|Faith & Healing (msnbc article)
Standard-Speaker, PA - 2 hours ago
... One of her patients, a Jehovah’s Witness who has diabetes and hypertension, believes her illness is in God’s hands and she sometimes eats destructively ... ...... Other experts worry, however, that faith can sometimes interfere with a patient’s journey through illness. Dr. Suki Tepperberg, a family physician in Dorchester, Mass., has concerns about those who put too much faith in God’s will. One of her patients, a Jehovah’s Witness who has diabetes and hypertension, believes her illness is in God’s hands and she sometimes eats destructively, harming her health. Tepperberg is worried that, while this woman could take better care of herself, “she believes God really is the ultimate decision-maker.” In her review of the literature, Powell found several studies suggesting that praying with a sick person can sometimes impede recovery; one study concluded that the risk of a bad health outcome doubled, perhaps because patients believed God would protect them or that their illness was some kind of divine punishment.....
BLOCKBUSTER The Jehovah's Witnesses have goaded millions of followers into neglecting their health care,believing in the Watchtower's bogus apocalyptic promises that the 'paradise' is coming 'any day'. This includes all my elderly family members as i am a 3rd generation Jehovah's Witness.Please investigate the deadly Watchtower cult as they are 'wolves in sheep's clothing' or 'Charlie Manson without the look'. Danny's 2001 interview with the Maine Times: Q: When I was working as a visiting nurse, I took care of a guy with uncontrolled diabetes, and it was killing him. He was a Jehovah's Witness, and he told me it didn't really matter whether he controlled his disease because his religion taught him that everything's just temporary anyway. I never saw anybody living in such complete poverty, he couldn't afford the food or medicine he needed, and he refused to accept any kind of assistance. But he had this stack of new books he had bought from the church. He was a man without education or sophistication. CONTACTS [email protected] (put To the health editor in subject line [email protected] MSNBC investigates [email protected] DATELINE [email protected] Newsweek [email protected] Letters to newsweek ---------- Further reading below-Danny Haszard personal experiences growing up with neglected health care Governing Body as evil rulers causing death original JWD thread "Staying Alive Until 1975" My Story of Growing Up JW with Severe Ulcerative Colitis Witness of the Watchtower Holocaust