A devout Christian couple who found their diabetic son dying prayed for for two hours, before finally calling emergency services, a Canadian court has heard.
What else could be close to such a behaviour—apart from insanity? And yet, these parents are not insane, they are just religious like many other people.
The court was told that, “Emil and Rodico Radita returned from church in Calgary, Canada, to discover that 15-year-old Alexandru was not breathing, but allegedly failed to react to the emergency and watched the boy die from bacterial sepsis,” the UK Independent reports.
Reasonably, what a person should do when he finds his son dying is to quickly call the emergency service for support, but these couple rather reached out to heaven—calling on their God through prayers for perhaps some sort off divine healing. And as usual, God did not answer—so their son died.
Post mortem showed that the couple’s son died from starvation and neglect—and examination found that the “boy’s teeth had rotted away and he had painful ulcers all over his skin due to a range of infections, the medical examiner found.”
Interestingly, a medical investigator-Shauna Mitchell told the “court it was possible the boy had stopped breathing before the couple even went to church.”
Now, the couple are facing charges of first-degree murder for the death of their son.
A few months, A UK court sentenced another Christian couple-Brian and Precious Kandare to nine and a half and eight years in prison respectively after their eight month old daughter, Rebecca- died of pneumonia due to being denied medical care because of their religious belief.
And similar to Emil and Rodico Radita’s case, Dale and Shannon Hickman, a religious couple who “live in Oregon, USA also watched while their home birthed new baby died—instead of calling 911 for help when the baby was dying, they prayed and rubbed olive on their dying son, because their religion teaches this as the best way of doing things.”
It’s such absurd and yet common practice of religion among several others which makes religion unattractive to increasing number of people—and also places a duty on all of us to question the doctrines of religion.