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16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine

16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old boy in Oregon died of an treatable urinary tract condition after he refused medical help, believing prayer would heal his illness.
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Alternative medicine: The illusion of control : Respectful Insolence

We humans like control. Actually, we need to feel as though we are in control. Perhaps that's why, when we aren't in control--can't be in control, for whatever reason--we instinctively seek ways of being more in control, or at least...
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Why The Skeptic Community Must Concern Itself With Mental Illness | What Would JT Do?

Why The Skeptic Community Must Concern Itself With Mental Illness | What Would JT Do? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I was always proud to be a part of this movement. When I went public with my illness I was afraid of rejection and judgment. But this community showed me it was better than the portions of society who stigmatize mental illness, and it accepted and took care of me, and in so doing endeared this movement to me even more. This movement will take care of you. And, if I know anything about this movement, I know that the people in it will take care of you. We are perfectly capable of forging a future where misinformation about mental illness no longer strangles its victims.

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