True, but it still has potential to turn out really badly depending on the family ie. the father has a bad recessive trait and gives it to the daughter, and then if they get together 25% chance the granddaughter will have the full blown version and 75% chance the granddaughter will carry the recessive gene.
Originally Posted by adonai
Simplified a little but it paints the picture.
Realistically it's probably only considered morally wrong because of that. but I mean you can avoid marrying family and marry within a community and STILL have major problems. I've heard of a couple communities where you either have to get genetic couselling to see if you can marry or there is an outright list you're given of people you're not allowed to marry bcause of genetic concerns.
My first thought when I saw the pics aired of that facility was Neverland Range! But, poor kids...;_;
this reminds me of the polygamy community in B.C., Canada. child abuse is rampant there (quite a few reports)
leaders of polygamy community: "this is our belief so respect it!"
B.C. government: "it's their religion, we can't touch that *slinks away*"
... and they're still hand-wringing and stalling for time:
B.C. needs legal opinion before polygamy court challenge: lawyer
So, untill they can find a way to stop them, its legal for the old perverts to abuse the girls...sick!
Polygamy, in it's self is not a bad thing. This feels like a mix of "Big Love" and "The Village".
I find polygamy to be depressing, its not what I would call love, but then we all have our own opinions. My beef here is that religion was involved and that these beliefs are being forced wether it be by regime or "propaganda".
Sigh...I still think we'd be better off without religion. At the very least, that fuxing Jehovah's Witness will stop harassing everyone at the skytrain station near my house.
I agree with Abaile here..
I took a while to respond because I wanted to see how its unfolding the investigation.
News aren't very good source of information, because we aways have that little exaggeration..
The investigation in itself was based off ONE anonymous phone call, and that person, that said was 16 and pregnant of a 50years old man, was never found..
Saying that 400 children were in danger, is just to get people attention, if you wave "kids were in danger" like I said everyone jump on their feet and "think of the children"
But are you really thinking of the children? Ripping them apart from their parents, saying what their parents were doing wasn't in conform with what they believed to be right? I said believe because we are talking about religion!
I think its pretty much established environment has very little on someone.
Because would be just like saying, every criminal's child is a criminal, every good man's child is a good kid thus will grown to be a good man..
Its a very naive mindset if you think like that. I resort to science as much as possible, but this is theses of the traits of a human, its unpredictable how that person will turn out..
He could have all the luxury on the world, all the needs he would ever want.. and still end up as a psychopath!
While the kid of a f*ed up family of a prostitute and abank robber, could grow up to be a lawer!
I also don't like how could one potentially say that your parents were unfit DE, and have you taken away on "protective" custody, until you were of legal age..
Do you think that would be health for you? or any kid out there?
I don't think that 400 kids were in any danger! Theses "sexual predators" aren't polygamists, aren't black, aren't white, aren't Christians, aren't Mormons!
They are humans.. and you can find rotten little beings whenever you go!
I know if I poked around enough, I could find one any place I wanted to find.
Because their beliefs don't go the same way, they get targeted.
This has nothing to do with "kids in danger" but has to do with "I'll change the world, one religion at time!"
Last edited by irecinius; 04-09-2008 at 09:06 AM.
That's all well and good, but when a 15 year old is forced to have sex and a child with a 50 year old, then we have a problem.
Originally Posted by irecinius
I don't know where you come from, but around here, we call that "rape." And the guilty parties include the parents that allowed, encouraged, it.