Girl spanked to death in the name of God - The Horrors of Religion

I am posting this as a blog because I wanted to write a comment about the video.

The story in the video is about those in the fundamentalist movement who take the bible literally when it says you should beat a child. The book that is referenced in the video goes into detail on how this should be done. As a father I am sickened by this. 

There have been a couple posts recently on how atheists should be respectful of religion and let people do what they want as long as they keep it to themselves. As long as it doesn't affect us.  These people did just that. They beat their children, according to the bible, in the privacy of their own home. It didn't affect me right?

This is why I fight. This is why I am vocal. This is why I have a disgust for religion. This is why we need to stand up and speak out. Because, the little girl who died could not speak up for herself. This behavior is in-humane and whether you are on the fringe like this family or just refer to the bible now and then when looking for excuses on how to behave, to me they are all equally accountable for the death of that child.



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Comment by Great Dane on August 19, 2011 at 6:13pm

I fully agree with this viewpoint. I don't respect religion at all and I barely tolerate it. We need to be loud about the stupidity of scripture. Ultimately, all religions are equally bad.

Comment by Ghost The Smoker on August 19, 2011 at 6:32pm

This just disgusting. And people will still be blind. Even after stuff like this continue.

Comment by Alex on August 19, 2011 at 10:37pm

The Amazing Atheist did a video on this:

Comment by Kairan Nierde on August 19, 2011 at 11:16pm

All the authors seem to care about is any potential liability. 

Comment by Jerod on August 20, 2011 at 5:42am

This is sick. There is an ocean between spanking your children and killing them. These parents were cruel and used God as pitiful excuse.

Comment by Jerod on August 20, 2011 at 12:54pm
God Did NOT order them to do this. They only blame Him because they are sick in the head.
Comment by Star Lippmann on August 20, 2011 at 1:16pm

@ Jerod: Yet they do it in the name of a god that you subscribe to...  They may be "sick in the head" as you put it, but there are many things done in the name of your god that are overlooked.


They're no different than someone who starts a war in the name of your god as far as I'm concerned.  

Comment by Ronald on August 20, 2011 at 2:48pm
Those people are f'ing disgusting
Comment by Meghan McWilliams on August 20, 2011 at 5:20pm

It’s horrifying there are people like this out there.

Comment by Luke Scientiae on August 21, 2011 at 4:05am

I put up a page on my blog about this along with some references to studies on the effects of corporal punishement on children.


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