COLUMBIA, South Carolina (NBC) – Believing his faith would heal him, a Greenwood County, South Carolina man sat down in his recliner after an injury in March and never got up.
On Thursday, his wife explained why he stayed in the recliner until shortly before he died.
“The man totally believed in God and his healing,” said Ada Webb.
Proving once again that true belief is bad for your health.
The really sad part is this:
Webb says Tillmon consistently told her not to call for help. She says Wednesday morning he was in so much pain that she finally called an ambulance.
Greenwood County authorities say they found Tillmon covered with sores, and that he appeared to weigh about 800 pounds. They say he was stuck to his chair, and they had to saw the recliner apart. They cut a large hole around the front door to get him out.
He died at the hospital.
Webb says she has no regrets about leaving him in that recliner.
“If I feel anything right now, it’s envy for him because I wish he had taken me with him,” said Webb.
I don’t know how else to look at this except faith ending a life. I suppose my frequent critic, Alison, will propose that faith had nothing to do with it, and that he wouldn’t have gotten help in any case because he didn’t have the three hundred dollars for an appointment. Personally, I’ve known a lot of people who didn’t have money for an appointment and found a way to get medical help. Very few of them have sat down in a chair to wait on healing. Coincidentally, none of them were theists, either.