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Dog Cult Prays For Pit Bull That Mauled A Child
The Christian Diarist ^ | March 23, 2014 | JP

Posted on 03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“Save Mickey.” So pleads the Facebook page lamenting that the pit bull faces “the death penalty” just because he mauled four-year-old Kevin Vicente.

The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. “He still can’t open his eye,” said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center.

“Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system,” said the surgeon. “That is, if he makes tears.”

Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickey’s Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on Change.org) imploring Maricopa County Animal Control to stay the canine martyr’s scheduled execution this upcoming Tuesday.

“Thank God,” read one of the comments on Mickey’s Facebook page, that so many people have registered their objection to what the online petition terms nothing less than a “travesty of justice.”

But the real travesty is the cult that has developed around Mickey, who brutalized a four-year old child. That the dog’s supporters dare to invoke the name of God in their campaign to absolve the animal of its horrific attack upon a defenseless child is a sacrilege.

Indeed, the Mickey cult actually created another Facebook page promoting the “Save Mickey Candlelight Vigil.” Cult members were invited to gather in a plaza “to show our love and support for Mickey.”

Those who couldn’t attend were encouraged to “light a candle,” wherever they happened to be, and “post the picture.” And many did so.

“Mickey, we’re praying for you sweetheart!” proclaimed one of the pit bull’s supporters. “We love you and are thinking of you Mickey,” commented another. “You are in our thoughts and prayers sweet Mickey,” posted still another.

Well, there’s nothing unGodly about having an affinity for animals. That is, unless that affinity is taken to the extreme, as is the case with the Mickey cult, which has elevated the dog to deity status.

Like the Hindus, who worship dogs as part of Kukur tithar, an annual religious festival during which a big red tika is put on a dog’s forehead and a garland around its neck as the faithful pray to dogs to protect their houses.

Like the ancient Mesopotamians, who created a dog cult around Gula, a supposed healing goddess. The dog was considered Gula’s earthly mediums, possessing protective magic and supposedly guarding cult members against certain sicknesses.

The thousands of Mickey supporters, who liked his Facebook pages, who signed his online petition, who attended his candlelight vigil, who are praying on his behalf for divine intervention, are a modern day dog cult.

They care more about the pit bull than they do about the helpless four-year-old boy he would have killed but by the grace of God.

“Having Mickey killed is not going to take away Kevin’s pain or injuries,” said John Schill, the dog’s attorney (that’s right). “The only thing this is going to do is kill a poor, innocent dog.”

Such is the callousness of Mickey’s supporters, who declare the dog “innocent” of his vicious attack on young Kevin. Their cultish adoration of the animal smells to heaven.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: cult; dog; mauling; pitbull; pitbulls; savemickey
Christ followers love animals, including pit bulls, no less than non-believers. But they love people, especially children, more.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 03/23/2014 7:51:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I am starting to see why this country is absent from Ezekiel and the Revelation.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Part of the problem is people have replaced children with animals, and personified their pets as people to fill the void of parenthood.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 7:56:49 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Perdogg

Note to libs: God demanded sacrifices of animals by men for thousands of years and I’m pretty sure they never mauled or tried to kill a child. If they had, they would be put to death. Just sayin’

Libs only invoke the name of God when they want people’s attention yet they curse Him, don’t worship Him (they’re usually athiests), don’t read the Bible or know anything of it’s contents plus they violated the 3rd commandment by taking His name in vain in this instance.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 7:59:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: HMS Surprise

yes, and some put pets before their children.

Either way the animal worshippers are disturbing.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

**They care more about the pit bull than they do about the helpless four-year-old boy he would have killed but by the grace of God. **

Dogs don’t have souls, children do.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I’d bet a lot of them are abortion supporters too.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Good point.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Based on the info I read about this I’m with the dog. The dog was chained up and in its backyard. Kid goes in backyard and tries to take dogs food. Whatcha expect?

If I’m missing something, by all means share. Otherwise, the babysitter and mom are responsible for this tragedy.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 8:18:45 AM PDT by Render
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To: Render

What I read, I agree.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Here are some wise words from the prophet Hosea.

Chapter 13
1 When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he became guilty through Baal, he died.

2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, according to their own understanding, even idols, all of them the work of the craftsmen; of them they say: ‘They that sacrifice men, kiss calves.’
http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1313.htm

What happened back in the old days in Israel is what we see happening today. Jews stepped away from the Torah in greater numbers and chose to follow pagan ways. We see people abortion, euthanasia, and other forms of modern, human sacrifice while animals have been placed increasingly on a pedestal.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: logi_cal869; Render

13 posted on 03/23/2014 8:29:42 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Render

Some people shouldn’t have kids or dogs.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

More couples choosing “fur babies” over children
http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/2122013-more-couples-choosing-fur-babies-over-children/


15 posted on 03/23/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cripplecreek

Demographic Doom: Replacing Kids with Pampered Pets
http://www.weather.com/lifestyle/pets/replacing-kids-with-pets-20130214


16 posted on 03/23/2014 8:40:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sorry I couldn’t care less if someone would rather have a dog. From my experience, people who don’t want kids should never be parents anyway.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Even with our shrinking population?

Our national fertility rate has been below 2.1 (minimum replacement level) since 2007.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 8:45:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’ve got a niece with 3 kids she doesn’t bother to care for.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Are you aware that, right now, on another thread, someone has actually typed the words

“Very small numbers of children die in fatal gun accidents. Most of those result from irresponisble adults actions or a lack of training received by the children.”

And the FReepers say “Amen”.

30-average dead kids a year to guns is okay because “the gun cult” loves ~them~.

See the hypocrisy, there?

Irresponsible adults are rightly blamed for the “killers” we “love” but not the ones we “hate”.

That is a massive amount of cognitive dissonance.

Maybe I’m strange in that I have a problem with *any* amount of dead kids, regardless of what killed them.

The irresponsible adults who had the ‘killer’ guns should be jailed hard, just as the irresponsible adults who owned ‘killer’ dogs, but they rarely are.

Until that happens, nothing will change.

Banning certain guns or certain dogs will make no difference so long as the common denominator, -stupid- adults, are allowed to escape responsibility.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

For every one of her, there’s a woman who could never carry to term, filled with the regret of empty arms.

Some women cannot see their blessings.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I totally agree.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 8:50:30 AM PDT by Render
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To: Salamander

“30-average dead kids a year to guns is okay because “the gun cult” loves ~them~.
See the hypocrisy, there?”

Do you drive a car? According to the National Center for Health Statistics in 2007, 6,683 children died in cars. If you drive a car then I do see the hypocrisy from your end. If you want to be more consistent you need to get rid of your car if you have one.

How many drowned in 2007? 1,056. Do you have running water in your residence? Time to get rid of it.

How about children that died from fire/being burned? 544. Do you have a stove, a water heater, a cigarette lighter or matches in your residence? Time to get rid of those, too!

How about poisoning? 972. I think it is time you get rid of anything that remote is poisonous to children if you want to be a consistent Leftist.
http://www.childdeathreview.org/nationalchildmortalitydata.htm

30 children dying in gun accidents? That’s less than one children per state per year. That’s a freakin’ record! That statistic used to be much higher years ago.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 8:59:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Salamander

If you really care about children then it’s time to get rid of your dog(s).

http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/dog-bites.html

According to the American Humane Society...

An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year2,3
Nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care2
Approximately 92% of fatal dog attacks involved male dogs, 94% of which were not neutered1
Approximately 25% of fatal dog attacks involved chained dogs1
Approximately 71% of bites occur to the extremities (arms, legs, hands, feet)2
Approximately two-thirds of bites occurred on or near the victim’s property, and most victims knew the dog
The insurance industry pays more than $1 billion in dog-bite claims each year3
At least 25 different breeds of dogs have been involved in the 238 dog-bite-related fatalities in the U.S.4
Approximately 24% of human deaths involved unrestrained dogs off of their owners’ property4
Approximately 58% of human deaths involved unrestrained dogs on their owners’ property4

50% of dog attacks involved children under 12 years old
82% of dog bites treated in the emergency room involved children under 15 years old2
70% of dog-bite fatalities occurred among children under 10 years old5
Bite rates are dramatically higher among children who are 5 to 9 years old2
Unsupervised newborns were 370 times more likely than an adult to be killed by a dog5
65% of bites among children occur to the head and neck2
Boys under the age of 15 years old are bitten more often than girls of the same age2


24 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m really not interested in red herring tossing, today.

I am intellectually and ideologically honest.

I cannot excuse one irresponsible cause of death while condemning another.

I detest hypocrisy in any form, especially when I encounter it *here*.

Oddly enough, though, you unintentionally made my point.

Children are *our* liabilities and it is up to *us* to keep them as safe as humanly possible.

*If*, that is, we are responsible adults.

Nothing in life is “safe”.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Salamander

Not throw any red herrings. Something you have to understand about our universe and the human beings within them is that accidents happen. If you want an accident-free universe you are going to need to travel to some parallel universe where that exists.

“Children are *our* liabilities and it is up to *us* to keep them as safe as humanly possible.”

Then you do agree with Obama that having a baby is a punishment (aka liability).

Glad you think so highly of them!


26 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh, dear God.

Now you’re setting up straw men.

Why not just accuse me of being an abortion loving, baby hating crypto-liberal and be done with it?

You know very well exactly what I meant and it shames you to stoop to semantic gyrations.

We are liable for our children.
[if we’re *good* parents, anyway]

They are small, defenseless, innocents with little ability to survive alone and who are at the mercy of cruel world and it is our number one priority to keep them as safe from harm as possible.

Can you sanely disagree with that?

To be liable for something is to be responsible for something.

Do you disagree with that?
[Webster can help you, if needed]

Would you care to honorably retract that embarrassing Obama-equivocation before we are forced to run through the whole spectrum of logical fallacies?


27 posted on 03/23/2014 9:24:56 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Salamander

You should have used ‘responsible’ instead of ‘liable.’


28 posted on 03/23/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Salamander

“They are small, defenseless, innocents with little ability to survive alone and who are at the mercy of cruel world and it is our number one priority to keep them as safe from harm as possible.”

They eventually grow up and fly away from the nest. During that time you do protect, but at the same time you allow them to take risks. Risks are a part of life. You can’t keep your children in a bubble and protect them from everything. You might as well put them in prison if you decide to do that.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 9:29:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hillbillies say liable.

I’m liable to my dogs, my kids, my family, my country, etc.

Answerable, liable, beholden.

Responsible to and for.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 9:29:22 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Salamander

I consider children an asset, not a liability.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: HMS Surprise

I admit to the void of parenthood.

I admit to having dogs & consider family.

However, the 9 dogs I have had since 1966 have all been very friendly. One old friend once said: “When I am reincarnated-—I want to come back as one of YOUR dogs”.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It would shock you then to know how I was raised.

I already had mastered gun safety by 10.

I got my first full sized horse that same year and I rode alone in the mountains with no supervision.

I was also solely responsible for her care except for shoeing.

By the time I was 13, I’d learned how to use all the power tools dad had, safely and efficiently.

Somewhere woven in amongst all that, came the deer skinning, wilderness survival and livestock butchering.

I was expected to pull my weight no matter the situation and I got no breaks for being small or a girl.

[That hay ain’t gonna bail or toss itself]

Before I got a car, I had to learn how to work on a car.

I was given the chance to take risks *after* I was taught how to handle possible outcomes.

I think that is the best way to do things.

Nobody hands a kid a shotgun without all the prefatory lessons, before.


33 posted on 03/23/2014 9:38:39 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

34 posted on 03/23/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If I’d had any, I’d have considered them a blessing.

But I’d also treat them as my divine charges [liable for] for whom I was wholly responsible.

When they mowed the yard or did other chorse, *then* I’d consider them an “asset”.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 9:41:43 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: FreeReign

LOL. Posted to the wrong thread.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

And I greatly enjoyed your non sequitur...:)


37 posted on 03/23/2014 9:45:40 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: ridesthemiles

I admit to not understanding slavish devotion to animals. I pet them, don’t hate them, but they are not people and should never be elevated to that level, IMHO.


38 posted on 03/23/2014 9:50:07 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

If they were truly a “Dog Cult”, wouldn’t they be praying TO the dog?


39 posted on 03/23/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Amen to that. I don’t understand people who think/expect animals to act like anything other than animals. I have a wonderful dog, big baby actually. But I would never leave him alone with my granddaughter. It’s just common sense. What the hell is wrong with people?


40 posted on 03/23/2014 12:09:05 PM PDT by mouse1
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

How interesting in light of this thread...

Are Modern People Morally Advanced?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3136382/posts

Clearly not when the life of a dog provokes more outcry than that of a human being.


41 posted on 03/23/2014 3:14:04 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Salamander

Some folks just hate all ‘pitbulls’.

I can live with that.

What I find inexcusable though,
is the deliberate omission of facts when they post the story of an attack.

For example, the first FR posting of this story contained a big
~SNIP~
that happened to include this very important aspect of the attack...

“Kevin picked up a bone lying on the ground near the dog, which was kept on a chain.
That’s when Mickey suddenly attacked Kevin.”

This is information vital to understanding what happened
and to help prevent similar attacks, regardless of type/breed, from happening in the future.

I’m at a loss to find a rational reason for excluding it.
We can’t assume everyone is going to go to the link so why leave such salient information out?
Does the poster think it will take some of the responsibility for the attack away from the dog and they can’t abide that?

The fixated hatred for ‘pitbulls’ appears to trump some folks professed compassion for dog attack victims.

Similar to what I saw when dogsbite.org was provided with confirmed information that a dog they identified as a ‘pit bull’ was in fact a Yellow Lab. They refused to amend their report. How does publishing lies, misinformation and half truths while leaving out facts help prevent dog attacks?


42 posted on 03/23/2014 4:27:16 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Salamander

Enjoy.

43 posted on 03/23/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: cripplecreek

My experience is like yours. Those who have chosen to remain childless have chosen wisely.


44 posted on 03/24/2014 6:41:03 AM PDT by dmz
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