Think about it, Christians or most Christians I should say, staunchly support the protection of a fetus, arguing that it is a child just not yet born. Like wise, their stands against arbitration are planted firmly in the individual right to life. On the other hand, their protection of children after birth seems to disappear. For example, the case of innocent 11-year-old Kara Neumann of Weston, who after the parents, both followers of the Unleavened Bread Ministries, refuse to give their daughter real medical treatment, opting instead to “knelt in prayer beside their dying daughter,” the poor child later died of an easily treated illness, diabetes. Of course, non of these "moral" Christians are standing up aganist the perpetrators of "Faith Healing," and its crimes.

Certainly, stories like this is not anomaly. Indeed, the parents of this child and many other children who have lost their lives are part of what is called the “Faith Healing” community. Of course, there are nuts out there, like pastors, for example, who always make the claim that they were healed by “God” after praying; however, many or all of these claims, after a while, often proven to be false. Also, one have to be nuts to believe these oblivious bogus claims anyway.

The fact is, to believe in “Faith Healing” is reckless, and these people are a danger to themselves and others, young defenseless children especially. However, according to the Times.com, “In light of Kara's high-profile case, faith-healing communities around the country are worried about losing their right to treat their children according to their religious beliefs.”

You dam right! There should not be any rights to engaged in such an absurd activity, it should be a crime. According to the Unleavened Bread Ministries, as Mr. and Mrs. Neumann to stand trial, “the couple is being unfairly punished for the “crime of praying”.” No they are not; they cause the deaths of this poor child, and must be punished.

The church went on to say, "We want to have an affirmative defense where parents relying on Christian Science treatment are given a fair opportunity to explain why they believed their action was in the best interest of their child," says Farkas. "Our church loves children and we want to protect children."

Let’s be for real, relaying on “Faith Healing” is taking the suicidal path; and is certainly not the way you prove that you love children; it show prove however, that you love your “God” more than you love your child. It also shows that this “God” do not give a dam; in fact, if he did, he would have showed up and heal the child or inspired the parents to realize that the children needed better medical attention. With real sickness, and real people, praying to get better is not something too really on and there is certainly nothing to explain.

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Comment by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on February 12, 2009 at 8:04am
Well, although there are many who, after becoming religious, in some ways remain some-what rational; religion on the most part turns other-wise rational people into irrational nuts.
Comment by Creature on February 11, 2009 at 5:52pm
The thing that's always puzzled me, why can't they take them to the doctor and pray?

Personally I think that anyone that outright refuses to seek medical care for their child is not fit to care for that child. These people should not be allowed to hide behind their religion. There's absolutely no excuse to put someone too young to look out for themselves at this sort of risk.

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