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"Very Strung Out On God"

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FlatEarth1024

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Excerpted from article:

"She was trapped inside an overwhelming delusion, one that kept telling her to take her kids and 'put them in the water' to send them to Jesus," Caffese said in a recent court filing. "And that is what she believes she did."



WOMAN DROWNS KIDS FOR GOD

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She was trapped inside an overwhelming delusion,...


Yep, she sure was, the delusion that the Supreme Ruler of the Universe existed in the first place, and that it cares what she does. All else followed from that delusion, but she had a sure enough mental lack as well, such as her low IQ. But she was able to care for the kids, apparently, so I don't know what to think about her ability to stand trial or to have known the wrongness of her crime. This is always a tragic thing, but it happens all too frequently. Sometimes I think the God delusion is just a convenient excuse, a means of getting off the hook. People have been killing unwanted children since before we were human, but the socail stigma, as well as the legal penalties of doing so these days is an obstacle that makes child-killers have to think of adaquate excuses, and religion is a mainstay for them.

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That's what you get when people worship death itself, believing that the ultimate purpose of life is to die and be with Jesus.  She's no different from an Aztec priest, cutting out the beating hearts of sacrificial victims just to make the sun rise the next day.  The only question is, why wouldn't she kill herself first?  Are little kids worth more "Jesus points" if you sacrifice them?

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This kind of behaviour (violence in the name or by the orders of God) may surprise most people, when they hear about it, but anyone who's read Holy Homicide, by Michael Newton, will know that there has never been a time in the last 2000 years when this kind of thing wasn't at least fairly common, and many times when religious violence of all kinds was the norm.

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This isn't about her killing unwanted children, and the religious aspect is probably largely incidental. She's clearly mentally ill - possibly even suffering post-partum psychosis, although with the youngest being 16 months that would be unusual. However, when it isn't picked up - as with a poor, learning-disabled black woman it probably wouldn't be - it may have been raging out of control.
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It's a really sad case. It's almost better now if this woman never regains her sanity, how could any person live with what she has done.

Her type of God delusion is really only worse than "normal" Christianity in the sense that she killed her own children instead of piously killing foreigners like the good Christian graduates of the US Air Force Academy or the good Muslim boys from an Al Quaida training camp.

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This is what happens when mentally ill people take the story of Isaac and Abraham a little too seriously. They follow a religion that worships and reveres human sacrifice and death, which is enough to make anyone at least a little loopy. Religiosity combined with schizophrenia makes for very dangerous delusions.

Just ask Andrea Yates.

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Religion out of it. It's just sad. :Sad:


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