I nowhere speak of Leavers as behaving like Christian Scientists, as leaving their fate or the fate of their children “in the hands of God.” When they’re sick or injured they don’t passively wait for the gods to heal them. They universally have shamans—medicine men and women—and why would they do that if they thought like Christian Scientists? What they leave in the hands of the gods is the ruling of the world, not the setting of bones or the lancing of boils.

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updated: 15 Jan 1999