It is not just their erroneous interpretation of the Scriptures
There is a lot more to it than that; this religion seeks to have total control over its followers insisting in their Sabbath being different than anybody else’s…that is not so bad in itself but their insistence in abstinence and stupidity about interpreting certain passages of the Scriptures and throwing out others that don’t suit their purpose is uncanny. It is also one of these religions that exact total dedication of all the spare time of its followers…if you belong to that faith you really have little time for anything else.
Yet, one of the things that I found and experienced was when my youngest daughter was born it convinced me that they were ruthless. I had gone in three months earlier and gave them all the paperwork on my insurance which would have covered all of the delivery and on top of that I had to put a $600.00 deposit.
My ex-wife had a very normal delivery, as a matter of fact, she only stayed in the hospital for two days and when the doctor released her I was ready to take her and the newborn home. I was told by the secretary of the maternity ward that I had to go first to the cashier and get the release.
When I approached the cashier’s window I encountered this middle age woman, very Anglo and very arrogant. I was with my mother in law and we were speaking Spanish and the woman said: “Speak English, you are in America” That was a revealing statement and I gathered right then and there she was xenophobic.
She proceeded to tell me that I had to sign an “ESTIMATE OF THE TOTAL BILL” or they would not release my wife and daughter. I told her that I would sign the actual total bill but not an estimate; she became indignant and raised her voice…then she said that those were hospital rules and I had to abide by them or there would be no release.
I told her that constituted false imprisonment and blackmail and she then asked the security guard to escort me out. As I went out, I noticed a Hialeah Police squad car by the emergency entrance and I approached the policeman and explained the situation. He agreed with me that they could not legally do that and offered to accompany me to the cashier. When we got to the window I said to the woman: “Now, repeat in front of this policeman what you said to me…that you would not release my wife and daughter unless I signed an estimate of a bill.”
The woman was stuttering, obviously flustered by this and could not even utter a word. So I said to her: “I am going upstairs with the policeman and I will retrieve my wife and daughter” So we went up and the secretary again was adamant because there was no signed release. I told her that she better bring in a wheelchair and bring the baby out from the nursery on the double. They did, and we took them home.
Following that, we received the final bill. According to my calculations I should have received over $300.00 back and then I went to the doctor and we looked over item by item all the charges. He informed me of quite a few they charged that were not administered. There were charges for a blood transfusion and some medicines he did not prescribe. I was able to reduce the bill by $400.00 more and told my insurance company not to pay the overcharged items.
The thing ended up in court as I participated in a class action suit that at first was thrown out of court by some judge who was in the pockets of the hospital, but upheld later by a higher court. The hospital was sold shortly afterward and it is now operated by another outfit…a secular one.
You see, when it comes to being ruthless and greedy these 7th Day Adventists are just as un-Christian as the worst of them and they claim, with such hypocrisy that they are kind, compassionate and charitable.