As someone with type 1 diabetes, I can assure anyone who thinks otherwise that the effects of undiagnosed and untreated type 1 diabetes are beyond unpleasant. I ripped a hole in a lung and a hole in my esophagus from extreme vomiting.
These have healed, though my doctor still checks carefully 26 years later.
Once diagnosed, it took some time to get under control. I was on nothing by mouth for 2 more days after vomiting my guts out for a day or two prior to the hospital. I got motion sickness in a wheel chair on my way to radiology. I passed out quite thoroughly on a cold, hard, metal x-ray table.
26 years later, I am a healthy diabetic in tight control with no complications.
Children of the Followers of Christ, Christian Scientists, and other psychotic morons who believe they should
prey on pray for their children rather than actually doing something to help them regularly allow children (yes children) to suffer far more than I did at age 25. It makes me physically ill to think that such people exist and worse, reproduce.
Such is the perversion of morality and the denigration of the “sanctity of life” caused by a religious belief that this life is meaningless and only the one that comes after counts. It makes sense. If you believe in an eternity in heaven, this finite life divided by the infinity of eternity equates to zero.
This life has no value to such people!
Morality can be twisted beyond all recognition by sufficiently insane religious beliefs. After all, who would believe that a parent could allow their child to suffer such a fate?! But, such is the norm in these religious subsects who think life is meaningless.
Generally, we think of the extreme religiose among us as being the ones to state that all life is sacred. Where are the anti-abortion wackos protesting these child murderers? If all life is sacred, how come we never see these antiabortion maniacs outside Christian Scientist churches?
I say, nothing has the potential to fuck up morality like religion.
Good for Oregon to lock these criminals up. Too bad most other states do not do so. Even most states that are less extreme than Idaho do not have proper laws on the books the way Oregon does and likely wouldn’t enforce them if they did.
BTW, if you don’t get through the whole article, at least check out this map showing how bad things are in the U.S. for children of the uber-insanely-religiose.