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We Don't Need God to Perform Miracles

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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2009

Part 2 of the series "We Don't Need God" By James Hughes

http://wedontneedgod.wordpress.com

Being an Atheist literally saved my daughters life. When she became ill with a severe case of pneumonia I took her to the hospital where she was treated with modern medicine, by doctors and nurses educated in medical science. Using the latest knowledge from multiple scientific fields, they were able to pull her from the brink of death, back to full health, from a disease that in the past would have been fatal.

If I had been religious, however, like the Beagleys, the Worthingtons, and the Neumanns, who were recently in the news, I would have relied solely on faith to heal her. In acordance with the tenants of our religion Instead of watching her grow progressively better and knowing that powerful medications were easing her pain, I would watch day after day as she weakened, and would have to looked into those big brown eyes filled with pain, knowing that I was doing absolutely nothing to help her. She would have been sacrificed, so that I could maintain my integrity, in a belief in a god that doesnt exist. These three children each had illnesses which are completely treatable with modern medicine, and yet the religiously motivated hatred of science has caused their parent to turn their backs on it. And their children are the ones who pay the price. If it werent for the belief in God, and the spread of mysticism these children, like mine, would each be alive today. That is the price of faith, and the answer to Pascal's Wager. If you, as a Christian, and an advocate of faith, are expecting god to heal your children, and you are wrong, your children could die.

We don't need God to feed the hungry, the science of agriculture is doing that. We don't need god to make the blind see, optometrists are doing that. We dont need God to heal the sick. Even if he existed, We don't need God or Miracles to solve our problems. And because there is no god, We need the full power of the human mind, unmitigated and uncorrupted by deadly superstitions.

** Links to the news stories of each of the three children


http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/s...

http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamasco...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diabetes...

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