Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Religious Zealot Takes Another Life

This is as sad as it is chilling:

A 44-year-old Florida woman went with her 20-year-old son to a shooting range. While he was firing, she took her revolver, aimed directly and intentionally at the back of his head, and killed him. She then placed the gun in her mouth and killed herself.

That this was no accident is evident from the recordings and written suicide notes she left behind:
"I don't want anybody following me. I don't want anyone going to hell. I want everyone to go into heaven. I want everyone to turn to God, and stick with God."

"God made me a queen and I failed. I'm a fallen angel. He turned me into the anti-Christ."

"I have to die and go to Hell so there can be a thousand years of peace on Earth."

"I couldn't kill myself and leave Mitchell behind. I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell."
Sad, scary, and disturbing.
I'm looking for the blood-thirsty Muslim who's obviously responsible for this fanatical religious honor killing but I'm having a bit of trouble identifying him. Am I missing something here or what?


BD said...

I think the part you're missing is how this f'd up story is all about crazy, not religion. It also gives credence to the little known theory that if your mom wants to go with you to a shooting range, tell her you're busy.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

I take it this isn't a good time to try and "save" you JBW. I'll try this Christmas provided you haven't convinced my there is no God and I need not fell guilty about missing mass 50 weeks a year.

JBW said...

Yes, probably not the best time to try and save me and just maybe this story is both about crazy and religion. Either way, happy Easter to both your Christian asses, boys.

Anonymous said...

Too many people looking outside of themselves for the answers. They're not going to find it in a book about some religious zealots from over 2000 years ago.

Anonymous said...

But, Happy Easter if you're into that and aren't taking it "Grace Explosion-seriously."

Tim said...

Whatever happened to the Grace Explosion?!

Speaking of which...I do believe that there is a certain amount of craziness in religion and you have to be somewhat crazy to buy into it, so it follows naturally that the craziness tilts into all out insanity and lives get taken in the name of an all-loving god.

All these crazy-ass shootings lately are at churches, or perpetrated by crazy Christians. Or am I missing something?

JBW said...

Grace rode off into the blogospheric sunset to start her own Christian nation, Tim. I assume that her next communication will come from a heavily armed Southern compound.