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So you are totally okay with virgin sacrifices, child brides and pedophilia? These are religious practices. Please tell me if you condone human sacrifice. If anything is okay under the guise of religion, then any practice should be deemed okay so long as you say 'God told me to'.
So the sins of their fathers shall apply to their children? Wow, okay. So if someones parents were criminals, then they too must be considered as such?
Please note: Religion is NOT a free for all. You cannot commit any act you want under the guise of religion and be free from repercussions.
We as a society determine what is evil, and that which we determine to be evil we have punishments for those acts.
Did these parents go to an individual that had training in the medical field or is the 'herbal treatment' given to them by just someone who believes they have the answer?
Like it or not, we have rules setup in society. These rules are here mainly because society said this is the way it is.
I live by what I call the C.A.R.E. rule.
Let me ask you this. Did the child stop eating (the article seems to indicate so)? Who made that decision? That's not the same as denying the child sustenance.
Or is it that the child doesn't have the knowledge to know what the repercussions of not eating are and therefore the parent gets to decide what is best for the child?
By most people's logic, the parents would have been wrong if they decided to force feed the child because it goes against the child's choice not to eat.
How is supporting a parent's right to make a decision for their child denying them care?
It's not, and parent's make that decision every single day.
Should the parent be punished if despite warnings it could kill their child they gave their child peanut butter anyway?
Should it be the government's decision on whether or not the child eats peanut butter? Should a stranger be able to decide?
If a child is running a fever and a parent decides to give them a cool bath to lower it rather than the currently accepted practice of giving a child tylenol or ibuprophen is that denying them medical treatment?
These parent's chose a form of care: faith healing. They knew from experience what might happen, and they decided to make that decision anyway. You and others may not consider it one, but it is, and is no different than choosing an herbal remedy over mainstream medicine.