bigjohn

There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

  • Warning! Elderly Person Blogging

    elderly1.jpg

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    t-blogger.jpg

    lion-2.jpg

  • Awarded by Terri. Click below for 'Island Writer'.

  • My Life and Times

    I was born in 1939 BC. That's 'Before Computers'. Luckily I survived the following events in my life, such as World War II, The London Blitz, Rationing, and worst of all... Archbishop Temple's School.

    me-poster.jpg

    me-r-book.jpg

    a-b-t-1.jpg

    During the mid 1950s I was enjoying Rock 'n' Roll and being a first generation teenager, when suddenly, just like Elvis, I found myself in uniform during 'The Cold War'...and then

    copy-me-rr.jpg

    me-w-badge.jpg

    wed-baby.jpg

    I became 'a family'. Which meant that I sort of missed the 'swinging sixties', but still managed to look a complete prat in the 70s, just like everyone else.

    copy-of-70s.jpg

    me-pit.jpg

    golf-dinner.jpg

    During the 'Thatcher Years' I lost my hair and a lot of people lost a good deal more. My career fluctuated to say the least as I was demoted, promoted, fired and hired a number of times, but still I managed to stagger on into a welcome retirement and to celebrate 50 years of happy marriage.
  • September 2012
    M T W T F S S
    « Aug   Oct »
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
  • Meta

  • RSS Validated.

    valid-rss.png
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 61 other followers

Fatal ‘faith healing’.

Posted by Big John on September 21, 2012

I have often commented that the USA has more than it’s fair share of religious nutters. Some are just harmless loonies, but many are not, as can be seen from this horrific story.

This is just another example of why this old atheist believes that this world would be a far better place without religion of any kind.

OK ! .. I’ve always said .. “If it makes you happy, believe what you like as long as you do no harm to others”. Unfortunately many people bring harm to their fellow man in many terrible ways in the belief that some deity or other wants them to behave and live their life in a certain way.

Sometimes it is hard to believe that we now live in the 21st century when we hear of people who believe that they can “pray away” disease and, and in this instance, a serious medical emergency, and let their child die in agony just to demonstrate their ‘sick’ faith.

Apparently the parents in this case are brainless brainwashed ‘bretheren’ of a ‘cult’ known as the ‘General Assembly and the Church of the First Born’ and believe that praying to God will “provide them with everything”. What a pity that …

… He didn’t provide them with a sense of compassion !

About these ads

4 Responses to “Fatal ‘faith healing’.”

  1. There has been a rash of faith healing child deaths in the US and a number of trials have resulted in convictions of varying severity for the parents concerned. Unfortunately, these cases, despite being high profile, do not seem to have had the salutary effect that one might hope for. New cases are still appearing.

    Also, a number of children have been assaulted and seriously injured and even killed in exorcism rituals aimed at casting out the demons thought to be possessing them. Yes, in the same America that put men on the moon and advanced technological devices on Mars.

    Unbelievable, isn’t it. Well, actually no: I’m afraid we do have to believe it because it actually happens.

  2. Ginnie said

    Back in 1950 in Massachusetts our neighbors were followers of the Christian Science religion. They did the same thing … prayed over their young son who died of something that would easily have been cured with medicine. I remember how it shocked us all and they just carried on as if nothing was wrong.
    That type of faith is very scary and I’m afraid the far right (Tea party group) in our country has a lot of that thinking.. It has brought us to a standstill as far as governing is concerned … so it’s a much bigger problem than a lot of people want to believe.

  3. Betty said

    Our religious zealots are every bit as dangerous as those in the Middle East. Even more so, for us, because they are here. The area in which I live is full of ‘em.

  4. Rummuser said

    A horror story indeed. If this can happen in the USA, considered to be an ‘advanced’ nation, imagine what horror stories come out in ‘primitive’ nations like mine!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 61 other followers

%d bloggers like this: