Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
(Hat-tip to ReligionGoneCrazy.com)
Palmdale (KTLA) -- A woman slit her daughters' throats before slitting her own early Friday evening, claiming that "the Tribulation" was going to occur and she wanted to prevent them from suffering through it, officials said.
Lyn Benedetto, 47, reportedly told her daughters to lie on a bed and proceeded to take a knife to their throats.
The suspect then took the knife to her own throat before driving the victims to an unoccupied friend's house to die.
Lancaster Station deputies responded to a call regarding an "assault with knife" at about 5:32pm from the owner of the residence where the victims had been taken.
The victims and the suspect were found and the location, and the suspect was subsequently arrested.
The victims were treated at Antelope Valley Hospital for moderate though non life-threatening injuries and released to custody of Department of Children's Services.
This insanity continues on. Apparently ‘seeing the light’ ruined this crazy’s aim (thankfully, this time), but all these
doomdim sayerswits keep cheering for the end of the world, and it is not only stupendously stupid, it is most unsettling. Thankfully the children are all right, but they’re facing decades of horrible nightmares and therapy, all because crazy momma read a crazy book. And sadly, when these folks start manifesting early symptoms of mental instability, they can hide beneath the wide umbrella of ‘belief’ until (on most occasions) it’s too late for anyone to stop them.
On a lighter note, the picture posted is real: it’s a pretty little gal who decided that May 21 2011 is THE DATE, and she’s vandalized her car accordingly. Once this years ends with no fanfare (AGAIN), she’ll either have to re-paint her car, or sell it at a much reduced price than blue-book. If I had her acquaintance, I would most definitely make a point of teasing the bejeezus out of her on May 22 (and beyond) by shielding my eyes with my hand and looking around in the sky for floaters, and ask her if she sees any. Oh, and any more people spout off about this nonsense, and I will (bet on it) hold out my hand to wager 500 dollars or more that it’s simply NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. In fact, I wish there was a betting pool I could enter.
Sadly, in this country, it’s considered bad form to criticize anyone’s opinion too loudly (unless of course you’re a Republican, a conservative reichwing talk show, or on the side of the majority) – and this has to go. Soundly laugh in their faces when they proselytize, point out the multiple issues their ‘belief system’ has with reality, and be prepared to shake your head sadly when they retort with a “Jebus predicted this would happen!”.
On a personal note, the one book of Revelation has likely ruined more lives, drained more resources, and caused more deaths than the other 65 combined. It encourages the melodramatic dichotomy that the simple minded so love; GOOD VS. EVIL, finally everyone gets their just deserts, everybody saved gets new bodies and new lives and a new world, and all the bad guys get gruesomely tortured for…well, forever.
Straight out of a comic book. Of course, when you’re told insistently that this is a realtime scenario, are taught that every word is true (it’s all about interpretation, dontcha know?), and if you don’t believe in it then please PLEASE keep it to yourself out of respect for others, well, this curries more crazy.
The world seems to be getting less crazy, but it’s taking too long for my taste.
Till the next post, then.