Bloodrage pointed out an interesting quote to me the other day:
It can no longer be denied that the GREAT cause of sickness is disobedience to natural law - wrong habits of living. A very large proportion of diseases from which mankind suffers is IMMEDIATELY PREVENTABLE. There is nothing arbitrary or accidental about the incidence of disease. We are sick simply in proportion to the extent of infringement of natural law. Sickness is the natural consequence of disobedience. We are excused by ignorance or incredulity no more than by neglect. Turn from wrong habits of living, comply with the law, and consequences of deflection disappear.
No, it's not a submission on the Civil Union Bill - it's the opening paragraph of Dr Ulric Williams' Hints on Healthy Living, a cookbook published in Wanganui in 1934. A cookbook. It's quite revealing of the fundamentalist mindset that they regard any deviation from their chosen worldview, no matter how trivial, as disobediance to "natural law" which will be punished by a vengeful god.