Saturday, December 11, 2010

Proof that Religion Can Kill Your Family

*not auto related

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?

38 comments:

  1. The unquenchable thirst to be 'saved' leads to their ignorance and negligence toward themselves and their children. Its a shame these people are around. Perhaps its a miracle.

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  2. I'm glad my parents decided to take me to the doctor as a child!

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  3. Do they still have to buy insurance?
    I heard a theory that if you declared yourself a Christian Scientist you could avoid taking out compulsory medical insurance on religious grounds.

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  4. If that's not a reason for a parenting license I don't know what is.

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  5. It kept getting better and better as I read the post. It really is a damn shame.

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  6. dislike. we all have opinons and are entitled to use them. but this is just horrible.

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  7. nice post, i dont think this is the first time this has happened.

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    whoever trust blindly in something deserves the jail, to think again in their beliefs

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  9. wow these type of people don't use their logic

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  10. the brainwashed masses will never wake up. this isn't the 1st time this has happend and it will never be the last.

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  11. Reminds me of the old saying, "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Give a man religion, and he'll starve to death praying for a fish."

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  13. Nutter butter to your proven and highly effective medical mumbo jumbo! We have the power of Jesus on our side! Right Jesus?
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    oh look at that, kid died.

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  14. I've heard about this story earlier this year! This is so pathetic yet I hope this opened the eyes of some Christians and that they're not all going : "oh well, that's what god wanted for him herpderp!"

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  15. It's complicated when it comes to religion, but praying like that seems a little out of date, we're in 2010!

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  16. That's how it goes when you've been 'educated' by people like them.

    I don't think they'll understand what they're doing is actually just killing their child.

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  17. prayer healing?? 5-10 is not enough... i want 25 years for these stupid bastards

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  18. I always liked the quote "God helps those who help themselves" Pray all you want, but if you dont get off your ass and do something, nothing will get done

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  19. where did jesus get that hat? you gotta admit, theres nothing like a dead skunk on your head to renew your faith......

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  20. @ Major.Mack

    He got the hat at a garage sale

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  21. Sane religious people believe that God gave the world doctors and medicine for a reason. There's a reason why faith healing isn't accepted in modern society.

    Poor kids.

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  22. I hadn't heard of this story before.

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  23. I'm amazed, but never surprised, by stories like this. If you want to endanger your own life with your beliefs, that's fine. But a child? F off with that.

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  24. Damn, that's just sad and I think there are quite a few more stories like this...

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  25. You'd think that ppl get smarter as time goes on,, but not everyone i guess

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  26. idiots. Damn im full of RAGE now....

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  27. God is punishing them for not praying hard enough. If only they had prayed harder, everything would've been fine.

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