Young girl disowned by family for seeking medical treatment
I’m sick and tired of Christian scientists. Apart from having a horribly misleading name, these morons don’t care in the slightest about science. They are in truth opposed to scientific progress, which they view as a direct challenge to God’s will. If you are sick and need medical help, it’s time to get busy praying, and not calling the doctor.
This story about a 15 year old girl being disowned for having surgery to remove her brain tumor makes me sad and angry. Jessica (not her real name) had an operable brain tumor, one serious enough that her prognosis without surgery was 6 months. The only reason she was in the hospital in the first place was because she had collapsed at a friend’s house, and had been brought there by her family. No doubt had this happened at home, Jessica’s parents would have told her to stay home and pray for her symptoms to go away.
And that would have been it for little Jessica. She would have lived the remainder of her short life being told she was sick because she didn’t believe in God “hard enough”.
It still amazes me that individuals this ignorant are still around. Sure, they may not believe in science, but it doesn’t change the fact they are alive because everyone around them uses science everyday. The water they drink, the cars they drive; all of these are the product of science, not prayer.
Now poor little Jessica has been disowned by her family. She gets to live, but is being punished for wanting to stay alive. Can’t you just feel the love? Truly, if there was a God, he would have wanted her to die at the tender age of 15, cuz he’s mysterious that way!