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DonTom
03-21-2010, 10:15 AM
"Ore. faith healers get 16 months for son's death"

See story here.
(http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?floc=DC-headline&sc=1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20100308/2054053868.htm)

-Don- SSF, CA

Eric
03-21-2010, 12:23 PM
"Ore. faith healers get 16 months for son's death"

See story here.
(http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?floc=DC-headline&sc=1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20100308/2054053868.htm)

-Don- SSF, CA


This is one of those tough issues where you don't (well, I don't :D) want to endorse government intrusion... . But, minor children are involved. If adults want to choose "faith healing" over medical treatment (or whatever) I support their right to do so, even if I also think they're batshit crazy or just stupid. But when batshit crazy/stupid parents refuse to have minor children properly treated (by real doctors) there may be cause for the government to step in, on the grounds of force/coercion being used to harm another person. Kids legally can't make such decisions on their own (this is why even if a child "consents" to sex with an adult, it is still child molesting/rape, etc.).

Thoughts?

DonTom
03-22-2010, 07:15 AM
Thoughts?

Yep! I agree with all of that. Let the adults refuse all the medical treatment they want for themselves, but even that could be a very poor idea as the kid or kids will be left without a parent or two in many such cases.

But they have no right to force their superstitious nonsense on their kids if the kids can be harmed from it. Not even if the kids want to, as they are not old enough to legally be that stupid on their own.



-Don-

Eric
03-22-2010, 07:26 AM
Yep! I agree with all of that. Let the adults refuse all the medical treatment they want for themselves, but even that could be a very poor idea as the kid or kids will be left without a parent or two in many such cases.

But they have no right to force their superstitious nonsense on their kids if the kids can be harmed from it. Not even if the kids want to, as they are not old enough to legally be that stupid on their own.



-Don-



The horror of it is that such people reproduce.

But in my opinion this explains the persistence of religious belief; that is, religious believers tend to have kids (and more of them) than non-believers, and of course they indoctrinate their progeny with superstitious nonsense and "magical thinking" which, along with the often extreme social pressures of living among religious people, makes it very, very hard (and thus, very uncommon) for a kid with religious parents who grew up in that environment to reject religious belief.

dBrong
03-28-2010, 11:51 PM
"Ore. faith healers get 16 months for son's death"

See story here. (http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?floc=DC-headline&sc=1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20100308/2054053868.htm)
(http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?floc=DC-headline&sc=1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20100308/2054053868.htm)

-Don- SSF, CA


It's one less breeder!

Eric
03-29-2010, 06:56 AM
It's one less breeder!

Oh, they'll just pop out another one!

Ever hear of the Duggars?