I was extremely disturbed to hear the news about Carl Worthington, defendant in an Oregon faith healing case, receiving 60 days in jail for relying on faith and prayer instead of medical attention when his daughter fell ill. In fact, I was utterly appalled.
What has this country come to? We now live in a society where atheists and homosexuals are free to infect our children with their backwards ideas, and a loving father like Mr. Worthington is put in jail for having faith in God!
Please don’t misunderstand me—I was as saddened as anyone to hear that his 15-month-old daughter was no longer with us after perishing from pneumonia and a related blood infection. But one needs to understand that this precious little girl would have died even if she had received medical care for her easily treatable inflictions. How do I know? Because it was her time to die—if it wasn’t, she wouldn’t have.
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I commend Mr. Worthington and his wife (who was not convicted of the same misdemeanor, but still suffered through a grueling trial) for exercising a faith in the Lord reminiscent of Abraham’s as he raised the blade to sacrifice Isaac. We should all have as much courage and faith.
But why stop there?
From this day forward I will refrain from polluting my body with worldly foods and begin relying on the Lord to fill my stomach with the Holy Spirit.
I’m not suggesting a mere 40 day fast. I’m talking about a complete reliance on Christ to provide the spiritual feeding needed to sustain me through the rest of my days.
I challenge every one of you to join me along with my wife and kids in our quest to become closer to Jesus.
God bless you!
Disclaimer: This is satire. If you are a Christian who also happens to be very stupid, please do not stop eating.
*UPDATE: Faith-Eating Kills
**UPDATE: More Potential Faith-Eaters