Reading about tragedies such as the death of a diabetic girl whose parents believed that prayer would save her makes me sad and very angry. Sad because it is a death that could so easily be avoided, and angry because these people have three other children whose safety must be very much in question. And even angrier because the laws of the US state of Wisconsin in which they live

has a law against failing to act to protect children from bodily harm but the law exempts “treatment through prayer.”

I imagine there is little that can be done to disuade such people of their misplaced notion about the power of prayer and faith. They could try reading Why God Won’t Heal Amputees? a site which many might discard as frivolous and impertinent. But then you know what they say about impertinent questions and pertinent answers!


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