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To: Blood of Tyrants
The First Amendment gives us freedom to express our faith. This can be reflected in how we live our lives and how we raise our children. When the courts step in and say "You're doing it wrong", then we have to ask ourselves if the mandatory use of modern medicine (as dictated by secular courts) ought to take precedence over our vision on how we want to live in relation to God.

In a free society there can be more than one answer to this question. In our current society, there is only one answer: Call the doctor, do what he says, or face the wrath of the government.

7 posted on 07/27/2009 7:24:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't believe anything anyone says about anything anymore.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well said.

1. Suppose an embryonic stem cell cure pops up and as a Catholic you and your family are not to go there... how morally wrong can the cure be before the government can no longer force it upon your children?


11 posted on 07/27/2009 8:30:56 AM PDT by Bryher1 (http://nhs77.blogspot.com/)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Balding_Eagle; RicocheT

I understand your concerns, but the child has no choice in the matter. At some point, it becomes obvious that prayer and faith aren’t working.

Everyone agrees that there ARE limits on your freedom of religion. How far does freedom of religion go? We can all agree that human sacrifice is unacceptable as well as mutilation, ritualistic rape or beatings or physical harm of another human, etc.

But how about allowing someone to become harmed through inaction? Does freedom of religion go to the point of allowing a parent to let a child die when medical care is available?

These are tough questions and I am not ashamed to admit that they are WAY above my pay grade.


12 posted on 07/27/2009 8:56:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What if your faith tells you the entire family should take a 40-day fast, and the child starves to death? Should that be protected?


13 posted on 07/27/2009 8:57:42 AM PDT by Arguendo
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