It may be narcissism. It may be mental illness. But this is not religion:
A central Wisconsin father charged with reckless homicide for not taking his dying daughter to a doctor told police that he believed God would heal her and that he thought she was simply sleeping when she became unconscious.I'm not particularly impressed by people who let their children die in the name of an organized religion, either, but how do you defend it when what you call your "religion" is pretty much something you make up as you go along?
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The family does not belong to an organized religion, and Neumann's wife, Leilani Neumann, testified Tuesday that she and her husband have nothing against doctors. But, she said, she viewed Madeline's illness as "something spiritual."