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Atheist who was jailed for denying a "higher power" in a treatment facility awarded $2 million

Discussion in 'Share Your Rehab Experience' started by ariana_, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Tournique

    Tournique Senior Contributor

    Is it so hard to switch programs if you are being assigned to a religious one? If my beliefs are different, why should I go through double the pain in order to help myself become better?
  2. fliktor7

    fliktor7 Member

    I don't believe this is true, getting into jail for not being a religious one it's just insane.
    It couldn't be all, if that's a private institution they could make their rules, but not the state rules.
    Sure there is something more, someone doesnt go to prison just for don't believe in god xS
  3. Tournique

    Tournique Senior Contributor

    Secularism is not what it should be in the 21st century.
  4. bluedressed

    bluedressed Community Champion

    Well from what I understood from the article and the comments, he did not go to jail because he did not believe in God. He was in jail, they offered him to go to rehab, he went to rehab, got kicked out for not accepting the higher power thing, and then because he was not in rehab anymore they sent him back to jail.

    Did I get anything wrong?