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 !