Killed by an Oxymoron: Faith healing laws get a Resurrection

Posted: June 22, 2008 in Above the Fold, Follow up, IJS
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Get out of that chair... and walkA few days ago, the Wall was illuminated by a controversial story concerning 16-year old, Neil Beagley, who CHOSE to die (basically) from a urinary tract blockage.

You see, Neil was an oxymoronic Christian Scientist, a dank place in theology where faith and logic have to become roommates, except when it comes to the doctor’s office.

An ailment that requires little evasive action went untreated and Neil died, because of a simple delusion that using a doctor equals having no faith in God’s healing ability.

Enter the state of Oregon, Neil’s former home, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (easily, the most confusing name for a news source in America).

“We’re going to have to look at it again,” said Senate President Peter Courtney of Salem, who helped write the 1997 and 1999 state laws that address religious defenses in faith-healing death cases.

FYI Mr. Courtney, this isn’t a ‘back to the drawing board’ moment. This is a question of the first amendment and you sir, are currently walking on PC eggshells. For more than a century, this is a religious sect that has been filling its zombies’, er… followers’ minds with the simple belief that “man” (the male/female spiritual being who appears as an individual human being) is the reflection or expression of wholly good and perfect man.

Look, suffice to say, faith healing is a true act of God and his divine providence. Moreover, it shows his undying love for us. It has happened in the past, and it happens today… sometimes. You cannot manipulate God into a faith healing. This isn’t a slot machine, and if on a good day you get three halos… jackpot, you’re healed! As previously mentioned in this first post of this tale, even Jesus hired a doctor.

It’s stunning what the human mind is capable of doing, including convincing its owner that an annual check-up is from the devil. Say “ah”, it could be your last breath, eh?


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