Guest Dabeagle Posted January 11, 2014 Report Share Posted January 11, 2014 I don't know if any of you have been watching this situation, it's very sad. I have no idea how someone survives losing a child; I only know the pain of losing a parent, that comfort and security of someone you've known, literally, since the moment you were born. So while I pity the parents, I'm also floored by the level of ignorance and wastefulness on display. Their daughter went in for a procedure to help with severe sleep apnea. She began to hemorrhage and she died - she was declared brain dead by more than one competent surgeon. The parents refuse to believe that because machines are still keeping this little dead girl's heart beating. It was Asimov who said :“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” These people, with their ignorance, have managed to get their dead daughter moved to a 'facility that shares their belief' - which, no doubt, comes at a price. This poor girls dead body is being kept functional by artificial means with no hope of recovery - she's brain dead. Yet, not only do the parents not have to accept and mourn and begin the healing process, but they seem to have other people carrying forward the untruth in the name of religion. The quote that gets me the most in this article is from a kid: “Most kids are Christian here,” Blair said, “and they believe that if you continue praying, there’s always a possibility. The students understand the debate. They’re just choosing spirituality over science.” The crime here is that there is no debate, this poor little girl is dead and no one wants to accept it. You want to build their faith in God by telling them if they pray hard enough for a brain dead girl, she'll wake up? What they should be doing is teaching these kids about life - and death and how to handle it in the healthiest way they can. After all, no one's getting out of this alive. Read the article here. Quote Link to comment
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