Which Religions Do Not Believe in Medicine?

Throughout the world, there are many religions that do not believe in medicine, including parts of the Old Order Amish faith, parts of the Old Order Mennonites faith and the Christian Scientists. The Christian Scientists, however, are not against all forms of medicine and even list when medical treatment might be necessary on their website, writes NBC News.

The Old Order Amish are only interested in receiving help from people within their community and they do not want assistance from the government, including all government medical care. The Amish do believe in medicine from time to time when the medical need is great, such as when surgery is required. In all religions, the decision to seek medical care is most often left up to the individual, regardless of the church’s teachings.