Where Polytheism Works

Britons have… trusted in the N.H.S. since 1948, when it was created by a Labour government after World War II to forge a country that would eradicate the “five evils”: want, disease, squalor, ignorance and idleness.

We all have respect for nurses, who are ‘angels,’ and doctors, who are ‘gods’ — that is the same as in lots of other countries… But here it is bound up with the institution they work for…”

… While patients have little idea of the financial plumbing behind the scenes, they like the basic principle that “people who are ill should have access to high-quality care.”

“The N.H.S. is almost holy… It’s become the new Church of England.”

… Most Britons tend to compare their system with America’s and recoil in alarm… “If you are not able to afford care in the U.S., you are often in a dire situation…”

(Stephen Castle, “‘The New Church of England’: Coronavirus Renews Pride in U.K.’s Health Service,” NYTimes, 5-12-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to Where Polytheism Works

  1. Archon's Den says:

    Not sure I like comparing the health industry to religion, but the rest of it is spot on. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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