"Th problem with this line of reasoning is that with a mortgage, all that matters is whether the payment was made, not whether it was attempted, whereas with medical treatment, since outcomes cannot be assured, one can only insist that it is tried."
"The fact that they are using prayer should be irrelevant, since it is not a form of medical treatment. Basically, the question should be, did they seek appropriate medical care for their child? What they do outside of this (such as prayer) is not…"
"Well, even in the case of sexual intercourse with a child, some cultures permit it because it is allowed in their religion. For example, among the prophet Mohammad's many wives was at least one who was under the age of 10 when he married (and…"
"Raising taxes will only create jobs if the revenue is spent in a way that employs people. For example, infrastructure projects or unemployment benefits. Just raising taxes without cutting them elsewhere or increasing spending will only lead to job…"
"But you did link to my comment. Or do you mean that your reply was NOT intended to link to my comment? That would make more sense, since I don't see how what you said has anything to do my either of points."
"Why are childcare costs so much lower for the person making $3,625? Because that person is staying home 3 weeks out out 4? But then that person is working as a full time mother for 3 weeks, which is certainly work. I'd rather have the…"
"I'm tempted to answer this question by paraphrasing Ben Franklin on keeping secrets. But since several people have widened the topic to include a marriage between a theist and an atheist, I'll add that I'm happily married to a…"
"I would never bring a child into this shitty world.
I don't find it to be so shitty, and I certainly am glad that I was born. Moreover, I can provide for a sufficient quality of life for my children so that they have a good chance of not…"
"All that is involved with IVF is that an egg is taken from the prospective mother (which she normally uses up every month anyway) and is mixed with some sperm from the prospective father (who usually has no problem replacing it) and then the…"
"Massachusetts allows same-sex marriages; in fact, I think it was the first state to do so. So do Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., and sometimes California.
Why shouldn't homosexual couples/persons or unmarried…"
""fever, cough, diarrhea, and loss of appetite" for more than 2 weeks? What kind of cold is that?! And you wouldn't take a 2-year child that you suspected of having the flu to the doctor? They didn't know that children die from…"