Mother starves kids waiting for God to provide for her

Man, am I glad neither of my parents were religious. We were quite poor when I was young, and it wasn’t always easy to make ends meet; luckily, unlike this woman, my parents worked hard to provide for me rather than wait around for some invisible friend in the sky to fix their problems.

Estelle Walker is facing a total of 40 years in prison for child endangerment. It seems Walker had been staying at a cabin owned by a local church and refused to leave, find work, or do anything other than just pray for God to fix everything. At one point, her kids went 11 days without eating. When they were rescued, they apparently looked gaunt, malnourished and weak. Should she win Mother of the year, or of the century?

She’s even refusing to participate in her own defense. The prosecution offered her a pretty sweet deal: if she agreed to get psychiatric help, she would serve no additional time in jail. She refused, saying “God is my defense”. If this is the same God who failed to provide her with a job or food, I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath for him to swoop down during the court proceedings to whisk her away to magic land.

I detest how obviously mentally deranged people can so easily refuse psychiatric help when they mask their illness behind the protective veil of religion. This woman is quite obviously a loon, but because of her conviction even a judge found her competent enough to stand trail. This woman should be in an institute, not prison. When are people going to realize a belief like that is a sign of mental illness, not religious piety?

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    Christ on a bike, half the deep south will be in need of psychiatric help if that’s the case!

    A few more well publicised cases of whacko godbotherers, like this one, and the girl that died while her parents prayed for god to make her well again and maybe a few more people will get a reality check!

    By the way, did you hear about the agnostic, dyslexic, insomniac? He used to lie awake at night wondering if there really was a dog!

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    Big surprise(!) How often does a religious idiot in USA get a trip to court for severely harming their children? Far too fucking often. Whatever she’ll get is too good for her. Throw her in the cube!

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    An old theist friend of mine explained prayers to me this way. You can pray to God to provide you with whatever you want but you still have to go out and get. He will provide guidance, show you clues, or whatever. But you still need to go out and do the work. No one is going to knock on your door and say “God sent me. Here’s a sweet job and food for your kids” you still need to work at it.
    As the fairy tale goes, God kicked Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden. No longer in paradise, they had to work and toil to survive. Your Magic Sky God will not hand you shit.
    Praying to God so he can give you everything you want while you sit on your ass is just laziness
    Crap, why am I interpreting the bible for theist.

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    Well, it looks like to me god answered her prayers, the kids are now safe with food, and now she will get 3 square meals a day for at least 40 years.
    God works in mysterious ways doesn’t he. 🙂

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    Carisa Hendrix

    @ Dr Death

    Haha, wicked. I hope she doesn’t catch on to that justification.

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    Throw her I prison…if she can stand trial she can go to prison! While in prison she can wait for God to povide, and give her childen a chance to have a normal healthy SAFE home!

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