Quote: Originally Posted by amagqira
Society is judged by the way it treats those who are defenseless, and this includes children and the helpless and infirm.
Very true. But these parents did not mis
treat their child with intent, did they?
The parents were chosen by the child before it was born! The parents and this child could be bound together by karma. Most of the people judge
this situation, about which they have no intimate knowledge, by mainstream's understandings and expectations, which are limited to the material plane and its five-senses perception only. Most people deny there is more to life than what we can take in by our five senses. Atheism, a form of question perod, abounds.
The paradox of our times is that we on one end fight to preserve a fading life under all circumstances and spare no cost. On the other end we regularly slaughter people, even children, recklessly and carelessly... and shrug our shoulders! We even go so far as to train our young to kill. We invent sophisticated machinery that will do the killing for us by merely having to press a little button.
What troubles me is that this kid seems to have fallen through the cracks - somebody somewhere must have made the diagnosis of childhood diabetis and when no treatment was requested by the parents, where were the social workers who should have followed up?
It is good and necessary that we, as a civilized society, care about and for each member of this society. That principle reflects a Christian attitude, and if faithfully applied, could make this world a much different place.
But sometimes karma defies all regulations and efforts and the person dies. Can we not accept that? Must we lay responsibility and blame on someone, to have our hollow righteousness satisfied? For me death is not the final solution. But I will leave that topic for another time and place.
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Trying to use this as an example of stupidity, induced by religion, is a fallacy since this does not represents main stream religion. These were misguided zealots who represent the fringes of religion.
of people suffer from tunnel vision these days.With what sort of authority are we judging these zealots? Perhaps our common sense tells us those parents must be nuts, because they don't adhere to popular
beliefs. Is that a sin? YES, in our
eyes it is!!
Let's put our arm around their shoulders, and wipe their tears away.