More Potential Faith-Eaters

I caught this article through PZ about the Christian faith-healers killers of Followers of Christ Church. It seems this particular religion is hell-bent on killing their kids. I should get these people to join my faith-eating cause.

The Wylands’ 7-month-old daughter, Alayna, was placed in state custody earlier this month after child-welfare workers received a tip about the untreated and ballooning growth. Doctors said that the condition could cause permanent damage or loss of vision.

This is what happens when people reject science and indulge in superstition. This is why it’s important to be vocal about our skepticism—silly beliefs aren’t always harmless.

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Faith-Eating Kills

I may have killed a woman.

In the wake of the Worthington trial last year (you remember, the Oregon couple that killed their 15-month old daughter by not seeking medical attention. I know, I know, it’s hard to keep all the faith-healing murderers straight) I made this satirical post commending the Worthingtons and inviting others to join me in taking it a step further. Here is an excerpt:

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.

I also included this disclaimer at the end:

Disclaimer: This is satire. If you are a Christian who also happens to be very stupid, please do not stop eating.

You can image my surprise when I read the Friendly Atheist’s post about a woman who died after locking herself in a bedroom to fast and pray for three weeks! Perhaps I should have put the disclaimer at the beginning because it seems as though Evelyn Boyd didn’t make it that far. My message to the world: faith-eating kills!

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Faith-Eating

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

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