What a horrible, sad waste of a life: Tillmon Webb injured his knee, couldn’t afford to get it treated, and sat in a recliner for 8 months, praying for healing. His saintly (and I don’t mean that in a complimentary sense) wife tended to him as he rotted to death in the chair.
“He read his Bible daily, he spent his full focus on God,” said Webb. “And he was literally waiting and praying for a Job miracle. If anybody knows the Bible and knows Job, he really and fully believed that God was going to heal him just like he did Job, because he said he couldn’t think of a better testimony to go out and to tell people.”
I think two lives were wasted here. His wife took care of this suffering lump for 8 months — he didn’t even get up to use the bathroom, and the neighbors didn’t know she even had a husband — and this is her response after his death:
“If I feel anything right now, it’s envy for him because I wish he had taken me with him,” said Webb.
“Popular religious belief is caused by dysfunctional social conditions.” Their piety didn’t save them and didn’t alleviate their pain or their desperate conditions — it made them worse.