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2013-04-23 09:03:57 PM  

sithon: And these are the people breeding in great numbers .


Well, not as great as they could be.
 
2013-04-23 09:04:40 PM  

over_and_done: johnnieconnie: They were convicted of involuntary manslaughter the first time.

/hope they get Murder One with life for this one

From TFA:

"They have not been charged, as authorities are waiting on autopsy results, but they could face a prison sentence as long as 10 years."

10 years is bullshiat.  They killed two children and would likely kill the remaining seven if given the chance.  The correct response would be to infect them both with something horrible, then isolate them so that they can't spread it.  Wait a week or so for them to die.


And they could spend that time praying and in quiet reflection. Maybe at the end of the week they would learn how wrong they were, but they would still be dead. And the world and their surviving children would be better off.
 
2013-04-23 09:05:21 PM  

ManateeGag: so, this is OK, but abortion is murder?


You have to understand something about the Anti-abortion movement. It's not about "unborn life" in the least. It's about forcing births - both to "punish" people they view as sinful for their acts, and to have more of a base to build their followers upon. Especially when you delve into the pro-birthers that subscribe to the "Christian identity" and "Quiverfull" phillosophies, they care about breeding followers for their "Army of God". They care fark-all about those babies after they are spit out from the womb - this shows in the typical overlap of beliefs against intervention against socioeconomic disparity and the lack of healthcare.

This is why no one should be using pro-life to describe these people. They do NOT care about that life after it's quiefed out.
 
2013-04-23 09:05:28 PM  
I'm guessing three possible responses from religious fundies are.

1. They aren't real Christians (No True Scottsman variant)
2. God works in mysterious ways (The government has no jurisdiction due to religious freedom)
3. They're whackos (*)

(*) assumes some religious fundies are capable of rational thought.
 
2013-04-23 09:05:31 PM  

Churchy LaFemme: HighlanderRPI: The amazing part is that they have 7 other children that have survived thus far without falling prey to their parent's stupidity

Let me guess: they don't believe in birth control either?


It seems like their method has worked twice.
 
2013-04-23 09:05:55 PM  
A firefight in Boston?
 
2013-04-23 09:06:10 PM  
Bees?  Was it bees?  I bet it was bees.
 
2013-04-23 09:07:18 PM  
Because of dark wizards?
 
2013-04-23 09:07:20 PM  
But on the plus side, the gene pool just got smarter
 
2013-04-23 09:08:22 PM  
On the plus side, they won't have to suffer through Obamacare...
 
2013-04-23 09:08:31 PM  
Sudden Infant Derp Syndrome
 
2013-04-23 09:08:49 PM  
I don't see the problem.  I normally flushed my #2 down the toilet.
 
2013-04-23 09:08:55 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Obama ate it?


I laughed.  Now I feel awful.
 
2013-04-23 09:09:39 PM  
Break parents legs then dump them in the woods let them pray there way out.
 
2013-04-23 09:09:39 PM  
More evidence that religion is child abuse.  This is perhaps the most heinous of examples.  But parents who teach their children that the earth is 6,000 years old, God hates them queers, etc. are other examples.  But even something as innocuous as faith being a legitimate substitute for evidence or teaching kids to believe in supernatural causes (the basis of religion) leaves impressionable young minds handicapped in the real world.

Religion IS child abuse.
 
2013-04-23 09:09:50 PM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 09:10:18 PM  

hardinparamedic: SpikeStrip: got run over by a crappy purple scion

Your choice of music is terrible.


well, duh. let me show you my nickleback collection
 
2013-04-23 09:10:36 PM  
Silly fundies.  God gave us brains to find ways to live longer.  These are not God's people.  They've been taken by Satan.
 
2013-04-23 09:12:45 PM  
If there IS a Heaven, what happens to all the babies (and fetuses) that end up there? Do they age? It would suck to be baby for eternity
 
2013-04-23 09:12:59 PM  

ManateeGag: so, this is OK, but abortion is murder?


Right-winters don't give a shiat about kids once they're outside of the mother.
 
2013-04-23 09:13:14 PM  
Better she died in a hospital after her parents were bled out of all of their money?

I think they made a solid personal solution, subby.  Why do you hate freedom so much?
 
2013-04-23 09:13:14 PM  
Religion, proving that vaccinations aren't the actual cause of retardation.
 
2013-04-23 09:13:22 PM  
There's no excuse for this. i come from a little farm town in East Texas - and most of the people around there were deeply religious, and not exactly Mensa members, either. I doubt my grandmother ever read a book other than the Bible in her life.
But when they got sick, or hurt badly, they WENT TO A DAMN DOCTOR.
Religion does not excuse this in any way, shape, or form.
 
2013-04-23 09:13:35 PM  

Mega Steve: If there IS a Heaven, what happens to all the babies (and fetuses) that end up there? Do they age? It would suck to be baby for eternity


Diapers and oncall boobs in my mouth? Sign me up.
 
2013-04-23 09:14:01 PM  
Devoured by escaped velociraptors?
 
2013-04-23 09:14:13 PM  

vudukungfu: Sudden Infant Derp Syndrome


*snerk*
 
2013-04-23 09:14:13 PM  
Cripes... that church is about 3 miles from where my brother and his family used to live. Friggin' northeast Philly. Hardly a bastion of fundamentalist thought.  Religious kookery is everywhere.
 
2013-04-23 09:15:01 PM  

vudukungfu: Sudden Infant Derp Syndrome


I actually have SIDS.  I have to take medication to keep it under control.   The other day I forgot my meds and almost suffocated on my pillow.
 
2013-04-23 09:15:34 PM  

SpikeStrip: well, duh. let me show you my nickleback collection


You...you monster. PEOPLE LIKE YOU MURDERED THE JEWS!

jst3p: [i303.photobucket.com image 716x535]


*snerk* BABBYQUARIUM IS NOW IN PLAY!
 
2013-04-23 09:15:46 PM  
There's a guy in my office who is one of these religious nutbags. No modern medicine, just prayer. He was out once for 2 weeks with some hard cold. And he's got three kids in elementary school, so god knows what kinda sick they are bringing home with them. I think he's insane.

The parents here should be prosecuted for longer than 10 years. Like maybe 50. This goes up there with promoting that vaccinations will make your kids autistic.

fark em
 
2013-04-23 09:15:59 PM  
And people wonder why ObamaCare eschewed the Single Prayer System.
 
2013-04-23 09:16:26 PM  

ManateeGag: so, this is OK, but abortion is murder?


once they're born, they don't matter.
 
2013-04-23 09:17:09 PM  

boozehat: Imagine if they were Muslim.....


SHARIA LAW!!!
FOX News Special Report
 
2013-04-23 09:17:26 PM  

HighlanderRPI: The amazing part is that they have 7 other children that have survived thus far without falling prey to their parent's stupidity


Not anymore they don't. The state took them away. We believe in parental rights strongly enough to let them keep their kids when they kill one of them, but two is pushing it!
 
2013-04-23 09:17:41 PM  
Sterilize both of them so they can't reproduce again. If their prayers cure that then they can have kids again.
 
2013-04-23 09:17:44 PM  
Science flies people to the moon. Religion flies people into buildings.
 
2013-04-23 09:18:37 PM  

tuna fingers: Better she died in a hospital after her parents were bled out of all of their money?

I think they made a solid personal solution, subby.  Why do you hate freedom so much?


You might have a point but you obviously DNRTA because this isn't some rare cancer, these deaths were bacterial pneumonia and the second hasn't been determined, but there was trouble breathing and diarrhea before the death.  They didn't even take the babies to the doctor for a farking opinion.
 
2013-04-23 09:19:05 PM  

jst3p: [i303.photobucket.com image 716x535]


I recall seeing that picture before, but not the context...
 
2013-04-23 09:19:10 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: No matter one's personal theology (or lack thereof) I think we can all agree that if there is an afterlife these snapperheads have a permanent reservation in the room by the elevator in the most disused wing of the Endless Vuvuzela & Pan Flute Orchestra covers "Nickleback" Concert building adjacent to the Never-Ceasing Rerun of "Batman & Robin" Screen next to the Lake of Burning Hobo Semen where the roving Octo-Penised Rapenocerouses always have full bottles of Cialis.


well-crafted, good sir.
 
2013-04-23 09:19:57 PM  

Bacontastesgood: rmatthewware: Most Christians aren't like this.  Most of us wouldn't let a child suffer.  ...... But don't blame Christianity because some of his followers are idiots.

Who are you talking to?  I realize fark is rich in athiests and agnostics, but almost all of us recognize that most Christians are reasonable people.  You are like 75% of the US population after all.  There would be huge problems if most of you never went to or took your kids to hospitals.


I was raised as a Christian Scientist.

I got better.
 
2013-04-23 09:20:28 PM  

jst3p:


Golfclap.
 
2013-04-23 09:21:05 PM  

CrAz3D: ManateeGag: so, this is OK, but abortion is murder?

flip side: parents' right to choose, but this is murder?


Most pro-choice people acknowledge/believe that human life does not begin at conception, so there's no inconsistency there.  The only way the other way makes sense is if pro-lifers believe life ends at birth.
 
2013-04-23 09:21:23 PM  
www.nationnews.com

They obviously prayed to the wrong god
 
2013-04-23 09:21:30 PM  
Wasn't Luke a physician? Doesn't that make them okay?
 
2013-04-23 09:21:45 PM  

hardinparamedic: jst3p: [i303.photobucket.com image 716x535]

*snerk* BABBYQUARIUM IS NOW IN PLAY!


Keeping it alive as long as I can!

/it's been over a year now
 
2013-04-23 09:23:08 PM  

Nem Wan: HighlanderRPI: The amazing part is that they have 7 other children that have survived thus far without falling prey to their parent's stupidity

Not anymore they don't. The state took them away. We believe in parental rights strongly enough to let them keep their kids when they kill one of them, but two is pushing it!


Well things haven't settled out yet, so maybe they can still get a trifecta.
 
2013-04-23 09:23:30 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Abox: FTA they could face a prison sentence as long as 10 years.

And like Job, retaining faith despite continued misery by God's hand.

I think you spelled Satan wrong...

/Fark, I am disappoint - I thought you knew your bibles... so you could bash it more effectively.


I think you didn't read your Bible.  Everything that happened to Job was by God's hand, so he could win an argument with Satan.
 
2013-04-23 09:23:32 PM  

RedWineBuzz: Science flies people to the moon. Religion flies people into buildings.


And what's the first thing Buzz Aldrin did when he got to the moon? He celebrated Communion.

Science and religion are not opposites.
 
2013-04-23 09:23:50 PM  
If they cut themselves with a knife while chopping veggies in the kitchen, do they just kneel down and pray too?  If their kid falls down and hits their head, do they not put ice on the bump? Do they go to the dentist? Would they seek out eyeglasses? What is the muther farking hell is wrong with people!?!?!?!?
 
2013-04-23 09:24:26 PM  
I can only hope these bastards are put in jail long enough for the mother to be unable to have children.....and the father to get a free penectomy in prison.
 
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