In a story I just saw (here) titled “Toddler with eight limbs branded ‘reincarnation of Hindu god’ to undergo life-saving operation” is says
“A toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Vishnu, is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.
Lakshmi Tatma was born joined to a ‘parasitic twin’ and will go under the knife at the hands of 30 surgeons to remove two of her useless arms and legs.”
This is one case that, fortunately, religion does not get in the way of modern medicine to try and save this child’s life, however just looking at the comments and how people think that it is lord Vishnu makes me want to vomit in disgust. How can you think that this is a reincarnation of a supreme being if with its birth it has a life threatening problem (under her photo in the paper it says “torment: Lakshmi can not walk or crawl and is unlikely to survive her teens without surgery“), and if this god was so mighty – would it not have given this child some super power and not this terrible problem?