Tales Publicly Allowed: Competence, Capacity, And Religious Belief: What should We Make of Someone Whose Beliefs Prevent Her from Accurately Understanding Her Medical Needs and Care? should That Person Still Make Her Own Health Care Decisions? in Fact, She Probably Lacks Decision-Making Capacity. But That Does Not Mean She is Not Competent.
Fear of power invisible, feigned by the mind, or imagined from tales publicly allowed, religion; not allowed, superstition. And when the power imagined is truly such as we imagine, true religion. –Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan