Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Pretty much. I didn't feel the article was judgmental or anything like that-but I definitely see it ... [snip!] ... WILL FIND OUT WHAT YOU DID WRONG." It's sort of...offensive isn't the word I'm looking for, but it's what comes to mind first. "
It makes people feel more secure if they can pinpoint something that someone did wrong that caused an illness, disability, etc. It makes them feel like if they don't do that, then it won't happen to them. That's the best way I can explain it. My mom is in remission for breast cancer and I'll be damned if people weren't horribly rude, trying to tell her that she got cancer because of something she did... It had to have been something she ate, some pill she took, Smurf now people are even trying to say that mammograms CAUSE cancer.
The fact of the matter is that we don't know, and we probably will never know, EXACTLY what causes these things. They just happen. People get sick, people have sick kids, people have autistic kids, people have fat kids and diabetes. It happens and it's no one's "fault." And yes, it can happen to absolutely ANYONE. Even if you've never touched anything plastic, even if you eat all organic and no meat, even if you don't vaccinate, even if you breastfed your kids until they were ten. That's why we should all be extremely thankful for everything amazing in our lives at all times.