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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 !


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!

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