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It's a miracle, praise Jeeeezus! Nah, it ain't. It's a fucking disgrace to humanity, and in accordance with the bible. Here is the full news article for your consideration - www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/…


A 7-year-old boy was beaten to death by his parents last week after he failed to read the Bible and do his homework, according to Metro Police.

The horrific allegations of child abuse stand in stark contrast to the couple's Facebook pages, which seemingly show a loving and religious family devoted to Roderick Arrington, nicknamed "RJ." On one Facebook photo — apparently of Arrington and his niece — Markiece Palmer wrote: "My babies they make me happy. GOD bless the children!!!" On another photo of the boy and another child, Dina Palmer wrote: "I love them with heart and soul!!!!" A Facebook post from October 2010 reads: "Lord please guide my steps.... I'm trying 2 do better.... I wanna do better 4 my son, my family, myself, 4 you LORD!!!!!!!!

First of all, I guess god evidently considered this prayer kind of irrelevant, and this was his plan after all, or he doesn't exist. Secondly, you stupid journalist obviously haven't read the bible! Here's the lord thy god guiding thy child rearing successes -


"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." -- Proverbs 13:24

"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." -- Proverbs 22:15

"Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell." -- Proverbs 23:13-14

So you see, it all makes perfect sense. The mother loves him. The mother believes the bible to be true. If you love your children, the bible says, you beat them for their transgressions. And hey, I'm not even mentioning those verses which say that the child should be put to death for disrespecting his parents.

On another note, let's extend our grace to the WONDERFUL public school system which totally noticed that something was wrong and took the appropriate steps to correct it before it was too late. That was easy, right - a kid showing up with bruises over and over again. Thank you, dear government, for taking care of us. Now I know we can rely on you at the time of need. Go give yourself a fucking medal overpaid administrators, yay!

Man, did I ever mention what a great moral guide the bible is? Hell, if we didn't have the bible how would we ever know what's wrong and what's right? In my limited human ignorance, I would think that beating children and using violence (other than in self defense) is just wrong. However, thanks to the great bronze age moral guide handed down by the lord thy God, © Creator of the Universe and All That Shit ™, I have now realized that beating children is THE way to make them good. I am positively sure that the father's parents beat him, and look how he turned out - an awesome god-fearing Christian! Now, as soon as I find a good lawyer, I will be purchasing a baseball bat and visiting an elementary school near you, spreading morality and saving from hell left and right :o
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JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Have you ever read "A Modest Proposal"? this is random but they way you wrote this journal reminded me of it. It's quite interesting.
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bobcat303 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well if you lack moral values (what's right and wrong) you lack empathy, not religion.
These parents simply do not have common sense. Naturally, people will care for what they see more than what they don't see. If they don't care about their son, they obviously wouldn't care about someone invisible as much.

They are mere idiots.
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ForeverUGR Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Taking the verses literally. It's not the bible's fault. It's how people interpret/understand/respond to it. It is deeper than you think. He who has ear listen. God said. Well I hope someday you'll get to understand it very well.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
So when it says to beat a kid with a stick, what's the non-literal meaning?
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Claudiu88 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It means to punish them for their mistakes and show the error of their ways in a way that would drive them to better themselves in the eyes of the Lord Saviour and the....

No, can't do it. Can't even try and get into the mindset of such people, and the ridiculousness of it all. I find it funny how many people will tell you that you do not understand the Bible...but never venture into explaining it fully, just justifying it. Which is pathetic, at best.

Like with poetry and people interpreting. The verses say that you should beat your child. But every idiot will try and justify it with some bogus explanation about how it's deeper than that, how it's not to be taken literally...and then tell you to take it literally that you WILL go to Hell if you don't believe in God...

Yeah...hypocrites everywhere.
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arbiter5570 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
your twisting the words of the bible
"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." -- Proverbs 13:24
if you love your kids you wont let them do whatever they want. (not beat your kids to show how much you care)
"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." -- Proverbs 22:15
kids dont know better. if you (modern day equivalent of spanking) they will learn not to do that.
"Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell." -- Proverbs 23:13-14
Once again, dont let your child do whatever they want. if they dont learn the ways of god they will learn bad things. teaching him whats right and wring by beating (spanking) them they will keep doing it. reasoning with them doesnt work at a younger age. they wont understand. and as bad as it sounds kids do understand pain. but id rather have felt pain after lying then not understand that it was bad.
and the new testament is about forgiveness. yes you should still punish your kids but putting them to death is extreme. the old testament serves for us to learn from how it was before christ. after its different. while theres still good advice back there a lot is no longer relevant because of the new covenant formed when christ died for us. any bad acts caused "because of the bible" is due to misunderstanding of the true meaning.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
What point are you trying to make? There are better ways of achieving compliance and good outcomes than physical violence.

| any bad acts caused "because of the bible" is due to misunderstanding of the true meaning.

Hahaha. If that were the case, I wouldn't even bother criticizing the book.
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arbiter5570 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
sometimes the best option is a good spanking. its not exactly supposed to be a death sentence. Calling a spanking physical violence is like saying a tap on your shoulder is an attempt on your life. of course its a bit more exaggerated but the whole point is, that if used in the correct way spanking (or physical violence if you prefer) is a good tool in discipline. and have you ever thought that its not just the book your misunderstanding, but people as well? what has made you hate religion in such a way? Statistics show that people with a meaningful religion live longer and are happier. It gives people a sense of purpose and when you do what most say people work in communities and help others around the world. if more intellectuals help with interpretations or at least more people converse about what scripture meant you would find that its not evil. I knew a guy who tried to disprove christianity. He went on for five years, scanning the bible and analyzing it to the letter. He eventually realized that it made sense and converted. If you keep "disproving" it at face value and keep biased opinions on it you'll never make any progress. I've sat down and honestly evaluated my life. I asked myself "does god exist" ive found that there were times it didnt look like it. but more often then not, ive seen him the almighty, all powerful, god who created the universe, work in the life of one of his billions of childeren. the answer i keep coming back to is yes.
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
| what has made you hate religion in such a way?

I don't hate religion. The word hate implies an emotional dislike.

| Statistics show that people with a meaningful religion live longer and are happier.

So you are saying that I should believe bullshit just to be happy and live longer? Because clearly if you are a Christian you must think that Hindus believe in complete bullshit, and vice versa. This is irrelevant for most non-believers, since you can't force yourself to believe things you KNOW not to be true.

Are you a shallow person whose only goal in life is to be happy, a hedonist? Of course not. Would you abandon religion if you found out that it made you slightly less happier on average? Of course not. If you want to be happy, a hippy high on pot is a heck of a lot happier than an average Christian.

Do you want to live longer? There's a lot you can do to that end - and many of those things are MUCH more effective than religion. Diet, exercise, a fulfilling occupation.

| if more intellectuals help with interpretations or at least more people converse about what scripture meant you would find that its not evil.

Yes, some parts of the bible are PURE evil. Go ask a 5th grader - is it OK to stone gay people? They'll say know, and are far more morally advanced than the authors of the Torah.

| I knew a guy who tried to disprove christianity.

He is a moron. Faith is not falsifiable.

| He eventually realized that it made sense and converted.

This proves the above statement. Because really, even the accounts of Jesus' resurrection don't agree on THE DAY it happened. Pathetic.

| If you keep "disproving" it at face value and keep biased opinions on it you'll never make any progress.

You don't know what you are talking about at all.

| I asked myself "does god exist" ive found that there were times it didnt look like it.

Are you THAT self-centered, really? You evaluate the existence of god based on your life experience? Please, learn how to think objectively.
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is just sick. I am spiritual rather than religious. Now, religion is life in many countries. But news like this, they are about just sick, sick people.
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