"Jesus said the healthy do not need a physician; someone should point out his view to the extreme fundamentalists."<quoted text>They have their lawyers argue that it's their right to rely only on faith but I've pointed out the hypocrisy to a DA and I can tell you that the authorities are reluctant to push prosecutions. It's frustrating when even a member of one of those churches can't ignite a prosecutor with testimony concerning the suffering or deaths of children in the sect. It ticks me off when the adults refuse to see the hypocrisy of themselves wearing glasses/contacts or visiting the dentist or doctor but then insisting on only prayer or faith healing for their kids. This only becomes an issue when there's a death. It is more hypocritical "neglect" than outright murder, but someone should be held accountable. I don't believe that every child that has died from neglect did so because their parents actually wanted them to die, they're just so stuck in the mindset that their parents pounded in them that if they die after having placed their faith in a doctor instead of God that they won't go to heaven. The thing is, how can a parent ever say, with total conviction, that the child in question has faith? It's impossible to know exactly what any other person believes and, as we've discussed, the placebo effect does not work on everyone. There's a huge difference between Hope and Faith; Hope is "wishing" and Faith is "knowing". Jesus said the healthy do not need a physician; someone should point out his view to the extreme fundamentalists.
Um, well, DUH, the healthy don't need a physician - until they get sick! Are you NUTS or something?
It's a good thing normal people actually go to the doctor to get medicines instead of listening to YOU and DYING.
You're a SICKanalomy!