Irrational religious belief strikes again:
A SYDNEY woman accused of fatally stabbing her father, sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court was told today.
The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 and recommended follow-up treatment at Bankstown Hospital, in Sydney’s south-west.
Dr Mark Cross, the consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said the woman’s parents refused this treatment.
â€œShe had a history of being diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 at Bankstown Hospital, but follow-up from the mental health team was apparently declined by her parents because of their alleged scientology beliefs,â€ Dr Cross said.
Hey, on the bright side, that’s two nasty Thetans that are looking for new bodies to inhabit.
On the flip side, this poor woman – once her condition is regulated by the wonders of science – has to live with the knowledge of what she has done.
Yes, yes, good Christians, I know that your particular brand of irrationality is ever so different.
So very different indeed.
(found at Pharyngula)