If God had wanted us to become faith healers he would not have given us the brains to become doctors. Prayer helps. I think he would appreciate a little effort on our part. You know, like using the “Talent on loan from God”. By the by that means you’ll be giving it back.
What is wrong with these people? Where do they get ideas like this? I can’t imagine they just arrive at it themselves after serious study of the Bible.
Any reputable faith healer prays for you and sends you to a doctor. I was told that the doctor may be the healing vehicle that God uses. People like this man are idiots.
In a free society there can be more than one answer to this question. In our current society, there is only one answer: Call the doctor, do what he says, or face the wrath of the government.
As terrible as this is, the ‘cure’ of a Big Government being able to force these parents to take their children to a doctor is a hundred million times worse.
One only has to look at the lessons of the twentieth century to see what a ‘compassionate’ Big Government means.
While I agree this man may have taken his belief in prayer healing too far as his child died, we have to be careful in balancing the rights of our families to make decisions on the care of our children with the power of the state to intervene to protect an individual’s (the child) rights.
Government, the state, will always grow its powers to the detriment of the citizens if we do not resist this trend and draw lines based on our original Constitution’s limitation of government powers. Be careful when the state uses an worse case fact situation (this man’s mistaken beliefs) to set laws in place that will deprive all of us of of a freedom. The freedom here is practice of religion, but it applies to all our freedoms.
Here the child could have been saved had another adult, such as the mother, relative or neighbor, acted to ask law enforcement and the court to intervene and review whether the child should have been medically treated. There are child protection laws in Wisconsin in place that will allow that to happen.