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A jury in central Wisconsin was deliberating Friday in the case of a father charged with homicide for allegedly praying instead of taking his dying daughter to a doctor.
A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments that Dale Neumann acted selfishly and killed his daughter in a test of his extreme religious beliefs.
The prosecutor argued that Neumann failed to meet his legal obligations as a parent and should be found guilty of homicide.
God granting miracles
A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religous man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."
Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."
With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."
I am a born again Christian and I say this man is deserving the charges against him. God does give divine healing but He also uses doctors and medicine as an avenue to healing.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by moocowman
While i think this man should be charged and mentally evaluated.I think its petty and low for you to use this childs death for your anti-xtian crusade.Thats what your post sounded like to me anyway...
But you don't have the right to tell me Im wrong, because it's my son. Right?
Hmmm, but the constitution says there shall be no law against the free exercise of religion.
Yes, it is stupid. However, it is his daughter and he was doing what he thought was right.
It was not your daughter, so you may have your opinion, but you have no right to tell him what he should do, nor does anyone else and the government should butt out.
Government has no right to charge this man with anything.
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by Jenna
Why not pray to God that he give the doctors the knowledge and skill to heal and help his daughter, pray that they can save her, if you beleive that only God can do so, then only God could give the doctors the capacity to gain the knowledge and skill.
Originally posted by harvib
For all who say this man should be charged. I hope that you are also in support of mandatory vaccinations. Cases such as these are being used to set a precedent....