Prayer is Murder
Within the last year or so there have been several high profile murder cases brought to the fore involving “faith healing”. Innocent children, victims of “faith healing” parents whose selfishness and zealotry take precedence over good responsible parenting, are murdered. These children are denied appropriate medical treatment in the name of a skydaddy and face cold blooded murder at the hands of their parents and religion. Sadly, in some States, this kind of murder is legal.
Religion kills thousands of people every day. Throughout the world, people are murdered for religion, in the name of religion, or for speaking out against it. This is nothing new. But, how many die as a result of faith healers and their hollow, ignorant prayers? How many children, already slaves to their parents beliefs, are abused, neglected, and enslaved by the irresponsibility of adults who live in a religious delusion? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions? Without a doubt, there is no such thing as an acceptable number. Even one person or child prayed for/murdered in the name of a skydaddy is cause for reaction. “Faith healing”/praying IS murder if it results in the death of an individual.
In my post “Suffer the Children of Religion” I wrote about the fact that children are pawns for religious idiocy. They are victims of religious dogma, thrust upon them by parents who take pride in ignorance and zealotry over logic, reason and science. Parents who raise children as mirrors of their own religious beliefs ARE abusers, religious pedophiles whose sole purpose is to demean, subjugate, enslave, and mentally rape their children. Now, add to the already despicable acts I just mentioned, the horrific act of “faith healing”, and you can add murder to the parent’s list of crimes. Now, enter the State. Some States allow the better known religions leeway when it comes to the matter of “faith healing” and the law. Religion, already exempt from taxes, bathed in legal protections (some legitimate, some not), has a “get out of jail free” card in some instances of “faith healing”. The lesser known religions, now in sharp focus over the “faith healing” issue, have suddenly become a target for prosecutors who are finding it difficult to know where the Constitutional line of religious freedom is drawn. When does freedom to practice religious belief cross the line to abuse and murder?
The answer is simple from my perspective. The line is drawn at fact. The fact is that prayer is bullshit. Prayer does not work. It does not work because there is no such thing as a god. Therefore, ignorance of this FACT should not preclude ANY prosecutor from filing charges of neglect, abuse and/or murder under any and all circumstances where a child’s health and welfare are jeopardized by religious beliefs. Is it not heinous and despicable enough that the law protects parents, allowing them to indoctrinate, program, subjugate, enslave, and mentally abuse their children with religion to begin with? Do we really have to throw these fuckheads a bone and let them pray their kids to death? I say charge these godidiots with pre-meditated, first degree murder. Make them face the consequences for their murderous ways. To do otherwise is making murder palatable. And, as I’ve said many times before, religion makes all things that are humanly reprehensible, acceptable and palatable. All one has to do is hide behind the mythological shield of a supreme being to make anything legal.