Slain girls' mom: Stepfather practice...

Slain girls' mom: Stepfather practiced spells

There are 7 comments on the Sioux City Journal story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Slain girls' mom: Stepfather practiced spells. In it, Sioux City Journal reports that:

“He said he must've said the wrong thing. After the ritual, he didn't remember anything that happened. "I said, 'What do you mean?' He said he blacked out.”

The mother of two girls who were killed allegedly at the hands of their stepfather said he described himself as a pagan and practiced spells to keep those around him healthy and happy, The Des Moines Register ... via Sioux City Journal

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Methos

Kings Mountain, NC

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I totally agree with what this person commented on the main story page.

thorswitch wrote on Jan 9, 2008 6:19 PM:

" It bothers me greatly when religion -*any* religion - is used as an excuse or explanation for wrongful and/or evil acts. It shifts the focus from the responsiblity of the criminal for his own acts and serves only to fuel false stereotypes of the faith itself.

This is true not only in cases like this where the person is claiming he acted because of "spells" that went badly, or when someone says s/he killed his/her own children out of the fear that his/her own evil would cause the children to be lost to Satan if they were allowed to live.

The headline for a story like this should be that the "Slain girls' mom says stepfather was a good father" which gives you a good picture of just how dysfunctional this family was regardless of what - if any - religion was involved. "
DeployedWiccan

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2008
How about: "Slain Grils, Mom doesnt have a good reason, so uses religion as a scapegoat!"
ska

Broadview Heights, OH

#3 Jan 10, 2008
DeployedWiccan wrote:
How about: "Slain Grils, Mom doesnt have a good reason, so uses religion as a scapegoat!"
LOL....that would be too honest for this scared nation 'under god' to print something like that...

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#4 Jan 10, 2008
Interesting...
Let's see. I've taken a space, cleaned it, bathed myself just prior, used incense to "clear the air", spoken to that "Higher power" which I deem appropriate and then, in the Name of that Higher power asked for blessings and protections upon me and my loved ones.
The question is, was it Prayer or was it a Spell?
I suppose that's simply a matter of opinion, as the results are the same.
ravineyes

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jan 10, 2008
What bothers me is that in "every other" murder case you will NEVER hear "Christian murders twenty" or "christian kid goes on rampage amd kills seven others at his school" or whatever. why is it always pagans/wiccans that do all this so called killing? Besides, as a practicing Wiccan, have any other pagan/wiccans chatted with the Church of Satan lately? I haven't, that's another religion all unto itself.
Get a life and stop b;aming our religion for the shortfalls of human behavior. that and have him take a stinkin drug test - duh!

“Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici ”

Since: Dec 07

Long Island

#6 Jan 10, 2008
ravineyes wrote:
What bothers me is that in "every other" murder case you will NEVER hear "Christian murders twenty" or "christian kid goes on rampage amd kills seven others at his school" or whatever. why is it always pagans/wiccans that do all this so called killing? Besides, as a practicing Wiccan, have any other pagan/wiccans chatted with the Church of Satan lately? I haven't, that's another religion all unto itself.
Get a life and stop blaming our religion for the shortfalls of human behavior. that and have him take a stinkin drug test - duh!
It happens with every minority. A WASP commits a crime, "Man robs store" otherwise it's "Black man robs store." or "Indian steals car." All of a sudden, one wacko is representative of a large group.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#7 Jan 10, 2008
NYPagan wrote:
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It happens with every minority. A WASP commits a crime, "Man robs store" otherwise it's "Black man robs store." or "Indian steals car." All of a sudden, one wacko is representative of a large group.
Yep. Unfortunately when someone that isn't of the majority does something, mentioning the "difference" adds sensationalism to the spin and sells more papers/news.

It still reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbes comic I saw....
Mother serves child dead Fish and substance mashed from a cow!!!

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