Religion Vs Medicine
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:17 AM
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:25 AM
As far as the person in the river that was a decision that HE decided. I have always believed that everything that happens in life was supposed to happen. Any decisions that are made about ones life should be respected in vain. I don't think that it was fair for the mother to push her beliefs before her child. I have a son and I will be damned not to save his life religion or not.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:29 AM
Does anybody know off hand what happens in the interim while the government decides what to do?
And as for adults that refuse treatment, do they have to undergo any kind of evaluation to see if they are mentally competent to make this choice?
Does anybody know what happens to the individual when the government steps in? Does the church punish the parent / individual?
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:49 AM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:42 AM
I do think there IS something to be said for prayer and faith healing, but like Vampchick... I'm of the opinion that one should not supercede the other.
And I'm sure there are SOME cases when an adult was given psychiatric evaluations based on a refusl to receive medical treatment. I don't think it's often, but I'm pretty sure i've heard of a case or two here and there.
Now I'm gonna have to go find cases that show what happens when the government or Child Protective Services or something steps in to this kind of situation. I'll let you know what I find.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:06 AM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:11 AM
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:20 AM
Honestly? Put yourself in that very situation. I don't have children yet, but I know I would move mountains and go into lifelong debt to ensure the health and well being of any child of mine.
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:21 AM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:29 AM
Personally, it kind of saddens me to picture some woman with cancer laying in bed, praying to God to heal her, and having faith. And then she dies. Okay, so death isn't the worst thing that can happen. I get that. But at the same time, there are lessons to learn in each life, and without the opportunity to fully LIVE it, those lessons mean nothing, and we're just doomed to repeat them. I just think it's a wasted life to allow death to take you when you don't have to go. God provides people with medical knowledge for these specific situations... take advantage of it, is my opinion.
Then I hear people say "It was God's will" when someone dies. No it's not! God didn't kill that person. They either died naturally, or unaturally, but I don't think God had much to do with it at all.
Okay, I'll shut up now. I'm not really relaying my thoughts clearly and I'm only getting frustrated. lol. I'm sure I'll be back.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:30 AM
As for death being the worst thing that can happen, I don't believe it is the worst thing that can happen to an individual. In fact, sometimes it is an escape from the worst that can happen. However, I personally think it is the worst thing that can "happen" to those left behind to mourn.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:39 AM
There is no right or wrong answer to this problem. Nobody knows what God wants or doesn't want, we are all speculating and using our beliefs, which I think is great.
I like the train of thought that God gave us the wisdom and knowledge to better ourselves. By doing so, medicine is included in that. But this brings about another problem... how can God give us wisdom to heal ourselves, and yet when we die by refusing to use that medical help, it is God's will?
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:42 AM
People live and die by God’s schedule not what they feel is right. I personally would never and I mean never would let my child suffer for my beliefs. If he is sick or is injured I will pay everything and do anything to save his life.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:47 AM
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