I have been laying off posting god-stuff of late, but this is worth a read.
Over the years I have followed many discussions on the efficacy of prayer and faith from a Christian perspective. Those of you who read Nate Owen’s blog will be aware of the Christian blogger, Unklee and his perspective on this issue – in a nutshell, he’s all for it. My view is the total opposite and not just because it truly is ridiculous, but also that, when taken to the extremes it encourages certain people to refuse medical treatment for their kids. And we have numerous examples of the outcome of this behaviour.
And then there is a story such as this ….
One of our regular clients pitched up early this morning to collect a large chocolate cake for the seventeen year old child of a work colleague; a birthday gift. The family, and especially the mother, are in a bit of a state at the moment as her husband is in hospital suffering from chronic organ failure and is not expected to pull through.
He is a diabetic.
But surely he takes insulin?
My father-in-law was diabetic and he injected himself every single day.
When I expressed my sympathy, our client grimaced and said she was not feeling very sympathetic toward him at that moment.
And here’s why …
A short while ago, this chap became a Born Again Christian, and recently he decided that his faith in ‘God’ was so strong that he gave up taking his insulin and took up prayer instead.
To further demonstrate his undying faith he also took to drinking a 2ltr bottle of coke – every day.
This is the story he told his wife, as our client relayed it, who only discovered what he’d been doing after an ambulance was called and he confessed.
Ah, yes, the gods help us!
Dedicated to de-converts everywhere.