Religious freedom…

March 28th, 2008

…does not mean you’re free to let your 11-year-old child die, viagra buy viagra because you think prayer is going to cure her.

Believing in God is no excuse for neglecting the needs of your children. You don’t wait for mana to fall from Heaven to feed your children, cialis you don’t look for technicolor robes to appear outside your door to cloth them, and you don’t wait for God to heal them instead of taking them to a doctor when they’re suffering.

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  • 1. Coop  |  March 28th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    As a member of a church that believes fully in the power of prayer, I wholeheartedly agree with you. Even in a situation like this, you still go to the doctor and let *THEM* make the determination that she is no longer diabetic, no longer needs her meds, whatever.

    There is a verse in Proverbs (the exact citation escapes me at the moment) that says “Where there is lack of vision, the people perish, but in the multitude of counselors there is life.” I’m probably paraphrasing a little bit, but I think the basic point gets across.

  • 2. Kate  |  March 28th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Prayer is a very valuable, and powerful, tool. So are doctors!

  • 3. Chris  |  March 28th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    both Parents should be charged with manslaughter this is no different that if they had starved that girl to death.

    And they should do prison time to send a message to other people who would choose to trust superstition over science when it comes to the health of a sick child.

    Just because they meant well does not exonerate them of their guilt.

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