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cleanhippie

(19,705 posts)
Fri Nov 6, 2015, 12:12 PM Nov 2015

I believe in God, and God knows what happened.

The words of this monster convicted of locking disabled people in her basement in order to collect their benefits.

Is this the good that comes from religion, absolution for horrific acts given by a god who chose not prevent you from doing those horrific acts in the first place?

And sure as shit, someone will say "thank god they found those poor people she locked up..."


‘You are evil': Woman gets life in prison for locking disabled people in ‘dungeon’

For 10 years, the group targeted mentally disabled people, luring those who were vulnerable and estranged from their families and locking them inside cabinets, basements and attics, according to prosecutors.

The group’s ringleader, Linda Weston, persuaded the victims to allow her to become their representative and began collecting their disability benefits. The victims, prosecutors said, lived in the dark and in isolation, and were fed food laced with drugs to keep them sedated; they were brutally punished if they tried to escape.

--snip--

Weston had pleaded guilty in September to 196 counts, including murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping and involuntary servitude. Thursday, she apologized in court.

“I am sorry,” Weston said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I believe in God, and God knows what happened.”

Rufe responded, “There are a lot of people in this courtroom who know what happened, too.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/11/05/you-are-evil-woman-gets-life-in-prison-for-locking-disabled-people-in-dungeon/?tid=sm_fb



Whole story at link, and it's much worse than you think.
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I believe in God, and God knows what happened. (Original Post) cleanhippie Nov 2015 OP
Well, as long as God tells you that it's okay... DetlefK Nov 2015 #1
And who can prove god didn't? n/t trotsky Nov 2015 #2
God told me just the opposite. So there. DetlefK Nov 2015 #3
God's Love ! BlaineWilliams Nov 2015 #7
Even childhood cancer? trotsky Nov 2015 #10
that's pretty thin gruel, mr clean struggle4progress Nov 2015 #4
Thin as it is, it's still quite nourishing. cleanhippie Nov 2015 #5
If you're going to take this role on skepticscott Nov 2015 #8
I have evidence to the contrary on that one... Lordquinton Nov 2015 #12
First, lose the 'u' key. Warren Stupidity Nov 2015 #9
I believe! BlaineWilliams Nov 2015 #6
Presumably Gawd was OK with it all, or he'd have said something. mr blur Nov 2015 #11
 

skepticscott

(13,029 posts)
8. If you're going to take this role on
Sat Nov 7, 2015, 07:10 AM
Nov 2015

You have a lot of work to do before you can be as big at it as your predecessor. He didn't need Google to be...what he was.

 

Warren Stupidity

(48,181 posts)
9. First, lose the 'u' key.
Sat Nov 7, 2015, 09:43 AM
Nov 2015

Second, study snark and arrogance and how to get away, for a while, with using it here to attack people.

However I do admire your efforts to take up the slack.

 

mr blur

(7,753 posts)
11. Presumably Gawd was OK with it all, or he'd have said something.
Mon Nov 9, 2015, 01:52 PM
Nov 2015

Mind you, own record isn't exactly spotless. Anyway, who are you to judge?

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