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Friday, 23 September 2016

13-Year-Old Boy Killed by Deeply Held Religious Beliefs of His Parents

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A friend sent me this as a “cut n’ paste”. I did fact-checking and I’m sorry to say that this story is true in all particulars (see this and this and this).

BMD

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The parents of 13-year-old Alex Radita are on trial for murder in the death of their son. Members of the Romanian Pentecostal Church in Calgary AB, the parents had deeply held religious beliefs against seeking medical treatment for their son. Alex had Type 1 diabetes and other illnesses. His parents stopped his treatments. They declared that if he could find a way to survive without insulin and dietary regulation, he’d live… if not, they’d know that his death was God’s will. By the time of his death, Alex weighed less than 40 pounds. After his death, his family and members of the Pentecostal assembly prayed over him for some hours, expecting that God would raise him from the dead. Only after these prayers were over did they call 911 to report his death.

SOME DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS CAN BE FATAL, USUALLY TO THE INNOCENT. Remember the hieromonk who killed a young woman in northern Romania a few years ago by trying to exorcise the schizophrenia out of her. Yes, there are limits on religious freedoms, and well there should be, since we see occasions when the deeply held religious beliefs of some groups turn out to result in homicide. It does matter if it is somewhat rare for this to happen in North America, even once is too often. Alex Radita was a human sacrifice to his parents’ deeply held religious beliefs. He should be alive now and looking forward to his 14th birthday. It would be useful for someone with the time and ability to research how often incidents of this have occurred during the last century. Take into account the forbidding of blood transfusion by certain religious groups (based clearly on Scripture) and the refusal to turn to medical doctors by some others. In addition, we should review the episodes of death due to exorcisms and publish them along with the others.

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Be careful with the term “sincerely-held religious beliefs”… you could end by justifying violence and bigotry. This isn’t an isolated case, sadly enough… be especially wary of homeschoolers and those who advocate physical punishment of children… they cloak evil under the guise of “Christianity”. All too many of them are “nice” and “respectable” people, so externalities often cloak a pietistic and smarmy apologia for violence and rightwing indoctrination. Have a care… we live in evil times; some of the worst sorts justify their ill will and crank notions with saccharine religious platitudes. Our children suffer…

BMD

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

26 June 2016. NO… I Will NOT Go Armed in Every Venue… That’s CRAZY

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

17 April 2016. It’s Been a Year Since the Fascists Murdered O A Buzina

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It’s been a year since fascist terrorists killed O A Buzina. He had every chance to flee to Russia or the People’s Republics, but he stood his ground in Kiev… he paid the price in full. The Uniates killed Oles Alekseyevich, but they couldn’t kill his legacy or spirit. I wrote this a year ago at the time of his murder. Sadly, it hasn’t gotten better, but worse:

I’ve often stated that the junta-misruled Ukraine has slipped into lawless anarchy. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT REALLY GOES ON THERE. Let me repeat that. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT REALLY GOES ON THERE. I can’t be too strong about that. Why are so many opponents of the junta ending up dead? Damned if I know… no one else knows more than I do, either. The Ukraine has slipped into a crazy Ayn Rand Libertarian hell. If you want to know what Libertarianism leads to, look at what’s happening in the Ukraine. THIS IS WHAT THE US REPUBLICAN PARTY LUSTS FOR… A LAWLESS AND NIHILISTIC ANTI-STATE WHERE NOTHING IS ILLEGAL OR PUNISHABLE, SAVE BY PRIVATE VIOLENCE, RAPINE, AND CRUELTY. No one is going to bring the murderers of opposition lawyers, journalists, and politicians to justice.

Note well that the so-called “Ukrainian Orthodox” and “Ukrainian Catholics” cheer on this nihilistic charade. “The Ukraine for Ukrainians Only!” “Knife the Moskals (Russians)!” They applaud that. It does have its real-world ramifications. If you scream to knife Russians, I’d say that if people start dropping dead, it proves that such people are evil and beyond all redemption. That’s why I’d slip the noose around the necks of Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Avakov, Turdchinov, Yushchenko, Denisenko, and Shevchuk and trip the trap with no emotion. Yes… it’s sinful… but the alternative is worse. The Church normally teaches against the death penalty, and I accept that. However, there are rare exceptions, and those who call for the murder of thousands based on their nationality are certainly such exceptions.

I’d hang them all, go to confession, and be absolved knowing that what I’d done wasn’t praiseworthy, but it was necessary. Our fallen world is like that.

BMD

Thursday, 31 December 2015

ALL LIVES MATTER… As This Incident Shows

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On Sunday afternoon, police in Wisconsin shot and killed a man allegedly being held hostage at a motorcycle shop… he just so happened to be suing the city, their police, and the sheriff’s department for 50 million USD (3.68 billion Roubles. 324.83 million Renminbi. 3.305 billion INR. 69.4 million CAD. 68.33 million AUD. 45.86 million Euros. 33.73 million UK Pounds). Following a standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah WI, police shot and killed 60-year-old Vietnam War veteran Michael Funk after they permitted him to leave the building after allegedly being held hostage there. Notably, Funk was in the midst of a 50 million USD lawsuit against those same police over a previous drug raid at the motorcycle shop, in which they charged him with 26 felonies that were all later dropped, other than a misdemeanour charge for marijuana. Police arrested the hostage-taker.

Coincidence? We think not.

10 December 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/cartoons/20151210/1031553977/US-Neenah-police-kill-hostage.html

Editor:

No, Black Lives Matter™ is off-the-beam… it isn’t only blacks who are getting the drop from police. What about the Latino, Native American, and Poor White victims? Doesn’t their blood count? Black Lives Matter™ is classic divide et impera from the ruling class. The issue is power vs unpower. Full stop.

Justice for ALL people of ALL races and religions at ALL times in ALL places.

Anything else is vile hypocrisy.

BMD

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