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Do you think the "Left Behind" series is f*cking with people's heads?
Yes
54%
 54%  [ 6 ]
No
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
Left where?
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Burn in hell, Blasphemer!
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 11

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Klari



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
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Location: Portland, OR
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What I don't get is that this occured in the same state where a woman suffering from post natal depression and psychosis was taken off her meds, then killed her five children and was convicted. I think it's criminal that she didn't get the same lawyers.

I think there's a fine line between psychosis and religious zealotry. I think that unbalanced people are easily drawn in. But I also think that people who might be normal, balanced people under different circumstances, when raised in some religions or sects have very little ability to judge for themselves because they've never been encouraged or allowed to make judgements for themselves. It's not an excuse for murder, yet at the same time, how can we hold that person accountable if it's all they've ever known? They need to be removed from society, that's for certain, but in what way, and how do we deal with it?


I think in this case, the woman was missing something inside and she probably was mentally ill. Whenever someone kills without remorse, either they are angry with that person, or they are mentally ill. That's how I see it. And to kill your children without remorse, you have to be mentally ill. We are wired to protect our offspring (otherwise a great deal of teenagers would never make it). It's not a matter of right and wrong, it's a matter of instinct and chemicals.

There's no doubt that our judicial system is far from perfect and that often enough, the wrong judgement is handed down and people who need help don't get it, but how can you doubt that a person who kills their children and doesn't cry later is mentally ill?

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