faith over medicine


21faith1_650 Butch McCartney/Wassau Daily Herald, via Associated Press

Often times I have been faced with the question, “why don’t you believe in god?”

I have often replied with various answers, many of which formulate god as a character on par with the tooth fairy and the easter bunny. I imagine Kara Neumann was told that neither of those exist but somehow a god character does. Due to her parents belief she was never taken to the doctor to diagnose her juvenile diabetes. The condition worsened and she had grown so weak that she could not walk or speak. Her parents belief, that God alone has the ability to heal the sick, prayed for her recovery, but still did not take her to a doctor. Kara died due to severe dehydration and impairment of muscle, lung and heart function, direct results of her diabetes going untreated.

She was 11 years old.

Of course my intention is not to attack those who have beliefs that differ from mine but to highlight the ignorance that exists within belief itself.

Check the times article here.



2 Responses to “faith over medicine”

  1. austinmccann Says:

    Wow! I am a Christian and do have a relatonship with God through His Son Jesus, but things like this bother me. In the Bible, it says to “Bless the Lord and forget not His benefits” and we all know medicine and doctors are a benefit. I respect these parents for praying because God alone does heal, but He often heals through modern day medicine and such.

  2. Robert Says:


    I appreciate the comment. By no means am I attacking your belief system. I just feel as if many individuals either claim to be christian as an empty gesture or apply those beliefs in such extreme measure that they become harmful to society.

    I feel that through the entitlement of belief that holds no rule but that of humankind and the benefit of such would assist our progression as a culture both physically and mentally.



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