Man Shits Self to Death For Jesus
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. In March, Webb's 550-pound husband, Tillmon, sat down in a recliner inside their trailer in Greenwood. Wearing nothing but a blanket, the 33-year-old didn't move from that recliner for the next eight months.
To be fair to Pineapple, I should also include this quote. "They were gonna give him an appointment, but they wanted $300 up front, and we didn't have the money," said Webb."
So, instead of, you know... taking a collection from church, or calling family members to ask for help, or going to a free clinic, or the emergency room, or SOMETHING... he sat in his chair for eight months, read the Bible, prayed for healing, and told everybody about how wonderful Jesus was for the healing he was going to receive.
But this is not an example of faith causing people to do irrational things. Had he been a rationalist and an atheist, he would have sat in his chair for eight months telling everybody that his ankle was going to magically heal itself. It was completely about three hundred dollars. No influence from faith at all. He would have done exactly the same thing in any case.