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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post


    They knew what they were getting into...
    I say, let them crash.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm sure you'll be acknowledging how churches (i.e., religious people) in this country provide untold amounts of charity and aid to the poor, and disaster victims.....right? Next time you disparage religious people, you think about that.
    Churches are often the engine of good in our society, but that doesn't make what these folks did less stupid.


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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Churches are often the engine of good in our society, but that doesn't make what these folks did less stupid.
    First I was responding his questioning of their integrity, not their decision, and secondly to the general hate being spewed in this thread by some. One set of parents make a mistake, but because they're religious, the religion itself is made bad as well. That's the notion being put forth by some.
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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I am upset I am forced to pay taxes to help rescue fools and bring them back to the US.

    Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea - CBS News
    LOL - They set sail to see where God would take them, and he sent them back and **** home.
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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    God led them to a hotel in Chili. They should stay there, since that's where their god led them.
    Yeah, you know, I'm wondering why they didn't continue their journey at that point, why come back to the US?

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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    I'm not really qualified to judge their spiritual quest, but my hope is that they accept the answer that god / nature / the universe / etc. gave them instead of continuing to be pigheaded about it. What they did took courage but it sounds like they weren't prepared enough and it might be worth considering how well off their kids are.

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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    On that we agree. Maybe God intended for them to remain adrift at see or drown. Someone just messed with the fabric of time!
    If there weren't children involved, I would say that maybe we shouldn't have interfered with God's work.

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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This whole thread reeks of hate for religion. Read Post # 6.
    Given your specification of that post, I was expecting a lot worse. Really, that's the best you've got for "hate for religion?"

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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    What they did took courage
    What they did took insanity and an absolute lack of reason or foresight. They're not noble for this ridiculous maneuver, they're foolish for it. Also, reckless as parents.
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    Re: Religious family abandons U.S., gets lost at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    What they did took insanity and an absolute lack of reason or foresight. They're not noble for this ridiculous maneuver, they're foolish for it. Also, reckless as parents.
    Well to be fair neither of us really knows what they were feeling when they did it, but I was imagining doing something like that and for myself it would take courage - insane or not.

    The thing I don't get is: where did they think they were going? Unless they went to some remote island, they would just end up landing in another long-standing civilization with rules, prejudices, etc. You can leave America but you can't leave humanity.

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