Death by unreason is the most tragic of all. It’s not all faith healing. Stupid cuts deep and shows no mercy:
(CNN) — Deep in the Himalayas, the night rolled in and a girl in a tiny hut lit a fire to keep warm.As she slept, the 15-year-old died of smoke inhalation. She was alone, separated from her community because of a biological function that half the world’s population will experience.The girl, from Gajra village in western Nepal’s Achham district, was taking part in chhaupadi, a common practice in the far west of the country in which women, considered unclean during menstruation, are banished for the extent of their periods.
Lest readers conclude this is representative only of a primitive society, please follow the back links to previous posts about other people Dying to Believe.