Let's try this approach Penelope the way you wouldn't want to be FORCED to join any "Christian Healing crap" other people don't want to be FORCED to join a federal registry for insurance YOU believe in. All I'm asking is equal protection of free choice in both cases. If you want free choice, can you understand other people want free choice also. NOT federal mandates that penalize people for paying for health care other ways. If you want to reserve and enforce your own right to free choice, can we agree that other people of other beliefs deserve the same protection of free choice? Penelope PS 1. nobody is forcing YOU to change your beliefs or join any Christian institution against your free choice. The point is NOT to force this on anyone through federal govt. And applying that same principle to not forcing anyone to believe in govt health insurance either or force them to join that or face PENALTIES/fines if they don't comply. 2. Spiritual healing doesn't even work unless it's undertaken by free choice. So what you are saying is self-contradictory. You cannot force anyone to take on or change their faith, because if it is coerced it isn't real faith, it's fake. Only you can decide or choose to be open that some forms of SPIRITUAL HEALING have been documented by medical science to work effectively. And this is NOT the same thing as false/fake faith healing that is forced and fails, and becomes dangerous and deadly. What gets me Penelope is that you understand NOT to force Christian beliefs on people. But when it comes to your own political beliefs, you think you have the right to use govt to force that belief on others against their will and beliefs. Why the double standard?