Monday, January 26, 2009

Religious Insanity


Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine


WESTON, Wis. — Kara Neumann, 11, had grown so weak that she could not walk or speak. Her parents, who believe that God alone has the ability to heal the sick, prayed for her recovery but did not take her to a doctor.

After an aunt from California called the sheriff’s department here, frantically pleading that the sick child be rescued, an ambulance arrived at the Neumann’s rural home on the outskirts of Wausau and rushed Kara to the hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival. (More Here - or here if that doesn't work)

I was born into Christianity, but as time has progressed and my mind has further opinionated itself, I have grown more and more agnostic by the minute, one reason being because this world sees being faithful as a cigarette laced with drugs, one in which the world sucks way too hard and inhales way too deeply. Before I go on I must first clarify something, I do have some very strong and dismissive things to say about religion in general, things that will not be mentioned here this morning.

Each time I read this, I am only more horrified that the fact that a belief system that is entirely based on faith with a book written by people that weren’t even there in the first place and preached by people that are only on our level of knowledge was chosen over there daughter’s well-being, that some concept of faith healing that they simply read off some idiot website was motive to simply sit back and wait. Suddenly religion has become the node in our brains to make our decisions, that isn’t called faith, that’s called insanity. They shouldn’t be tried for reckless endangerment, they should be thrown into an institute for being psychos because, being religious is one thing, but when it comes to life and death, it shouldn’t matter if you’re Christian, Islamic or Satanic, you choose life; if you’re a Buddhist and you’re in a locked room getting your leg hacked off, you punch the person doing it; if you’re having a rapists baby, you have it aborted; this is human nature people, it isn’t a difficult concept to grasp, so why is eleven year old Kara Neumann dead? Because we live in a world of insanity, where natural human logic has been replaced by man-made faith, where a decision so simple has been a garbling failure, such as this one, because of religion. I am stoked by the article alone and the number of people that have commented with recounts of similar dilemmas; in my opinion, it only proves how many weak minded and naïve people we live amongst. This is my primary issue with religion, not as a whole, it’s not even about religion, not the guidelines, nor the worship, it’s the people, and how they stupidly react and fuck up normal (yes, normal) human behaviour.

I say the following with absolute subtly possible; your life should not revolve around your faith, your faith should revolve around your life because your life is your life, the one and only, and that goes for anything, be it work, school, your social life, there is no two ways about that, so anybody that will choose to wear a Hijab, sex after marriage and the rest of it are obvious signs of a problem with religion and the way people follow it. I’ve said enough.

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