Quote# 139686

[ on liabiliy in faith healing cases where a child dies]

I would say they're not liable, because it's not like they were negligent, they were trying to heal their child but in a different way. The faith healing didn't harm their child directly, it was the lack of medical attention.

Plus, it's their right because we have freedom of religion

[deleted], r/libertarian 7 Comments [8/10/2018 9:31:17 AM]
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Happy Atheist

The lack of medical attention they were responsible for.

8/10/2018 9:45:37 AM

Thinking Allowed

Um...I would think dying because of the parents belief was harming the child directly. Besides, where did the child have a choice in the matter?

8/10/2018 9:49:09 AM

Kanna

"Freedom of religion?" The child didn't have a religion, but that doesn't mean the child didn't have rights. I've heard people say metaphorically that they'd go through hell for their kids. Here we have parents that WOULDN'T. They placed their own "rights" over the life of their child, and I have no sympathy at all for them. For the child, yes, but not for those abusive parents.

8/10/2018 9:56:04 AM

Skide

"Plus, it's their right because we have freedom of religion"

Not when it infringes on other`s well being.

8/10/2018 10:00:21 AM

creativerealms

Try a way that actually works.

"The faith healing didn't harm their child directly, it was the lack of medical attention. " And why did the kid have a lack of medical attention?

8/10/2018 10:02:53 AM

Doubting Thomas

it's not like they were negligent
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it was the lack of medical attention.



How the hell is a lack of medical attention not negligent?

8/10/2018 10:04:46 AM



Faith healing is a sham. They are completely liable

8/10/2018 11:19:07 AM

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