Apologies if this is the wrong section or if these types of articles/outside links are not allowed here. Please just let me know. Anyway, I came across this article just today and thought it would make for some good discussion here. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/15/atheist-drug-treatmentsettlement.html The summary of the story , from what I understand, is that the atheist who got jailed initially for drug possession charges was required to do a rehab program and the clinic was forcing religious practices on him and since he declined to do so, even while still being cordial, he was sent to back to jail and then he sued for $2M and won. In such an odd story like this, there are a lot of potential points of discussion, and of course you are welcome to bring up any topic of your own that you see in this story, so please feel free to do so. As for me, what I consider to be most important in this is that I really feel it is unnecessary to have to submit to a higher power in this process. Personally, I think during these times in a person's life, it is more important to let them know that they themselves are strong instead of telling them they are weak and have to rely on a spirit that may or may not exist. I realize this process helps some people, so I don't consider it to be that much of a bad thing, nor would I judge or condemn people for believing in it, but it's just my personal belief that this is not the best way to go about it. What do you guys think?