Should parents be able to refuse doctors & choose faith healing for their kids??

United States
November 22, 2008 1:20am CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27844314/ apparently there have been a lot of cases in the past that parents decide to trust in their faith that their kids will be healed from various things and while they are waiting for the healing their kids die.. am i wrong in thinking this would/should be considered a form of child neglect? i dont think that people should not be able to have faith in healing but i think that common sense should be used in cases like these..
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
24 Nov 08
But most times, parents who seek faith healing for their kids are blinded by their religion to see reason or sense in getting medical help. Here where I am, usually medical help is sought first. Till all possible science methods are exhausted, the religious elements in healing is rarely called in. Prayers and faith is always paid tribute to even when medicine is being dispensed as the doctors fight to bring the illness away. To actually read about people denying their children medical treatment in favor of faith healing, is really new and surprising to me. I guess it is a culture that we are all brought up in. Not that it is un-hurt of, but so rarely it has not happened in my lifetime yet. So sad to see a life slip away when medical science is just a step away from the healing process.
• United States
24 Nov 08
it doesnt help that now a lot of stuff make news that didnt use to so if the news is slow almost anything will be shown lol.. its always horrible when i watch morning msnbc news morning joe and there is nothing going on and they just show stupid stuff or replaying the same thing over and over till you just wanna go crazy
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
the child's life my always be put first before anything, and so no, if your get will die if you are just wanting for god to heal him that is neglect, get the medical help and still ask for God's help is the right way of doing things.
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• United States
24 Nov 08
yeah both should be done
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I do believe this should be considered a form of child abandonment. I am a Christian and I have faith HOWEVER I do believe that God gave the doctors out there their knowledge for a reason. and he gave us the common sense to know when we need to see a doctor. :-)
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• United States
22 Nov 08
exactly.. god created doctors for a reason!! apparently the common sense part seems to be fading or something.. maybe too much pollution rotting our brains
@Iliaaz (357)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
we should find a solution about to heal our kids rather than waiting it healed itself.So,whether we need to see doctor or other alternatives,we should make an effort to find a cure for any kinds of problems i.e in this case it is about disease/injury and so on.
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