beatdrum wrote:Something similar happened a couple of years ago and I discussed it with a friend of mine. I presented the following hypothetical...
Imagine that it's the future and everybody is frozen cryogenically at the time of their death. Also, some people previously frozen have been revived using the latest futuristic medical advances. However one family refuses to freeze their recently deceased son. When asked why they wouldn't have the process done, the family cites religous reasons. The family is arrested for not behaving in the best interest of their child.
Is this much different? I mean, the family went against conventional wisdom and trusted in their faith. A lot of people believe "when it's your time to go, it's your time to go; only God can control that".
By the way, I don't necessarily agree with one position or the other. I just thought it was an interesting way to look at it.
What is this the 1200s?
If your kid is sick you MUST
get it treated. It is your duty as a parent.
You can't site your belief in some book, or some other gibberish to not get them treated. If I insanely believed in Moby Dick and threw my kids into the mouth of a whale if they were sick, would that be any different or crazy sounding?