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Texas woman tells deputies that God told her to kill kids; toddler… 
13th-May-2003 08:09 am
Texas woman tells deputies that God told her to kill kids; toddler remains critical

What kind of bullshit is THIS? Is this part of "God's Plan"? This woman sang in her church choir, her brother-in-law was the church preacher, and the babies' father was asleep in the house while she was in the backyard bashing her children's heads in with huge rocks. Guess who's going for an insanity defense. Too bad THAT didn't work for Andrea Yates, fellow Texan and murderer of children who "...did it to save them from the devil..."

I swear, I cannot understand on a GOOD day how anyone can believe in God or actually think that God speaks to them - but how could anyone think that an all knowing, all loving, all powerful God would dare command such a thing? Is it just me, or is this just more glaring contradiction? Already I'm hearing about "free will" and "the Devil being in her". I'm at an utter loss here, and I feel like throwing up reading any part of this shit. If I see or hear about it from now on, I'm closing the window or switching channels.

To all of my religious/devout friends, for as much as I support your right to choose how you want to live and what you want to believe, and I do, there is no way that God or religion will ever make sense to me. If you believe, fine - that is your prerogative and you are free to live as you choose and as long as you are not knowingly harming anyone in the process, you have my full support. In the past I have made commentary about God & religion that has offended one or six of you. The fact of the matter is that if I went screaming to anyone who listened that God was a deadbeat dad who raped bunny rabbits and that Jesus was nothing more than some dead Jew on a stick, if you have the relationship with them that you assert you have and your faith is strong, nothing I have to say about it (or anyone else, for that matter) should phase you in the least. If I do offend you, maybe you should reevaluate how strong your faith really is - but don't bitch to me that how I choose to live and what I have to say is wrong or any kind of direct attack on you, because it is not.
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13th-May-2003 07:29 am (UTC)
I wonder if there's anyway we can just skip her trial alltogether and beat her to death with a rusty spoon...

I have a better idea. In Bangladesh, the penalty for the murder of a child is a punishment known as "Bamboo Rodding". They tie your hands at the wrists and your feet at the ankles to individual ropes in betwen two trees or poles. You are positioned upright about a foot above the ground. They feed and bathe you every day to keep you healthy, and plant a bamboo rod beneath you. The end of the bamboo is sharpened to a point. Consider that bamboo grows at a rate of approximately one inch per day. You are slowly impaled on the rod and left there until you die. The penalty for rape/molesting a child is just as good, only you aren't killed outright. That one is known as "Stump Hanging." You are placed naked onto a tree stump, and your genitals are nailed to the stump. The victim and/or their parents gets to run at you as fast as he or can in an attempt to push you off of the stump.
13th-May-2003 07:43 am (UTC)
I like the bamboo rodding thing... very effective. It disturbes me, however that it is somewhat similar to how they punished homosexuals (for being gay) in the middle ages. They would take a red hot pocker and shove it in the 'offender's' anus. There's also a ceremony that an American Indian tribe used, I believe, to signify a braves transition into manhood. I think it was called the Ceremony of the Sun. But the idea was the brave was hung by his collar bones in the sunlight and left there for a few days. The hopes would be that he would be visited by the gods and they would judge him worthy of being a man. If he survived, he was a man. If not, well... It's kinda of gruesome. I remember reading about it in my childhood and imagined myself being hung by my collar bone. I think it affected me somehow in that now my collar bones are like sensitive and I don't like the feeling of someone grabbin or touching them much. Whoa... tangent...

13th-May-2003 07:49 am (UTC)
There was a film made about this by body play practitioners, it was called "Dances Sacred And Profane". It was in part a documentary about Fakir Musafar, who is considered the father of the Moden Primitives movement. I used to have that book, but gave it away to a friend of mine that was an avid fan of piercing and appreciated it more. I find Fakir fascinating, in much the same way I was fascinated by Anton LaVey who I considered a true genius. There was also an extensive interview with HIM in the Modern Primitives book. I wished I had never given that book away!
13th-May-2003 08:27 am (UTC)
Maybe we can locate a copy of it in the library or something?
13th-May-2003 04:56 pm (UTC)
*runs away crying and screaming at all these awful torture proposals*

...and yet they're oddly appropriate for the crime of murdering a child...

Oh, and by the way:

Too bad THAT didn't work for Andrea Yates

Unfortunately, the insanity defense DID work for Andrea Yates. I did a report on her earlier this semester for my psych class, and because of the insanity defense, she escaped the death penalty and is currently serving two life sentences in prison. I say just kill the psycho cunt. She knew what she was doing was wrong when she was doing it.
13th-May-2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Ooh... (grin) any way we can get that here in the US? I know a couple of people who need to "meet" with nature.
13th-May-2003 12:51 pm (UTC) - *methinks*
maybe its just texas...though i did love austin, and they did film waking life in austin :-p
13th-May-2003 02:03 pm (UTC) - How?
I hear about someone hurting or killing their child, then I look at my beautiful and think, "How could anyone do such a thing to such a little helpless person?"

They should make people get a license to have children. Those who can't handle it should have the kids taken away and given to childless couples.
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