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2013-04-23 09:46:33 PM

IntertubeUser: 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.


I think that's needs to be qualified. Religion itself is not the problem.  It's an idea. You can't get rid of ideas.  We were once going to bomb Communism out of existence in Vietnam. That was a stated goal. How did that work out?

It's the creators and practitioners of various religion that we should take issue with.

We're all down on Catholicism because of pedophilia, right? I rent 3 houses to Catholic Communities Charities Services.  Have for a while.  They do good things.  Very similar to the Section 8 program. Should I have said no because it was Catholic? By the way the Catholic church feeds a lot of people. In the 6 to 7 digit range. Say no to it?

These people are nutters, but don't paint a broad stroke against religion. Get after the nutters. Most religious people feel an obligation to do the golden rule.
 
2013-04-23 09:47:20 PM
This is why gays shouldn't have babbies!
 
2013-04-23 09:47:48 PM
Hey!!!! Not fair!!! Only losing 2 out of 7 is better than a 75% success rate. Prayer works, people! Embrace God!
 
2013-04-23 09:47:53 PM
Playing Quidditch with Baby Quinn:

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2013-04-23 09:47:57 PM

jayhawk88: Seven other kids. I want to go beat these people with a lead pipe. In the Conservatory.


We'll just sterilize them.  I got an arc welder in the garage doing nothing.
 
2013-04-23 09:49:38 PM
Playing catch with Baby Quinn:


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2013-04-23 09:49:54 PM

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


Then maybe it's for the best that they "pray" over them instead of taking them to doctors. If they all die as children before they can breed more super-fundies, then....
 
2013-04-23 09:49:56 PM
i303.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 09:50:18 PM
Drat! I meant 2 out of 9. Satan put bad math in my head.
 
2013-04-23 09:50:18 PM
Playing football with Baby Quinn:


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2013-04-23 09:50:37 PM
djkutch:  Most religious people normal humans feel an obligation to do the golden rule.
 
2013-04-23 09:51:04 PM
Playing soccer with Baby Quinn:

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2013-04-23 09:51:43 PM

Mock26: Playing Quidditch with Baby Quinn:

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Thats my second favorite.

/Free Quinn is my fav
 
2013-04-23 09:54:17 PM
So long as the minimum prerequisite for parenthood is penis and vagina, this will occur. Go visit a neonatal intensive care unit and easily half those babies fetuses are there because of teenage motherhood, smoking, drugs, lack of prenatal care, etc. Now that I think of it, that's probably true for special ed classes and prison as well.
 
2013-04-23 09:55:57 PM

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

Well, I suppose they can stand to lose a few now and then, no?


From TFA:

Their seven other kids were removed from the home

Seems like they had plenty of spares.
 
2013-04-23 09:56:12 PM

hawcian: Here you go (it's mentioned near the end). It's pretty well known that Aldrin celebrated communion. NASA didn't broadcast it because of an ongoing lawsuit at the time.


Thanks - I didn't know that.

Not to threadjack, what makes people decide to stop using services they clearly benefited from when they were kids? I mean, surely their parents were just as religious and they still would've taken them to the doctor if they got sick... right?
 
2013-04-23 09:57:16 PM
Idiots. Laughter is the best medicine. Not prayer. Laughter. Prayer is only the third-best medicine.
 
2013-04-23 09:59:14 PM

jaytkay: Sweet!
[oso.stanford.edu image 178x314]


except for their other seven kids.

Darwin needs to step his game up.
 
2013-04-23 09:59:35 PM

jst3p: /Free Quinn is my fav


I am a terrible person cause I only started laughing when I saw that one.
 
2013-04-23 10:00:48 PM

SpikeStrip: got run over by a crappy purple scion


Foolishly attacked a gazebo without rolling up a fire mage first.
 
2013-04-23 10:00:51 PM

Bonobo62: Idiots. Laughter is the best medicine. Not prayer. Laughter. Prayer is only the third-best medicine.


just think how healthy clowns must be...
 
2013-04-23 10:01:17 PM

King Something: A stampede of wild elephants?
In their living room?
Between 3:55 and 4:00 PM?
On the Fourth of July?
During a hail storm?


/and one baby zebra


A black eye during the above.
 
2013-04-23 10:01:40 PM
A man was in his three-story house one day when a flood started. After a bit, a police car came by and the policemen asked him to evacuate with them so that he would be saved. He said, "No thanks - I will pray and God will save me."

The water kept coming up, and the man went upstairs and leaned out his window. A fire department boat came by, and the fireman asked him to get in so that he would be saved. Again, the man said, "No thanks - I will pray and God will save me."

The water kept coming, and the man was forced up to his roof. A Coast Guard helicopter came by, and a rescue swimmer came down to offer the man a hand up. But the man waved the swimmer off, and he shouted up as loud as he could "I will pray and God will save me!"

The house was quickly washed away, and the man drowned.

At Judgement, the man asked God why God had not saved him, and God replied "I sent a car, a boat, and a helicopter - what more did you want?"

This parable is told a lot in Catholic churches - I've heard it dozens of times. It's a shame these wackjobs hadn't. If God is good and God is everywhere, then God is in the doctors and the hospitals and the four bucks worth of generic antibiotics that would have saved your son's life, you monsters.
 
2013-04-23 10:02:14 PM
Free Quinn!


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 10:02:15 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: Bonobo62: Idiots. Laughter is the best medicine. Not prayer. Laughter. Prayer is only the third-best medicine.

just think how healthy clowns must be...


Clowns aren't funny
 
2013-04-23 10:02:42 PM

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

Well, I suppose they can stand to lose a few now and then, no?


It's another blessing from God.
 
2013-04-23 10:03:09 PM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Prayer.. as effective as homeowners with guns in keeping crime down.


Keep farking that chicken
 
2013-04-23 10:03:57 PM
When God gives you a life preserver,

Take it.

/that's all I have to say
 
2013-04-23 10:04:38 PM

whatshisname: HindiDiscoMonster: Bonobo62: Idiots. Laughter is the best medicine. Not prayer. Laughter. Prayer is only the third-best medicine.

just think how healthy clowns must be...

Clowns aren't funny


in all fairness.... they are funny looking.
 
2013-04-23 10:05:30 PM

jst3p: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".


If I do it sure as hell won't be because we didn't do everything possible to save our child. I have very little sympathy for morons who sit around a dying child praying instead of picking up the goddamn cell phone and calling 911.
 
2013-04-23 10:06:21 PM
2 down, 7 left.
The odds are with 'em, unlike God apparently.
 
2013-04-23 10:06:58 PM

trickymoo: 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


A friend from my school days hit her head getting out of the car and went blind for three weeks. Her parents took her to an optometrist (the only doctor they believed in) and he was like, "Are you kidding? I can't do crap about this. Take her to a doctor!" They just waited it out and luckily her brain swelling went down and her sight came back.

Interestingly enough, all their kids are academic scientists now.
 
2013-04-23 10:07:06 PM

netgamer7k: When God gives you a life preserver,

Take it.

/that's all I have to say


I wonder what a devout christian would do if that God was Vishnu?
 
2013-04-23 10:07:45 PM
Pray the sick away? Something, something, two boats and a helicopter.

/That's the only religious joke that cracks me up
//Hope these asshats get beat up in prison
 
2013-04-23 10:08:17 PM
Evolution in action.

Gosh, what a surprise.
 
2013-04-23 10:08:33 PM
Why are these people morons...DOCTORS ARE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS F*CKING IDIOTS!!!
 
2013-04-23 10:08:35 PM
Drone strike?
 
2013-04-23 10:09:07 PM

djkutch: I think that's needs to be qualified. Religion itself is not the problem.  It's an idea. You can't get rid of ideas.  We were once going to bomb Communism out of existence in Vietnam. That was a stated goal. How did that work out?


That was stupid too.

So?
 
2013-04-23 10:09:26 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: If I do it sure as hell won't be because we didn't do everything possible to save our child. I have very little sympathy for morons who sit around a dying child praying instead of picking up the goddamn cell phone and calling 911.


Dude it's a quote from a guy who was very angry Fark wasn't sad about that Duggar woman losing her 20th kid and then decided to parade his dead kids remains on Fark to show everyone why he was angry. It was like wearing a meat suit in front of starving wolves.
 
2013-04-23 10:10:11 PM

PanicMan: Bees?  Was it bees?  I bet it was bees.


gorillafilmmagazineblog.files.wordpress.com
Approves.
 
2013-04-23 10:10:16 PM

Mock26: netgamer7k: When God gives you a life preserver,

Take it.

/that's all I have to say

I wonder what a devout christian would do if that God was Vishnu?


probably look very confused... i mean which hand do you shake?
 
2013-04-23 10:11:46 PM

plavacek: A man was in his three-story house one day when a flood started. After a bit, a police car came by and the policemen asked him to evacuate with them so that he would be saved. He said, "No thanks - I will pray and God will save me."

The water kept coming up, and the man went upstairs and leaned out his window. A fire department boat came by, and the fireman asked him to get in so that he would be saved. Again, the man said, "No thanks - I will pray and God will save me."

The water kept coming, and the man was forced up to his roof. A Coast Guard helicopter came by, and a rescue swimmer came down to offer the man a hand up. But the man waved the swimmer off, and he shouted up as loud as he could "I will pray and God will save me!"

The house was quickly washed away, and the man drowned.

At Judgement, the man asked God why God had not saved him, and God replied "I sent a car, a boat, and a helicopter - what more did you want?"

This parable is told a lot in Catholic churches - I've heard it dozens of times. It's a shame these wackjobs hadn't. If God is good and God is everywhere, then God is in the doctors and the hospitals and the four bucks worth of generic antibiotics that would have saved your son's life, you monsters.


*shakes tiny fist*

Beat me to it.
 
2013-04-23 10:12:52 PM
Kinda reminds me of the rebels in Syria who chant akbars over and over while shells fall on them, their children, local farm animals, and blow them all to hell. Not really "great" if he's letting you get pwned. But yes, blind faith is moranic, and guess what? You can chant and have the local shaman come over and waggle his dick while he dances around your child's bed while burning strange local foliage and speaking in tongues, but you're still an idiot, and nobody is listening, and as these people found out the hard way, BOTH of their kids died horrible painful deaths. Stupid like this shouldn't breed. Nice job.
 
2013-04-23 10:13:11 PM
If more people thought this way(starting now), there would be fewer stupid people.
I mean, is it that the smart people are too smart to reproduce, or is it that the stupid just can't seem to not fnck?
 
2013-04-23 10:14:31 PM

trickymoo: 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


Bonus in that his ignorance is endangering the rest of us by helping the spread of disease.

People like this are the most selfish farktards out there.  I always hope that I'm wrong about the whole "god" thing just so that I can see these farkers burn in hell for hurting so many people.
 
2013-04-23 10:14:34 PM

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


At least it seems to be correcting itself at last.
 
2013-04-23 10:14:49 PM

plavacek: This parable is told a lot in Catholic churches


No, it's not, you farking moran.

There are plenty of things about fundamentalist beliefs to criticize, but your post is basically as moranic as those very same beliefs. What you wrote was a very old joke. Grow the fark up.
 
2013-04-23 10:15:29 PM
Jesus himself would probably facepalm these fundies. I grew up in an independent, fundamentalist, southern baptist church and my god...the people there.
They were all so dumb.
 
2013-04-23 10:15:32 PM

TheOtherMisterP: 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.


How did the communion get him there?
 
2013-04-23 10:16:43 PM

theknuckler_33: 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!?!?!?!?


/They are looking for a miracle, and think that just because a book written by man tells them so, there is an invisible sky wizard that will swoop down and save their child, if they just pray and believe enough.  The sad thing is, even after losing two children through "healing by prayer" that obviously didn't work, they will defend their failure as good parents by saying "Yes, we prayed, but it was God's will they die".  Last argument of a blind faith fundie.
 
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