Okay, I'll admit that the title of this post was a bit of an attention grabber, but surprisingly it's not too largely exaggerated...
I read in the newspaper yesterday that a Philadelphia couple was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The reason for this? In 2009, their two year-old son was sick with pneumonia, and instead of taking him to a hospital for life-saving medical attention, they sat on their asses and prayed for him.
They told a social worker that they were believers in "faith healing" and chose not to use conventional medicine for their sick child.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible are now facing possible 5-10 year maximum sentences depending on their sentencing early next year.
The part of the article that really made me shake my head was that they have SIX other children. Not only that, but according to an interview with Herbert's uncle, the couple's faith in God is still intact.
With today's knowledge, how can this happen? To put the icing on the proverbial cake, Herbert is a school teacher. I could go off on a massive rant about religion, responsibility and common sense, but I won't. Instead, I want to hear your opinions on why situations like this can still occur in a modern society.
|You're going to rely on this goof to heal your child?|