However, when some nutcase (Suba) posts something like this;
You do not have to fear smallpox, even if you should develop it, as long as you immediately quit eating and go to bed and rest, drinking pure water only when thirsty. Smallpox is a disease of the bon-vivant, epicurean, who overeats on a daily basis, especially on animal foods. The condition of enervation is built by anyone who does not secure sufficient rest and sleep to permit the elimination of endogenic and exogenic toxins, and for the restoration of the nervous system. Once the stage of enervation is established digestion is further impaired and the body is flooded with fermentation and decomposition products from the intestines. This is what is called Toxemia, and Toxicosis. Toxicosis makes it exigent and imperative that these toxins be eliminated immediately by extraordinary means, such as through the skin.
Every single cell in your body is capable of eliminating and destroying various microorganisms and their waste products, as well as man-made organic products, but most man-made products are more toxic than those made by bacteria and they cause more damage than bacterial waste products. It can be disastrous when the body is overwhelmed by substances that do not belong inside it, and which the body cannot use under any circumstance of life. And this is what happens when diseases are "treated." Your body is inundated with toxic substances and it may drown.
Obviously it doesn't need pointing out that every word of the above quote is just utter, utter shit. Smallpox is one of the most lethal conditions known to man - going to bed, stopping eating and drinking just water is going to do you no good at all.
They're fucking nutters. I'd've thought that that liar Hilary Butler would've had something to say about this - but no. The rule at JABS seems to be "stick together, no matter how deranged you are". So long as you're anti-vax, you can spout all kinds of shit. Fortunately this isn't likely to actually affect too many people - it's an extreme example - but they'll post equally incoherent crap about more relevant stuff (vaccines, antibiotics, the dangers of measles), and some of it might just be believed.
The BBC still link to these people occasionally…
For anyone who would like to do some simply explained reading on Smallpox, Wikipedia has a good, simply explained article.