Here's another story I think might provoke some interesting discussion.
In this post, a friend, who's a doctor, is, er, rather upset that she can't treat a child who was injured in a car accident. Pardon me for saying so, but this is one of the issues of religion that I find hard to respect. We have the means to treat things like this and to alleviate the obvious pain that the girl was in, but because of religious restrictions, the doctor can do nothing for her. Why bother bringing her to the hospital in the first place? Why not just go home and pray for the pain to subside and the injury to heal?
Now, before you go on attacking me for being insensitive to the rules of the religious, put yourself in the place of this doctor and imagine your frustration knowing that you could help this girl, but having your hands proverbially tied. Where is the sense in letting the poor girl suffer unnecessarily?
Here's the good doctor's rather colorful vent:
Ugh, I've got some muslim patients who were involved in a car accident, it's Ramadan so they're all fasting. One is a 12 year old girl with a possible shoulder fracture and she is screaming her head off with pain but I can't give her anything because she's fasting. Christ on a bike, I want to punch these people in the head. Preferably until they stop breathing. Denying your child pain medication in the name of your god - praise be to Allah.Answer Question
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