May 13th, 2003

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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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