Church encourages HIV patients to stop treatment
Church healers. Murderers. Can it get any sicker than this? We’ll, actually yes it can. Anyway, this is the 21st century and we still have Churches (usually Pentecostal) advising people to quit taking their medicine because they will be cured “if it’s God’s will”. The worst part is that we still have people falling for this crap. No? Watch the following undercover investigation by Sky News:
I always wonder: how does this happen? How do people still believe in this? Don’t the victims notice that this is exactly the way sects act and that they are actually attending one? We’ll I guess not, because I keep seeing this stuff all over the place. People get trapped in these sects either at a young age or when they are in great need. These places provide comfort to the “lost flock”. They give the ignorant masses a place that not only gives them comfort, but in many cases an identity. Not a real one, but we already know that.
What amazes me the most of this investigation is the story Emmanuel tells. Emmanuel has AIDS. He knows he’s not cured. He does not take his medicine. Why? The Priest told him that it does not take one day to get cured. It’s a process (I thought God could think the existence of the universe in an instant but miracles don’t work that way). Emmanuel trusts the priest. Consequence: he got his partner sick too. He still has faith in this disgusting Church though. My opinion: arrest the people that are doing this. Arrest that priest and that girl and that old “God’s will” lady and everybody involved in deceiving people in exchange for… what? noooo… money? really?
Stories like these are not rare and they happen all the time. There is a Church close to my place that if you touch their “holy sheet” (I love the sound of that), you will be cured. I’ve never been there but I plan on going when I have some time to see what they do. I know this because they leave their flyers all over the place.
Now I’m going to go out of my way a little.
Christian Science is far worse than this. Christian Science members who trust their leaders are convinced that God will heal them and their little kids and then end up murdering them out of ignorance because they fail to get the sick to the hospital on time, if at all. How is denying a person of his or her medication not murder if the person dies? (I will remind them of this the next time they protest euthanasia). How can these people keep doing this by the way? Why does justice have such a soft spot for Jesus creeps? How is it that Churches are still so immune to prosecution when we have Church and State separation? Who should be accountable for this? The parents? The pastors and other Church members who lead them to this form of ill thinking? All of them? If you’re an adult and you want to kill yourself because you rather listen to an ignorant Priest instead of a real Doctor then be my guest. But you better give those kids their fucking medication.
I personally think that the key is education. Educate the masses. Teach them that real Doctors heal and that faith can kill. As Christopher Hitchens said: “Religion poisons everything“. I agree.