Monday, April 28, 2008

Religious Child Abuse takes another young life

This story from the heartland of the US, Weston, Wisconsin, is so sad. An 11 year old child suffering for days with lack of insulin slipped into a coma and her parents refused to seek medical treatment. She finally died from ketoacidosis. Easily treated if her parents had sought help. The parents will be charged with second-degree reckless homicide. If you ask me they should be locked up in the loony bin. When will we stop the insanity of irrational religion?

Update 4/29/2008: It seems the Neumanns are part of an end of times cult. The Unleavened Bread Ministries is trying to justify negligent homicide. I'm sorry, Pastor Bob, they are not being charged for praying, they are being charged for standing by watching their daughter die a slow painful death.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I Believe

I believe in Freedom of Speech. If the religious nutjobs in Florida want to have a license plate with xtian sentiments, more power too them. I think some people who read this blog may be surprised that I say that. I don't have any problem with this proposal. As I said, we should all have freedom to express our opinions and beliefs. If someone wants to paint their car with big Jesus fish on the side, I don't care. If they want to tattoo a cross on their foreheads, way to go! Easier to identify the crazy people, if you ask me. There's something funny, though. It's religious folks that are getting bent out of shape about this license plate. They have the same sentiments as apparent anti-semite Rep. Kelly Skidmore, a Roman Catholic from Florida.
"It's not a road I want to go down. I don't want to see the Star of David next. I don't want to see a Torah next. None of that stuff is appropriate to me," said Skidmore, a Democrat who voted against the plate in committee.
You see, they only want their religion expressed and would never want any other's to be acknowledged in public. What would their children think if they were tolerant of other's beliefs?

Yes, I want to see this plate adopted in Florida and then see what happens when requests for Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Secular plates start appearing.