There's a court case on Tru TV now about a 16 year old boy that died while his parents prayed. The parents are being charged criminally in his death. The parents claim that their religious beliefs are that prayer is a healer.
The boy showed progressive health failure, that getting him to a doctor would have saved his life. I'm all for respecting someone's religious beliefs. Personally, I would have sought medical attention for my child no matter what if he/she was on their deathbed.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2013 11:48:09 GMT -8 by Joe Lyddon
Post by Paul Geer - OLD on May 23, 2010 6:04:43 GMT -8
Well, I don't think being misguided, in this case, is criminal, and making criminal charges. The parents paid the ultimate price. As a Christian I believe God will judge both their actions and their faith.
But you can not dispute their faith in God. Jesus said; with a little faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. Well? is it true or not? It also says in The Bible not to temp your lord, your God.
I can say maybe that's what they did... should that be tried in a court of mans laws? I don't think so.
This is a great example of a bad religious practice, but not criminal.