The devil made him do it (no, not Hansie)

May 21, 2007 at 8:13 am (murder, religion)

Uh oh. The pesky thing called Satan has done it again. He of the lobstered body and horn-y head has caused a man to burn his baby in a microwave. Damn the devil.
According to Eva Marie Mauldin the devil made her 19-year-old hubby put their tot in a microwave for 10-20 seconds because the God-fearing man wanted to become a preacher. The devil, presumably, did not approve of the young man’s calling.
This, dear reader, is one of the problems I have with religion. It’s completely messed up to blame something that does not exist when you abuse an innocent baby. If there were a hell, you would go straight there.

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6 Comments

  1. prick in my rear said,

    Thank God I am an atheist, The devil never tempts me..

  2. tbhanks said,

    Me too prick in my rear. although I’m sure we’re going to have people pray for our souls as we type…

  3. batman5172 said,

    yes like me, I neva give up

  4. tbhanks said,

    Aw sweet Batman. Who would’ve thought someone who could turn into a vampire and drink blood could be so optimistic.

  5. David said,

    I’m not really religious, but I’m not sure you can blame religion itself more than the specific idiotic nutters who clutch onto superstitious drivel like this. I tend to think that a nutter is a nutter, and probably would’ve rationalised some awful behaviour sooner or later, with or without religion. Of course religion probably doesn’t help, but seemingly millions of religious don’t put babies in microwaves or justify doing so, so it feels a bit analogous to the whole ‘blaming videogames for violence’ thing.

  6. tbhanks said,

    That’s the problem – so many people find it easy to blame religion. My problem with religion is that it becomes a scapegoat and a way for people to rationalise demented behaviour. Blowing yourself up will take you to heaven, for example, in some religions – even if you kill thousands. Not cool in my book.

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