Another child killed by faith

This is further evidence that we need to ban, and punish severely morons who subscribe to homeopathy, and faith healing. Stop making our children suffer.

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This time the faith is not religious, but faith in homeopathy and herbal remedies; and the child is not from the U.S. but Canada.

According to both the National Post and the CBC News Calgary, a 44-year old mother, Tamara Sophie Lovett, was charged two days ago with both criminal negligence and “failure to provide the necessities of life” to her 7-year-old son, Ryan, who died in March of a streptococcus A infection. Such an infection is almost invariably curable by penicillin (the bugs, surprisingly, haven’t evolved resistance to that old antibiotic, even over many years).  It’s possible that Ryan had necrotizing fasciitis, the so-called “flesh-eating bacteria,” but in a child that is also treatable if caught early.

From the National Post:

According to police, the boy was bedridden for 10 days before his death, however, the mother declined to seek medical treatment, relying instead on homeopathic remedies…

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9 thoughts on “Another child killed by faith”

      1. But medicine does not always work. Sometimes it kills even. If you knew medicine wouldn’t work, would you accept the fact or turn to faith?

        What is the difference between faith and hope? And what are we without hope?

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        1. I would try other medicine. Faith is the warm marrow of evil. With faith, man can justify anything to himself, and others. Re-read the article, or re-read about the Crusades, or the Inquisitions, or the Salem Witch Trials. or, for something far more recent, re-read about 9/11, or any of the latest news of the Middle East. Before you mention the good faith has done, allow me to remind you that the evil far outweighs the good.

          As for the difference between hope and faith: Hope is the feeling that what is wanted, or expected will come true. Faith, or the other hand, is a belief that is not based on proof. Big difference, my friend.

          Something to consider: If you had a young child, would you vaccinate, or would you trust your faith in whatever would keep her safe?

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          1. I would vaccinate, but I know someone who firmly believe the government is trying to poison everybody, so he hasn’t vaccinated any of his kids.

            And I don’t believe that your assumptions about the sum of works of faith. Yes, religions have been the causes of more wars that any. Faith has been used as a crutch to commit wicked deeds. But wicked deeds always get noticed more than good deeds. How many people have churches helped? You can’t get a good approximation on such figures.

            But even more, if I followed such assumptions. Going to the movies isn’t worth it because someone might shoot you. Most of the people in the world are bad. They want to hurt and kill and destroy everything of value.

            When I read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, I hated it. I know people have a bad side, but I refuse to believe that people are innately evil. People have tendencies to be lazy, stupid, and selfish, but I still have hopes for them.

            Guns don’t kill people, people do. Religion doesn’t kill people, people do. Faith doesn’t kill people, people do.

            Anyway, I’m a Christian and the bible says Jesus healed people. I’ve faith enough in that.

            So many look for proof of religion in the world, but they will never find it. That is because the world doesn’t have the proof, you have to look inside yourself to know the truth.

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            1. You know, that guy refusing to vaccinate his kids is not only putting them in danger, but he’s also putting you & your family in danger.

              As for the whole evil thing, I don’t agree with that at all. It is too subjective. For example: You may (not saying you do) think that killing people is wrong, no matter what. To you, doing so would be evil. The way i see that same situation is different. To me, killing those that kill, or rape, is good and just. They will never again be able to harm someone.

              The guns don’t kill people, people do argument is a silly one. Yes, it is an inanimate object, but that object has no other purpose but to kill.

              However, I get your point. People are assholes. Some are good, some are bad.

              By the same token, however, religion is all bad. It was invented to control people. And to keep them in their place, subservient to those in power. People may do good in religion’s name, but far more do harm, because they take their holy texts literally. Their gods command them to kill, so they do. Those that don’t, are actually not true adherents to their faith, which is hilarious to me.

              And, of course they can’t find proof of deities: You can’t find proof of that which is fiction. As for finding the Truth Within you,”

              People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it’s true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People’s heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.

              To illustrate: Re-read the article.

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              1. Regardless of beliefs, the key point is there are just too many stupid people. Maybe that is why I need to believe in something more. There are too many consequences beyond my control because I’m surrounded by idiots.

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                1. Yes, there are. And as long as those in power keep appealing to the LCD, and the gullible continue to flock to the unscrupulous, it’s just gonna get worse.

                  I try my best to urge people to science, but most don’t wish to think. And, that is the saddest thing of all.

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  1. there is a whole book written in this subject by an ex faith healer and pastor, I would like you to look in to it, it details person experience of such cases under his hand, he explains lots of things u will find interesting the book is found in Amazon.com “Killed by Faith” Sizwe

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