The following lines are from a story in today's news from the Associated Press. This tragic story highlights the danger of false religious beliefs.
"If I go to the doctor, I am putting the doctor before God," Neumann testified. "I am not believing what he said he would do." [Note: It is this bizarre scruple stated bluntly by Neumann, even after the death of his own child, that constitutes a false religious belief.] Assistant District Attorney LaMont Jacobson told jurors in closing arguments Friday that Neumann was..."overwhelmed by pride" in his interpretation of the Bible and selfishly let Madeline die as a test of faith...Neumann knew he should have taken his daughter to a doctor and minimized her illness when speaking with investigators, Jacobson said, calling Neumann no different than a drunken driver who remarks he only had a couple of beers...Doctors testified that Madeline would have had a good chance of survival if she had received medical care, including insulin and fluids, before she stopped breathing.
The report may be found at this link.