And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.This entire chapter of Leviticus details God's discussion of the unclean nature of individuals afflicted with leprosy or other severe skin diseases.
~ King James version ~
Disease is part of the life process. No one loses their intrinsic worth because of it.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Disease is part of life. It is caused by organisms that, like all other beings, do what they must do to survive. People who become sick are not to be punished for becoming ill.
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