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reply to post by Grimpachi
So let me ask......
According to you, those whom have a faith and are religious are bad? (your anti religious posts kinda prove it) What about those whom look to the government as being their religion???
We all have our own beliefs. Period!
The fact that a child died is definitely a sad thing for sure. But what is more disheartening to me, is that as your seem to "religiously" put your trust in the government to make your decisions for you, why is it that you are against those whom would rather put their faith and trust in a deity that gives them the same kind of faith as the government gives you?
Do you know the meaning of freedom? I am all for a bad parent going to prison for not taking care of their child. But what about a child whom dies due to being given a "bad drug" from a pharmaceutical company?? Are you going to deny that this ever happens? Yet our government has given pharmaceutical companies a get out of jail free card for putting bad drugs on the market! Whom is MORE guilty? A parent whom is cautious or a government whom flat out gives immunity to a corporation whom produces a dangerous product?
Yet, you expect your faith in the government and corporations is more righteous than those whom have faith in a deity?
Seriously, I think you have a lot to bring to the table, but bashing someone's faith when backing a faith of your own based upon the rule of man, which is based on control and greed is just as ridiculous to me as those whom believe in a God they have never seen.......
I mean, come on dude/gal, you have posted three OP's in the last 3 hours and every one of them have an anti religious tone????? I can understand if you have had some bad experiences with a church or religion, because I most definitely have had some myself and no longer believe in God as Christianity preaches it. But I sure as hell DO NOT trust the STATE to dictate laws based upon them selling out to the military/industrial complex either!
Freedom means allowing other people to be free, just as much as you want other people to allow you to be free as well....
When a kid is that sick for that long, the wise thing to do is to take them in for treatment. I'm no fan of Big Pharma, but if my kids were as sick as hers was, they'd be in an office or ER in no time.
That said, there's also no guarantee that antibiotics will do a damn thing, there hasn't been one for years now. I repeatedly battled strep throat over and over again for a few years in my middle school years, until my immune system decided "F you, little girl, have some CFS/ME instead." Of the various antibiotics I was prescribed, none of them ever worked, my immune system had to tough it out. Talk about miserable, top strep with a wrecked digestive system bug balance. Ugh. Strep & antibiotic trots are a special kind of torture.
I never ended up hospitalized, but came damn close a few times. It was the opinion of several different doctors & specialists that a particularly nasty bout of strep triggered CFS/ME in conjunction with one hell of a stressed out immune system. It's funny, though. I haven't has strep since. It's like trading one hellish experience for another.
My point? Don't be an idiot, get the very ill to a doctor, but don't bank on antibiotics actually working.
Just because this mother doesn't believe in anitbiotics doesn't mean it was because she was religious.
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I think people will try to use this to make statements about the validity of holistic healing. obviously her method didn't work but that does not mean that holistic medicine Isn't real it just means that this lady didn't know what she was doing.
(or maybe she did it to her son on purpose)
Western medicine has had far more than its fair share of criminal negligence and deaths from clinical in-efficiancy.