One thing that irritates me about people of Christian faith sometimes: the belief that if you only had a stronger/better relationship with Jesus/God, then all your problems would go away. For instance, I read in my paper's religion section the other day, about a Christian speaker saying she used to have agoraphobia until she started having a better relationship with God.
Give me a freakin' break.
It's this whole 'health and wealth' gospel going on. The speaker talks about how God 'brought her to a place of greater soundness and stability' (and it goes on, and on, and on).
Now, I realize that I wasn't there in person to hear this malarkey, but this is another reason I'm so glad I'm Catholic. A friend and I were talking about this the other night over drinks. She brought up the fact that she's so glad she is Catholic because when she was fighting depression over a year ago (at her Protestant college), she would get this "If only you had a better relationship with God, you'd be healed" garbage, and that made her feel only worse about herself. Then we had this discussion about how, with the Catholic faith, we're like, "Dude, go get that checked out. Something's physically wrong."
I'm not saying that miraculous things don't happen, and I'm not saying that medicine has all the answers. But usually with your health, don't you think it kinda makes sense to get a physical (and start praying too, but that's a side deal) - before you start the good ole-fashioned guilt trips on yourself?