Backasswards Christians- Gods fault, demons fault.

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Yesterday I posted a cover story about a woman in Texas who severed her babies arms because she believed she was supposed to "give the baby to God." She's pleaded not guilty by insanity, however the prosecution states, they haven't found her "to be dangerously insane during her treatment." Dr. Zaki who analyzed her, "characterized Dena Schlosser as ?delusional and hyperreligious.? He said she told him in May she was staying up nights and reading the Bible, which scared her"

Now today we get a funny twist to the story. Her pastor has claimed that she is mentally insane and that treatment can't help her, only god can. HILARIOUS! Isn't it belief in God that made her insane in the first place? (rhetorical)

I always find cases like this funny because it illustrates in a dramatic manner exactly how everyone has different conversations with their fictitious God. One persons God is the cause of the problem, another persons God is the solution to the problem. :smt011

Here is the story from today:

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Pastor blames demons, not mental illness
Defense accuses him, husband of downplaying Plano mom's behavior

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3663101.html
By THOMAS KOROSEC
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

MCKINNEY - The pastor of a charismatic Christian church attended by the Plano mother on trial, accused of fatally cutting off the arms of her 10-month-old daughter, told jurors Wednesday that mental illness is really demon possession that cannot be cured with psychiatry or medicine.

"I do not believe that any mental illness exists other than demons, and no medication can straighten it out, other than the power of God," said Doyle Davidson, the 73-year-old minister of the Water of Life Church that Dena and John Schlosser attended several times a week.

Dena Schlosser, 37, is on trial for capital murder in the slaying of her daughter Margaret in November 2004.

She has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Schlosser was arrested after police, responding to a 911 call, found her in the living room of her apartment, blood smeared on her face and clothes, a Christian hymn playing and a Bible open near the crib where the child was killed.

Defense lawyers have faulted her husband and Davidson for downplaying her strange behavior and cutting short treatment of a psychotic condition that began after the birth of her third child in January 2004.

John Schlosser testified Tuesday that he did not seek medical help when his wife told him she wanted to "give the baby to God" about a week before their daughter's death.

Davidson said he hardly knew the family, although John Schlosser testified earlier that he and his wife talked with Davidson days before the attack and that the pastor was the first person he called after it.

"I talked with him maybe three times, I don't remember what about," Davidson said.

Davidson also testified that he has cast demons out of parishioners and seen evil spirits, including one that was 6 feet tall with a long tail. The former veterinarian, who has no formal religious training, has a cable TV show in the Dallas area and several states.

The Rev. Kathryn Self, another defense witness, called the beliefs of Davidson's church outside mainstream Christianity.

In the week leading up to the slaying, Dena Schlosser had expressed concern that Davidson was being persecuted by police regarding an incident in September 2004 in which he was arrested and accused of public intoxication, her husband testified Tuesday.

A police report states the pastor was in the home of another married member of his congregation, sitting on top of her and trying to choke out evil spirits.

Davidson told jurors that God had pledged the woman to him and that demons were keeping them apart, but he denied he was drunk or was trying to choke her.

Also Wednesday, three Plano police officers testified that Schlosser repeatedly chanted, "Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord" in the hours after her arrest. Plano police officer Sean White said the chant varied from soft to loud, and once Schlosser seemed to turn purple and pass out. Another officer testified he heard her making guttural, growling sounds as she waited to be treated for an apparently self-inflicted knife wound to her shoulder.

thomas.korosec@chron.com

- Brian Sapient


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This also makes me want to add a new precept to my HamuROOKi Irrational Precepts. Any form of supernatural "conversions" to bring one closer to God. In other words, making a play thing of your children (using prayer to heal them instead of medication which we know for a fact works; cutting off limbs or physically abusing them because the Bible says so, Verbally abusing them because you feel you are filling in for God, Sexually abusing them because you are the "man of the house"Eye-wink is a completely irrational thing to do (it's really beyond rational).

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Demons!

Isn't it convenient to be able to blame demons for just about anything?

Let's see.

It was demons that forced me to slap you up side the face for disagreeing with me. (Not because you are truly an idiot and won't shut up.)

It was demons that made my computer job abend in the middle of the night and you had to stay up all night fixing it. (It certainly couldn't have been a mistake in my code!)

It was demons that made me buy all those shoes. (Demons like to look good, too. Now, about that new jacket...)

And it was most certainly demons that forced me to eat the entire pizza and gain 10 pounds. (Don't even go there.)

Yeah. I'm sure it was demons. If I convert to God will he fix my code, take those charges off my credit card and remove that ugly 10 pounds?

Oh brother.

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I watched the God Who Wasn't There with Sapient last night, and we realized that Dena Schlosser (baby cutter) was in the movie. Shocked


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This stuff makes me sick to my stomach. That senile prick needs a good slap to the face.


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It'd be convenient to blame demons for everything though. Sorry teach, couldn't finish my homework cause the demons ate it.

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