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Thread: A moral question

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    Re: A moral question

    I'm sorry, did you have a child that got rolled by a dump truck?

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    It was obviously in very poor taste considering the details of the story in the OP........not that you care obviously.

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    Re: A moral question

    I would donate the money to charity in his name.

    After reading some articles regarding this tragedy, I would guess this wasn't the first time the child broke from someone's grasp and ran off. It's not something all children do, but when they reach 2, you know if they are prone to running off. It's something that could have been avoided with a $10 investment.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I'm sorry, did you have a child that got rolled by a dump truck?

    Dude, seriously... this is not fit material to joke about. Nobody's calling you scum, okay, but it just isn't in good taste. Losing a child is worse than losing your legs... more like having half your heart cut out.

    Just accept that it was a bad idea and let it go.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    I would donate the money to charity in his name.

    After reading some articles regarding this tragedy, I would guess this wasn't the first time the child broke from someone's grasp and ran off. It's not something all children do, but when they reach 2, you know if they are prone to running off. It's something that could have been avoided with a $10 investment.
    And I also wouldn't sit in judgment of a bereaved parent and Monday-morning quarterback.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I'm sorry, did you have a child that got rolled by a dump truck?
    No, but I do have children and can at least sympathize with those who've lost them and can at least relate to those who have kids and who actually cherish them. Reproduction obviously takes little or no skill.........parenting, on the other hand, does.
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    Re: A moral question

    Had a reading fail, and didn't vote from the perspective of a parent that has lost a child.

    Donate it to some local charities.
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    Re: A moral question

    Are you serious? I joked that I would get a robot to replace my kid and you're really torn up about this? Wow.


    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Dude, seriously... this is not fit material to joke about. Nobody's calling you scum, okay, but it just isn't in good taste. Losing a child is worse than losing your legs... more like having half your heart cut out.

    Just accept that it was a bad idea and let it go.

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    Re: A moral question

    I'd buy stuff. Help the parents out.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    And I also wouldn't sit in judgment of a bereaved parent and Monday-morning quarterback.
    I'm not judging anyone. It's a tragic accident and I feel sorry for them having to go through that. From what I read, the child was with the grandma, broke free and was hit by the dump truck. It could happen to anyone.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Are you serious? I joked that I would get a robot to replace my kid and you're really torn up about this? Wow.

    Didn't say I was torn up about it; I said it was in bad taste. There might be someone in this thread who did in fact lose a child, and the idea that a child could be replaced with a robot could be very offensive to them. There is no replacing a lost child; you can have five more kids and love each one of them, but they won't REPLACE the child you lost in your heart.

    Yeah, I know it was a joke... but this just isn't a joking matter.

    I'm guessing you're not a parent, right?

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