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Date: 07/10/09

Suffer The Children...

These are not easy times in which to be an atheist.

I don't mean that we're oppressed or anything. It's just that every day the world provides us with further news which could lead some of us to an aneurysm-inducing spasm of rage.

Take this story as just one example:

Prayer-reliant US parents jailed

"A central Wisconsin couple who prayed rather than seeking medical care for their 11-year-old dying daughter were sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation in the girl's death."

Read it and fucking weep!

Here we have two people - supposedly intelligent adults - who, when their eleven-year-old daughter fell ill, didn't bother taking her to a doctor or even to the emergency room of their nearest hospital. Instead, they prayed over her, and got their friends in to do likewise...

...even to the point where their child was lying obviously dying on the carpet!

"...the parents said they believe healing comes from God and that they never expected their daughter to die as they prayed for her and summoned others to do the same"

Well, how do they feel now? You know, now that their daughter is in the local cemetery? Forever?

"I do not regret trusting truly in the Lord for my daughter's health," [the mother] said."

"I am guilty of trusting my Lord's wisdom completely ... Guilty of asking for heavenly intervention. Guilty of following Jesus Christ when the whole world does not understand. Guilty of obeying my God," [the father] said."

Listen, you shit: what the whole world most definitely does not understand is how the fuck you would be willing to let your kid die rather than moderate your pathetic prejudices!

As for regrets, remorse or guilt, forget it:

"During the sentencing, Leilani Neumann, 41, told the judge her family is loving and forgiving and has wrongly been portrayed as religious zealots."

"Wrongly"?! And what cause, you stupid, ignorant homicidal bitch, do you have for letting your daughter die on your living-room floor because of your sick and twisted 'faith'? You should be begging us for forgiveness: your other children, the rest of your family, your neighbours and friends, your whole society!

There's worse, if you can imagine it possible; in a country which will nail your arse for life for stealing a pizza, what was the sentence for these killers-by-neglect?

"The judge ordered the couple to serve one month in jail each year for six years..."

Whoa, judge! That's Maximum Bob territory! But then, the judge seems also to be one of America's legion of god-botherers, judging by the rest of his sentence:

"...so that the parents can "think about Kara and what God wants you to learn from this"."


"Marathon county circuit court Judge Vincent Howard told the Neumanns they were "very good people, raising their family who made a bad decision, a reckless decision"."

Reckless? It's absolutely cuckoo! How long would a crack-whore be sentenced for for allowing her kid to die rather than seek medical treatment? Ten years? Twenty-five to life? Would she get The Chair?

And this all happened, not in some inbred, deep-South hell-hole, but in Wisconsin, which has a reputation for being one of the more enlightened parts of the United States!

The only thing I can hope for is that, while doing their brief stints in the pen, they have intimate meetings with Bubba and the Bull-dyke, if you see what I mean. It might be the only way of getting some sense into them.

And the next time someone tells you that 'the West' has to invade and bomb large parts of Asia in order to bring 'civilisation' to the benighted natives thereof, tell them that it might be more productive if they started on Marathon County, Wisconsin first. What was that about motes and beams?