Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Criminal ignorance

Following quickly in the heals of the wannabe Daniel in Africa we switch to America where religiously inspired idiocy takes a slightly different but equally lethal form. The Schaibles, a Pentecostal family from Pennsylvania have unbelievably allowed a second of their children to die from pneumonia by not seeking medical treatment when needed. Their first child died in 2009 at which point the court placed a 10 year probation order on them insisting that they seek medical care for any children in their care. The couple clearly ignored this order, and unsurprisingly 8 month old Brandon, died last year. The pair now face custodial sentences.

I wonder how many more innocent children need to die or be abused before we face up to this problem, when someone claims that medicine violates their religious beliefs and says to police ..

“We believe in divine healing, the Jesus shed blood for our healing and that he died on the cross to break the devil’s power”

Then we need to admit that they are at best delusional but most probably mentally ill; such people need religion aversion therapy, not more kids. Maybe these idiots should be introduced to the lion-man preacher, chalk one up for natural selection.

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