This is kind of continuation from the Duggars using iphones--why are they using modern technology if they are such Bible-believing Christians? However, this goes so far beyond iphones that it deserves it's own topic and will go so deep you may need to come up for air.
I was re-watching an episode of M*A*S*H a few days ago and Hawkeye said, "G-d does the work, but the doctor takes the fee." Think about that statement as we go along...
The Duggars say they trust in G-d for the number of their children and don't rely in birth control at all, yet they have no problem relying in medical technology to save their lives. A lot of people see this as a hypocritical statement. A lot of people see them not trusting in G-d to cure Josie. There are several things wrong with this argument.
In the first place, they aren't Christian Scientists--that is they get shots, they go to dentists, they have surgeries, etc. They've never claimed that they didn't believe in doctors, they just don't believe in using birth control.
I would imagine that if any one of you detractors would sit down with any number of trauma surgeons, oncologists, neurosurgeons, neonatologists, thoracic surgeons, and the like, you would find them to be quite spiritual and believing in a higher power--remember the quote above. When my husband had emergency open heart surgery his Muslim surgeon prayed with me, a Jew, not for my husband's recovery, but that G-d would give him the skills he would need to see my husband through--see the difference there?
Now I know I quoted a TV show...and the next line Hawkeye said was, "I'm able to do a lot of things in surgery I'm not really good enough to do" and he was trying to reassure the camp Priest, letting him know that his prayers in the operating room were helpful...but remember this...those writers got their material from ACTUAL DOCTORS, NURSES, AND PERSONNEL from a MASH unit. I don't doubt a conversation like that actually happened. Nor do I doubt that doctors and nurses pray quietly to themselves before they go into surgery everyday.
So let's go back in time even further. You want an example of a sect who's living even further back in time only in the modern age--look at mine. I worship with Chassidic Jews. True Chassidim are worshiping and living as if it were the 1800s, yet they've accepted electricity and telephones and cars. They go to doctors and have their babies in hospitals, only far more modestly than even Michelle Duggar--the husband watches from above the waist! So while they also do not believe in birth control, they still believe in modern medicine.
If you want my honest opinion, I think this is just one more way people who are truly anti-Duggar can complain about them. Truly thought out, no, they aren't being hypocrites. But hey, if you want to argue my points, feel free, I'd love to hear your opinions.