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[On whether or not it should be fully legal for parent do deny their children medical care for faith based reasons ]

For the record faith healing is a little silly even for an old hpippie like me. However....

Unless your willing for the "government" to get involved and regulate guns so the 60+ children who die each year from gun related deaths are saved then no, you can't regulate to save children from what some states have decided is reasonable.

It comes down to how badly you want the freedoms you already have. If you want them you have to take the good with the bad and that includes allowing parents to decide what is best for their children even if they end up dying from it.

salamanderwolf, r/DebateReligion 5 Comments [8/10/2018 9:29:06 AM]
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But we DO want to regulate guns as well, so your point?

8/10/2018 10:03:12 AM


Do they have a problem with the government banning kinder surprise? There has been a ban on embedding toys in candy in the U.S. since the 1930s which includes the very popular Kinder Surprise.

8/10/2018 10:07:13 AM


I'd love for people to do something about gun deaths, but the (Russian-funded) NRA gets hysterical if even the smallest and most sensible gun regulations are suggested. But as for religion-based child abuse, the child (who has no religion) shouldn't be subjected to that. Religion is for people who are old enough to understand the implications, and are thus free to choose their particular religion. That's not the case with a little child, and it should never be punished for the religion of its parents.

8/10/2018 10:14:35 AM


allowing parents to decide what is best for their children even if they end up dying from it

If the parents decide to deny the child medical care for faith based reasons and the child dies, the parents "deciding what is best for their child" was the parents pushing their religion on the child; with fatal results.

8/10/2018 10:23:36 AM

We have freedom of religion as long as none are hurt. Faith healing is a sham where people lost their lives

8/10/2018 11:11:45 AM

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