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Rincewind
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Send your sick to lourdes

Post by Rincewind » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:20 pm

Got inspired by a box today.

Annual trips to Lourdes 5,000,000 (wikpedia)
Minimum cost for trip 500
Annual miracle expenditur 2,500,000,000

Official miracles 70 (over lest say 140 years)
1 miracle per 2 years
Average cost per miricle 5,000,000,000

This is just one pilgrimage, not taking any of the american crap or other stuff around the world. I found an article ( I only spent 5 mins looking for something so feel free to lampast my figures) which says the WHO currently has a budget of 6 billion. Maybe if people gave the money to science (not to mention time) they might get better value for their money.

No matter how bad the HSC is God could do no better.
Religious people should not complain about the state of our health service.
Praying for the sick is SICK
Stupidy is good for the economy. (same way as prime lenders)


Note: Population of Lourdes 15,000 -- sweet.

Rincewind

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Re: Send your sick to lourdes

Post by FXR » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:23 pm

Rincewind wrote:Got inspired by a box today.

Annual trips to Lourdes 5,000,000 (wikpedia)
Minimum cost for trip 500
Annual miracle expenditur 2,500,000,000

Official miracles 70 (over lest say 140 years)
1 miracle per 2 years
Average cost per miricle 5,000,000,000

This is just one pilgrimage, not taking any of the american crap or other stuff around the world. I found an article ( I only spent 5 mins looking for something so feel free to lampast my figures) which says the WHO currently has a budget of 6 billion. Maybe if people gave the money to science (not to mention time) they might get better value for their money.

No matter how bad the HSC is God could do no better.
Religious people should not complain about the state of our health service.
Praying for the sick is SICK
Stupidy is good for the economy. (same way as prime lenders)


Note: Population of Lourdes 15,000 -- sweet.

Rincewind

Existence does not mean we should follow.
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Post by lostexpectation » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:40 am

excellent satire
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Post by FXR » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:06 pm

lostexpectation wrote:excellent satire
Proably all the more so because its so much more the underlying truth of the situation.

Hey! I just made a pancake and it formed itself into the shape of the VM. Visit my kitchen for 5 euro voluntary admission fee which is of course compulsory!
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Post by bnt » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:30 am

"I'm sick! So... I'm going to take a stressful flight, to go and hang out in the same place as thousands of other sick people, some maybe infectious... in the hope of a miraculous cure. Make perfect sense to me."
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Post by CatHerder » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:58 am

Sorry, just read the title of this post and thought it meant "send you're puke to Lourdes"
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