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Go to: When a child dies, faith is no defense

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Comment #431959 by Janus:

"Assuming the religious parents who let their children die sincerely believed that prayer would heal them, what is it they did, exactly, that is morally wrong?"

A word like "moral" is perhaps less relevant in the extant case. We probably need to think more in terms of duty of care. In this sense, the test is what a "reasonable person" would have done. Breaching this duty of care makes the parents culpable, irrespective of the moral issue. Given how relative morality is, one could find moral arguments in either direction. The duty of care argument is, I believe, more applicable in this case.

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:15:00 UTC | #413850

Go to: Reminder: Dogma Free America w/ PZ Myers live Podcast Friday 10/2 11am PT

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This is probably not the place to suggest this video, but I recommend everyone watch this - a wonderful attack on the catholic church in honour of International Blasphemy Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABSoHYQr6k

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 20:35:00 UTC | #402981

Go to: Are You There God? It's Me, Madison Avenue.How to make an ad for a church.

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"know yourself"

isn't that bible-speak for masturbation?

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:36:00 UTC | #376488

Go to: Season 3 of Mr. Deity is Here!

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The Frost/Nixon knock-off trailer is brilliant. Well done to the Mr Deity team - I wish them all the best success. Hopefully HBO will pick them up.. maybe Bill Maher can incorporate them in his show.

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:58:00 UTC | #369719

Go to: Steven Pinker - The Genius of Charles Darwin: The Uncut Interviews

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Loved it. Thanks for posting this.

I eagerly await someone remixing Richard's grunting at the end into some awful dance music! (/end sarcasm)

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:47:00 UTC | #369418

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