I have a friend who went to the doctor the other day and was given the oddest diagnosis I've ever heard.
Suffering from congestion, chronic cough, headache, and shortness of breath, vomiting - the symptoms one associates with a persistent cold or flu - she went in to the doctor expecting that she might walk out with antibiotics. Instead, after some preliminary questions about how she was feeling and her lifestyle, she ended up in this conversation.
Doctor: Do you have a religious background?
Doctor: Are you religious now?
Patient: Not really, no.
Doctor: I think I know what your problem is: you are being controlled by Satan.
This friend was flabbergasted, stunned silent. And, this really happened. In 2007. In the United States. In Southern California.
What would you have said? What would you do?