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2nd child of Pa. couple dies after only praying


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#1 mav1234

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another of their children has died.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in faith healing.

Philadelphia Judge Benjamin Lerner said at a hearing they violated the most important condition of their probation: to seek medical care for their remaining children.


http://www.chron.com...ing-4455524.php


Obviously this act is criminal, but at what point should the beliefs of a parent be replaced by what is clearly needed by the child?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Case by case basis, but pretty much anything that endangers the welfare of a child should be dealt with by the authorities.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

God is merciful and works in mysterious ways! Their child is in a much better place now, the suffering is over. There is only one set of laws anyone has to answer to... God's laws!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

If someone wants to live out their faith that's fine as long as it doesn't hurt other people. However it gets much more complicated when it involves a parent/child relationship.

Luckily most people in America don't truly believe fully in their religion like these people do so it's not common here in America.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

I hope their defense is that "obviously God wanted our child dead, so therefore we are innocent of any wrongdoing"...

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

God is merciful and works in mysterious ways! Their child is in a much better place now, the suffering is over. There is only one set of laws anyone has to answer to... God's laws!



Not sure if serious.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

This is a severe case of child abuse by repeat offenders. Lock them up in the looney bin and throw away the key.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Not sure if serious.


Total seriousness.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

I'm sure that they'll say it was God's will. That's Christian's answer to everything that they don't have a real answer for.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

I'm sure that they'll say it was God's will. That's Christian's answer to everything that they don't have a real answer for.


Yes it is. And my reply to them would be "your god's will is terrible".

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

I just don't get it...but I'll openly admit, I'm far less religious than the average bear and nowhere near as close as these folks. To be, it's a slam dunk...medicine!!!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

Religion, what an awesome thing.