Faith Healing Parents Watch Their Child Die… but Won’t Be Getting Jail Time for It

11 Jun

This has proven to be quite the controversial topic. Apparently my views on the matter were either not understood by one of the audience ot it just fell under rude unrelenting eyes. However, I stand firm on my opinion. The parents of this 17 year old boy commited manslaughter. Zachery Swezey was only 17 when he developed appendicitis. Instead of being rushed into a hospital emergency room like he should have, Zachery writhed in pain in his bed with his parents praying over him. Appendicitis is an easy fix, and that treatment was one phone call away. How any parent could watch their child cry, tears streaming from their face, and not seek medical attention is abominable. Without the proper medical attention, Zachery eventually died a painful death. His appendix ruptured inside of his body and poison slowly infected his blood supply until he passed away. I understand if someone wants to believe in their faith and religion and trust their God to help them through troubling times, whatever floats their boat. But it is pure ignorance to sit by and let someone die while you wait for “God” to intervine and save their life. God is not your doctor, he is not your surgeon, and he is not the one you should go to when your son is sick. Doctors are doctors. Surgeons are surgeons! A seventeen year old high school junior could still be alive and well, playing sports, looking forward to graduating high school and planning his career if his parents weren’t ignorantly blinded by their own religion. Many people say that this is cultural relativism, and it makes me sick. I don’t believe someone’s religion or their culture should have any significance in the trial. It’s all very simple. Bottom line, a young boy died because his parents neglected him. That is all that needs to be heard. And these parents need to be imprisoned for the murder of their child.

 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/06/11/faith-healing-parents-watch-their-child-die-but-wont-be-getting-jail-time-for-it/

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