Wednesday, November 17, 2010

But God Told Him To!

I don’t understand how people can square their belief that God was a burning bush, talked through a donkey, and commanded Abraham to kill his own son can turn around and not apply the same logic to modern-day crimes.

During the opening of the trial for Brian David Mitchell, the guy that kidnapped Amy Smart, the argument was made that Mr. Mitchell was insane because he claims that God told him to go do a load of insane things.
According to his attorney, Parker Douglas, Mitchell believed that God was giving him direct commands – and ordering him to give up his children for adoption, to take multiple wives and to take Smart, who was 14 at the time, as his wife.
Sounds like a story straight out of the Bible. Why would any Bible-believing Christian have a problem with someone following Gods directions?


  1. Elizabeth Smart....

  2. See further:

    St Bartholemews Day Massacre
    Albigensian Crusade

    etc etc