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← Jury gives "faith healing" mother prison time in son's death

RDfan's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by RDfan

In a (perverse, for a non-believer) way, the defendant was acting within the "logic" of her belief system. God is, after all, capable of acting in "mysterious ways" and the "power of prayer" is said by the Good Book to be genuine, so, for a believer, it is logically consistent to pray and wait for the Lord to do His Thing. Of course, just because something is internally logically consistent does not make it "reasonable" -- certainly not from a non-believer's perspective.

On a side note: I love it when religious idiocy runs up against the law as in this case. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often; it should.

Wed, 30 May 2012 06:11:52 UTC | #944396