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01:39 PM on 06/24/2013
What sort of Judge releases a parent that is guilty of allowing TWO of her children to die on the notion that her children are being negatively impacted by the absence of their parents? They should never be allowed near their children again. They should be fixed so they can never have children again. Evidence shows that they are a great threat to the well-being of those children and this Judge's actions border on the criminal and I can only hope that nothing further happens to their kids or this man should face charges in aiding and abetting a crime.
12:57 PM on 06/24/2013
What? Faith healing doesn't work? My entire worldview has collapsed.

http://thetaoofreason.blogspot.com/p/posts.html
12:54 PM on 06/24/2013
An unfortunate perspective or move of the couple re faith and medicine. Faith does not exclude doctors and medicine. Good move by the judge to get some parent and children contact going.
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12:57 PM on 06/24/2013
''' Faith does not exclude doctors and medicine. '''

This is true.
01:18 PM on 06/24/2013
Why? So she can continue murdering her children? The children would be better served if these parents simply ceased to exist at all.
12:52 PM on 06/24/2013
1. they had no real medical treatment when jesus was alive
2. jesus was not real
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Dominic G Accardi
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06:43 PM on 06/25/2013
Get Real, all modren medicine is based on past uses of plants! How do you know he was not real?
09:48 PM on 06/25/2013
because santa and easter bunny were not and no all modern medicine is not based on past uses of plants lol.
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godlessliberal0
blasphemy is a victimless crime...
12:49 PM on 06/24/2013
The fact that they were even allowed to keep custody of their children after the first incident shows that we cut religion WAY too much slack in this country.
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Will Storm
Pistis kai logos FAITH AND REASON
02:05 PM on 06/24/2013
Perhaps this is an example of an irrational precept of religion. When the people vote in support of slavery we do not say that voting as a whole is bad but that the people did not use their rights correctly.

Just because someone claims a belief to be religious does not mean that it is in fact a proper religious belief. To deny oneself and others the advantages medicine holds in support of the body's purpose is irrational and not a proper employment of reason.
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sofaking6
02:38 PM on 06/24/2013
I'm sure YOU know exactly which religious beliefs are "proper" and "rational", dontcha.
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meanarchy
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02:53 PM on 06/24/2013
Well put just like believing in religion is an example of not employing the art of reason.
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cadaei
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04:02 PM on 06/24/2013
Great micro-bio!
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godlessliberal0
blasphemy is a victimless crime...
12:48 PM on 06/24/2013
We oughta strap her and her husband into electric chairs and let them pray to Jesus as fervently as they can to prevent the electricity from coursing through them and frying them to death.
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VA Jill
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12:25 PM on 06/24/2013
This decision was made "in light of children's welfare"? Really? These ignorant, neglectful people have killed two of their children through neglect and they still have custody of ANY children? What's wrong with you, Pennsylvania? This judge should be booted off the bench.
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12:23 PM on 06/24/2013
Why am I against religion? Gosh, if only i had an example to illustrate one of the many reasons.

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg
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rich3324
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12:23 PM on 06/24/2013
"for months, they have had virtually no contact with either parent"

And they are all healthy as a horse.
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1waitasec
theology = opinion based on conjecture, so what?
12:21 PM on 06/24/2013
"we pray and ask to be healed the way that Jesus did when he was on Earth"

and why not? this is jesus the son of the creator of the universe we are talking about...the same jesus who performed miracles for the purpose to prove he was god's son...although that really doesn't prove anything of the sort, but regardless...those who want to believe have the right to do so...right? so were does one draw the line when it comes to religious faith?
seems to me if one draws the line with religious faith, then it isn't faith.it's a belief based on CONVENIENCE....how mundane is that? i see nothing exceptional about that...not at all.
12:19 PM on 06/24/2013
I think it's revealing that the parents believe god disapproves of medical consultation, but has no problem with legal consultation. These people have lawyers.
But the issue with them rejecting medicine is they say god looks out for their needs without external help. If that's true, why doesn't he look after their legal needs?
Seems completely arbitrary and very self-serving.
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01:02 PM on 06/24/2013
You make excellent points.
01:42 PM on 06/24/2013
There are verses in the Bible that most of these whack-jobs point to as confirmation of their practices that speak to trusting in faith and prayer and all things will be cured. It is bogus and BS but has scriptural merit.
04:47 PM on 06/24/2013
I can't think of a single bible verse that they could claim condemns medical consultation but approves of legal consultation. 
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LA RAM
11:56 AM on 06/24/2013
Prayer is fine to try at first, and even for a while. Many times it does indeed "work".

But when it is obviously not getting the results expected, a responsible parent must try other methods, including traditional medicine.

These parents were obviously irresponsible regarding their precious children. Very sad.
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12:15 PM on 06/24/2013
Prayer works in the same manner as drinking scotch works; both help to cure the common cold. Eventually, the cold is defeated. Was it the prayer? Was it the scotch?
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LA RAM
06:30 PM on 06/24/2013
Obviously you do not believe in prayer the same way I do not beleive n scotch. I'll stick with prayer. You can have the scotch.
01:44 PM on 06/24/2013
No, you apply medicine first and then, if you must, pray. But always medicine and doctors first. Much better success rate. All data points to this.
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LA RAM
06:27 PM on 06/24/2013
You are obviously not spiritual and have little experience with the healing effects of prayer, or you would not have such as silly view. Medicine and time int eh hospital kills people "accidentally" every year. Sorry, I'll stick with prayer first and Western Medicine later. Have not had much need of a doctor in many decades and when I did I think that was about the placebo effect.
11:41 AM on 06/24/2013
Jesus healed the sick in ways distinctly different from those of modern-day healers.

* For example, Jesus healed everyone who came to him for help.
* He did not heal certain people singled out from a crowd and send others away without a cure.
*Jesus’ cures were also complete and almost always instantaneous.

The Bible says: “All the crowd were seeking to touch him, because power was going out of him and healing them all.”—Luke 6:19.

In contrast........... modern-day faith healers, who often blame the sick for lack of faith when no healing occurs, Jesus healed even some who had not yet put faith in him.

* For example, once Jesus approached a blind man uninvited and cured him.
Later, Jesus asked him: “Are you putting faith in the Son of man?” The man replied: “Who is he, sir, that I may put faith in him?” Jesus told him: “He that is speaking with you is that one.”—John 9:1-7, 35-38.

It is those who refuse to be reasonable when choosing to follow the Christ that are influenced by those who are lacking in 'humility'. They are more impressed with what a 'man' says vs. what the Bible actually does say.
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meanarchy
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03:02 PM on 06/24/2013
The Bible is an inaccurate record of events and to quote from it is akin to boasting how little you know of history and Biblical scholarship.
09:11 PM on 06/24/2013
OK. I'll play. Name something of historical or scientific relavence that the Bible touches on that is incorrect. Go!
11:33 AM on 06/24/2013
Why are the church elders and pastors who caused this travesty still running around loose? Why never a prosecution of church people who cause criminal murders?
10:30 AM on 06/25/2013
My thought would be that by telling someone to do something & that someone then does it, the speaker isn't accountable for someone else's actions - as a general rule, speech is a protected right in this country. If you tell someone to "go drive off a cliff" & they do, you are not then held responsible for their actions.... just my thought.... short of proving some sort of "mind-control" thing ... I don't know, me being held responsible for someone else's actions because of an opinion or something I may have said would be a frightening idea - so many scenarios.
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Parade Keegan
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11:29 AM on 06/24/2013
What's the difference with this child death and that of a child who accidentally shoots their-self with a parents' unsecured gun? Nothing IMO? These parents should be charged with murder IMO.
12:49 PM on 06/24/2013
Good point. An unsecured gun accident can happen in an instant.
But the agony of the child in this "faith healing" death was much greater, and with many more opportunities to prevent it.
That's a difference I can see...
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Parade Keegan
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01:06 PM on 06/24/2013
Yes, which IMO makes the parents of a child who died because of the parents belief in faith healing more culpable in the child's death IMO.
01:19 PM on 06/24/2013
One is an accident, the other is intentional. These parents knowingly, intentionally, and with premeditation, killed two of their children. I have no idea why this is not being charged as First Degree Murder.