themachine saidI find it perplexing when faith-based people tell those who are ill that God will cure them if they pray just hard enough. If God is so involved with their health, why didn't He prevent them from getting sick in the first place?
Within their system of thought they could easily justify that to themselves by saying sickness was caused by sin so prayer will heal. Or they could say that sickness was a test and prayer was the answer. Etc.
This strikes me as a violation of the separation of church and state because doesn't the state license mental health therapists and isn't that (mental health--though in that church presented as soul) what the church group has advertised in order to attract this kid into their metaphorical human sacrificing grasp where outside of actual human sacrifice religions are given liberal leeway to practice their religion as they please.
How would this be any different than their advertising that they can turn gay people str8 about which some states have outlawed so-called conversion or so-called reparative therapy.
Here's were we find ourselves: a state (TN) legalizing that licensed therapists can turn away LGBT while other states allowing religious "therapists" to remove kids from their doctor prescribed mood stabilizers resulting in...
All for the sake of religion without regard to the safety of the public. We do a better job with seatbelts.