always demanded that I find a substitute, even if there were only 4 kids in each primary class, and could easily have been combined. Mormons are inflexible. Illness and emergencies cause deviations from the strict norm.
Some parents in our Utah ward would lay down their sick child on the pew, under a blanket, with a pillow, like a little sickbed. Oh, the poor little darling.
I had to quit teaching primary, because I would routinely teach on Sunday, and get sick on Wednesday, then I would give it to my children. I taught the teenagers, after that.
I had to take a leave of absence from my job, to have several courses of 6-week hospital treatments. I was in extreme pain, but was able to drive myself to the hospital. My job was great, and kept my office and position open for my return. The Mormons were not nice at all, and said if I kept my callings, God would make me well, and if I did not keep my callings, God would withdraw His blessings, and I would get sicker. I had several people say this to me. The chorister said for me to bring a barf bag. She said she had done that, when she played to organ, and had the stomach flu. Give me a break!
Illness, like poverty, is a sign that you are less deserving of God's favors. Mormons have no sympathy for weakness. They use the old, failing GA's as examples. "Endure to the end."
I used to make my kids go home--one block away--if they had to go to the bathroom during church, but it didn't help. We always got sick. I think the sacrament is a major source of germs.