No, you can’t kill your children

10 Oct

Two parents just let their 11 year old daughter die of diabetes. The judge gave them 6 months in jail and 10 years probation….. I don’t know about you, but this makes me furious. What did these parents do to help their child? They prayed. Prayed to their non existent god and the child died because instead of getting her medical treatment, they did nothing.

Parents should not be allowed to withhold life saving medical treatment from their children. I don’t care what your religion is, the child is below the age of making rational judgments, and therefore should not be put to death because of the parent’s beliefs. “Oh, but they’re good people!” No! They are not! They murdered their daughter in the name of cave man myths!

This girl had her entire life before her, she had so much potential, but all that will never be realized because her parents made the decision to let her die rather than go to a hospital where doctors could have saved her life. And the girl had no choice in this….

6 Responses to “No, you can’t kill your children”

  1. freidenker24 October 14, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    This is not me being devil’s advocate, but I’ll try my humble best to make you rethink the issue a bit differently. I just finished reading Hume’s “Enquiries Concering Human Understanding”. One point of his that stood out that if you logically follow an accepted set of suppositions regarding cause and effect, no one is accountable for anything. To take the first few steps re evil parents here, their parents taught them that God is the only source of health and morality, hence, they followed the logical consequence of that immoral idea.

    If you go further back in that logical train, you will reach the fact that God murdered a little kid.

    Hume, by the way, goes to very short lengths (I wonder why, no, really) saying that it’s “all part of his big plan”.

    But the truth is – there is a point to be made here, which is why these parents aren’t “murderers” and which is why I am certain they don’t deserve a life sentence or anything even remotely similar to that.

    I do think it’s horrible. Really, really, horrible.

  2. Chris December 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    I see what both of you are saying, but the parents knew that their child could be saved by modern medicine. I don’t think they’re evil, just blind idiots with their heads stuck up their asses. What reason, what real, concrete reason do they have to believe that praying for their child would save her life? Here, I’ll put what I’m saying into joke format: A man is stuck on the roof of his house, and the level of the flood water is rapidly rising. The man is praying to god to help him, to save him from a watery death. By the time the water level reaches the bottom edge of the roof, another man in a rowboat rows up and says “get in! I can take us to higher ground!”. But the man refuses, saying that god will save him. By the time the water is halfway up the roof, a motorboat comes up and the pilot says “get in! I can take you to safety!”. But again, the man refuses, stating that god will save him. Finally, the water is up to his waist when a helicopter hovers over him. A man in the helicopter says “get in! We can fly you to higher ground!”. But the man refuses, assuring god will save his life. The flood waters rise, and the man dies. When he is in heaven, he goes to god and asks “Why didn’t you save me? I prayed and I prayed, but you didn’t save me,” to which god replies “I sent two boats and a helicopter, but you still died!”
    If god did exist, he would be most benevolent considering the great many extraordinary modern miracles around us. So, I do think the parents are evil, just stupid. Did the story say anything about them living in a thatched roof cottage?

  3. Crange January 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Religion – the whole fucking lot of them – only have one purpose and that is to keep the ‘organizers’ in power and money by keeping their followers in the dark.
    People need to wise up to the point where paddlers of religious filth are run out of town.
    Life can be hard enough for ordinary people without having to be constantly battling an imaginary devil and spending their miserable lives apologizing for having a mouth at one end and an asshole and set of genitals at the other.
    We’re all in this thing called life together and, if you can’t get some pleasure out of it yourself, don’t go about frightening others.

  4. Melissa July 24, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Uh, actually, you can kill your children if you abort them in time.

    Which is deserving of a Dawin Award as far as I am concernec; if murderous mamas want to eliminate more of themselves from the gene pool, that will probably be for the best.

    Notice that the conservatives are having lots of babies, while the Lefties are killing theirs.

    Go figure.

  5. Lady Valiant March 2, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    I’m religious, and I feel a bit timid about posting an answer here, but here it is.

    I don’t agree with what the parents did at all. God helps those who help themselves, and it seems they just waited around for God to do all the work. Quoting David Truman, “… sometimes, God can’t EFFECTIVELY help a guy who’s working too hard to UNhelp himself.”

  6. godlesspaladin March 2, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Hey Lady Valiant, thanks for the comment. Please don’t feel timid about posting here. I may disagree with some ideas, but I’m not going to attack you or call you an idiot.

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