Have you seen this news story? An 11 year old girl in Wisconsin, who was suffering from diabetes and had been given NO medical treatement for 7 years, went into a coma and died as her parents stood by and PRAYED for her recovery. That's right, they refused to allow her to be treated by modern medicine, instead believing that GOD would take care of her. Now, as most of you know, I'm an avowed non-believer, but please tell me how two supposedly sane and rational grown people can honestly believe that God is going to save their daughter if they just pray enough. I've got a newsflash: God doesn't save people. If you want to believe God helped, that's fine. No harm in that, but the FACT is that it is medical intervention that cures people. Period the end.
This is where religion is dangerous. Very, very dangerous. When you've become so completely brain-washed that you deny your child medical care because "God's going to take care of it", you belong in mental hospital. Or prison. I strongly believe that these parents should be charged with murder. Do they have the right of "freedom of religion"? Of course. Do they have the right to sit by and pray feverishly as their daughter literally withers away to nothing right in front of them, slips into a coma and dies because they've denied her medical care? No. They do not.
And you KNOW that they will now say her death was "God's will". What I want to know is this: how can people worship a God that would "take" an 11 year old child by making her suffer such a horrible, painful, slow, death?
It makes no sense to me.