Thursday, April 26, 2007

Judges - sometimes just a book in the Bible

[LINK] A man was arrested for trying to use a stolen credit card, and gets released because he can recite some Bible verses. When it was stated that the man was a church-goer, he was asked to recite the 23rd Psalm and he was able to do it. (Well... it's not as though that's not one of the most well-known passages from the Bible!!! I recited it on the radio way back when I first learned to talk!). The man has to reappear in court but didn't have to pay anything to be released.

Wonder if he memorized that from a stolen Bible? And why didn't he know the verse that says "Thou shalt not steal"?

5 comments:

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Most criminals I've known are religious people. They are waiting for God to provide for them. Stealing is just God's way of providing for them at that moment in time, so it's not considered "stealing" it is God's way. You think God would keep those pesky police away from them whilst he provides for them.

Personal responsibility is much too stressful, just believe and God will provide and your "cup will runneth over"

Jesus will save me, no matter what sins I commit. He told me that I can't help but to sin, so I have to sin today, Jesus will save me tomorrow. Now, what shall be my sin today?

Glory Hallelujah! You have to say Glory Hallelujah! Say it five time and cross yourself, bow down before the altar. Thy Creator commands it.

"My mind is clearer now....."

beepbeepitsme said...

I can only guess that he was released on the assumption that because he was a christian, he must be by default a good guy.

So, when a hindu is arrested for the same thing, are they going to be released because they can recite a verse from the Rig Veda?

Blueberry said...

Wonder if the guy had the credit card number memorized too, along with the signature code on the back, and the expiration date?

Nava said...

What a bunch of idiots!!! That is truly hilarious. In a sad, scary, crooked way.

I am going to recite the FSM gospel and then commit some crimes.

I'll let y'all know how that's workin' for me ;-)

Mariamariacuchita said...

I guess the judge believed that there must be no sinners in church.