Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over M...

Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine

There are 2 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

A 16-year-old boy in Oregon died of a treatable urinary tract condition after he refused medical help, believing prayer would heal his illness.

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Horsham, UK

#1 Feb 23, 2013
Until quite recently I had been relatively ambivalent about religion, not going to church myself, but being quite "live and let live" about churchgoers.

However, articles like this have recently turned me to utter revulsion about church.

It is a poisonous institution who's followers sit on some kind of pedastal looking down on all non-believers despite exhibiting behaviour themselves which is often far from virtuous.

Churches should, in my opinion, be banned. People should be empowered to make their own decisions and do things because they are right rather then because they are in fear of a hell (which is of course not there).

Religion is evil and we should be discouraging it in the same was we discourage cannibalism, incest and the church encourages all three..
Alex Dormer

Swansea, UK

#2 Apr 18, 2013
This is evolution in action. Those that believe in prayer die. Those that put their fath in science, live.

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