Religion

Religion


Killer Christianity

What Happened

Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old Canadian aboriginal girl had leukemia. Oncologists wanted to give her chemotherapy. They predicted an 80% chance of success. Her parents were Christian pastors who distrusted western medicine. They insisted on only prayer, diet and vitamin C, all treatments known to be useless in treating leukemia. The Children’s Aid Society sued to take her away from her parents. The courts ruled that because Makayla was aboriginal and Christian, her parents had the right to withhold therapy even if it killed her. Of course, she soon died.

The Court’s Excuse

Normally such a child would be taken from her flaky parents. In this case, because the child was aboriginal and Christian and because of all the fuss over children who had been taken from their parents en masse in the 50s and 60s to beat the Indian out of them in residential schools, it is politically difficult to take a child from aboriginal parents no matter how badly the parents abuse the child.

The Family Excuse

The parents believed that prayer, vitamin C and diet would cure the advanced cancer. A fraudulent Florida clinic charging exorbitant fees assured them they could cure with woo. I consider lying like that murder.

After the child died, the relatives defended their actions saying white oncologists knew nothing about curing cancer in native people. Her aunt claimed natives responded only to prayer and traditional medicine. IV vitamin C in her view was similar to traditional medicine. This woman got to babble on and on and on about her superior knowledge of medicine on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio spreading her idiotic woo without being challenged by anyone for fear of sounding racist.

How The Law Should Work

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67) source, source, source
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Money

In BC the cost of medical care is going up. Why? Technology usually reduces costs. I can see three reasons:

So what should be do about it?

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)

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