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Shaman It can cause disturbances over a thousand priests in the Church of Norway. It is the sign of the times. True, the shaman Durek Verret is engaged to Princess Märtha Louise, and this multiplies the interest. But the content of what he says is so vulgar, unscientific and false that the vast majority see it through false images. The real motive for the action is clear: taking money from desperate or ignorant people.
During his last work On a visit to Norway, Durek Verret contracted the coronavirus. Instead of receiving medication and medical help, he hung a medal around his neck and entered quarantine. The piece of jewelry was a Spirit Optimizer, which contained an “Advanced Spiritual Penetration and Refinement Technology.” The similarity to the tools in the comics is obvious, as is the seriousness. The price for shaman scrap is also 2,150 NOK.
Does it matter If people choose religions other than traditional? The answer is basically no. We have complete freedom of religion and belief in this country, and everyone has the right to establish religious gatherings. It becomes more difficult when individuals or groups market and sell products that do not have a demonstrable health effect.
This is especially true If patients choose to withdraw from the important medical care they should have received. People with a strong public profile bear a special responsibility here, but this does not seem to concern the shaman Durek Verret. It won’t answer questions about the locket effect, but it does refer to users. The Consumer Council says Ferret should be able to document the effect. Medical experts categorically deny that there can be any effect in a piece of metal against the Corona virus.
Among the most obvious Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ole Henrik Kratt Björkholt (August). VG tells it that “it is unethical and reprehensible to use your status as a celebrity to make money off a charlatan.” Foreign Minister Ferett describes him as an “unscrupulous and dangerous charlatan”.
Derek Ferrett’s quackery It’s bad, but it’s just a symptom of a deeper problem. Throughout the Western world, there is a growing skepticism about the science and qualified professionals. At the end of June, a study was available from King’s College in London showing that one in four Norwegians do not believe climate change is man-made. There is a trend here that must be taken seriously.
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