What did she expect? That Jesus would stop by and give her a turnip?

Can you bear yet another case of religion-rationalized child abuse?

Over three months in 2006, as her five children grew more emaciated and listless by the day, Estelle Walker made no move to find a job, no effort to scrounge up a meal, her kids told a jury yesterday.

“We were supposed to wait for God to provide,” said Walker’s oldest daughter, now 21. “And that’s what we did.”

At one point, the daughter said, she and her siblings went 11 days without food. When police were at last summoned to the Sussex County cabin by neighbors, investigators found the children so malnourished they had difficulty talking.

You would think that after watching her own children waste away for months, she’d realize that god will not provide. Never has and never will.


  1. Stimbo says

    God provides all the time. The Bible is very clear that God provides *if* you do your part (“he meets you half way,” as the grandfather says in _Where the Red Fern Grows_). It is also clear that He only provides if you do your part both for work and for Him.

    God made me a cheeseburger last week. It was amazing; a True iracle™.

    All I had to do was meet him halfway by providing the meat, cheese, onion, relish, gherkin, mustard, ketchup, and burger buns. Then, after frying the meat, slicing the onion and the gherkin, toasting the buns, and generally buildng the sandwich, I looked at the result – and Hallelujah! God had provided me with a delicious and filling snack!

    As if by magic..!

    [P.S. – a sign displayed in my local newsagent: “God help those who help themselves.”]

  2. Stimbo says

    That should have been a “True Miracle™,” as any fule kno.

    My keyboard made me look like a creationist, there…