Monday, February 1, 2010

Criminal Religious Beliefs

Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were charged with negligent homicide for failing to bring their son, Neal, to a doctor, due to their religious beliefs. Neal died from complications of a urinary tract infection that eventually caused his heart to stop on June 18th.

"Had he received proper medical care, he'd be alive today," said prosecutor Greg Horner said during opening arguments Tuesday.

His parents tried to heal him with prayer instead of modern medicine. As Neal's condition worsened, his urinary tract became inflamed and closed off. He was unable to urinate, which made his bladder and kidneys stop functioning and then toxins backed up into his blood stream.


Why didn't they just waterboard him on behalf of God? These religious nuts have now killed two members of their family. Three months earlier they talked their daughter Raylene into "faith healing" their deceased 1 year old granddaughter Ava. Jeff and Marci Beagley also fancy themselves as educators - homeschooling their brood.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does homeschooling have to do with anything?

Bubby said...

Conceit. Just like parents who think they are doctors, but have no respect for medicine.

Anonymous said...

Apples and oranges, I'm afraid. Also, conceit isn't the basis for deciding to homeschool, nor does it seem to be the basis for what these folks didn't do. They didn't think they could heal him...their faith prompted them to believe God would.

And I look forward to subsequent posts decrying the practice in Islamic cultures of honor killings, of encouraging youth to blow themselves up for Allah.

Bubby said...

Conceit, the foolish excessive appreciation of one's own beliefs. Taken to the point where a hospital, or a doctor were no more useful than a prayer.

Or the covet of those beliefs would over-rule the gift of a quality education.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your guilty of the same kind of conceit if you feel those that homeschool can't provide a quality education.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, home schools teach proper grammar. Like the difference between "your" and "you're".

Anonymous said...

Try to keep up, pal...no one in the thread said they had been home schooled.

Rockdem said...

Interesting discussion. I look forward to seeing this develop. I would ask that while folks might passionately disagree, that we remain respectful and civil.

Rockdem said...

I wonder also if the various anons could pick a name of some sort so folks could keep track?