Lynn, a 47 year old woman believed the rapture (not in the Bible)
was going to take place. Because of the disasters in Japan, etc., she was afraid her daughters, age 11 and 14, would suffer.
To keep them from pain she cut their throats and wrists, then she cut her own.
A friend of hers happened to arrive and found them before they died.
The mother is in jail and her bond set at one million dollars.
Now she'll miss the rapture for sure
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/chris … 22468.html
jeeeze, did she really loose it in all this mis-information, or...
is it attempted murder.? I have heard most who cut their wrists really do not want to die, but are so distraught over issues, they feel no one cares at all? I would not wish to judge this as to guilt or not.
This would be a tough one for a Jury?
There is no scriptures in the bible that confirms going to heaven before judgment day .The scriptures that are use to refer to this event do not refer to the word Rapture,,,which is a made-up title to mean going to heaven before judgment day while the world go through a 7 year tribulation period,after which we shall return to go back to heaven a second time.
That don't hold any water.Those scriptures refer to Judgment Day.One should not twist it around to mean something else.If it don't fit....don't force it.
I was afraid stories like this would start popping up.
It really makes me worry about 2012.
Yeah - people are going to really start doing weird things starting early in 2012. The press will make this stuff front page news nightly, scaring people even more. toward next Fall, I would expect to see an increase in suicides, all sorts of crime, people blowing all their savings on wild parties. It's going to be interesting.
The world is filled with gullible people. We all worry about disaster and war, but this is outrageous!
I hope the children survived mentally intact. Their mother needs years of therapy which she may not get.
Her thought that she could murder her children and go to "heaven" is incredible.
When I read your thread, I assumed she was in Japan, and felt a wave of empathy overcome me, believing that she had maybe been caught up in the devastation and lost everything and it had caused her a mental breakdown.
I was even more horrified to see a normal American family with all they need.
It was my fault because I mentioned Japan.
Revelations speaks of diaster and earthquakes, and since the catastrophes like in Haiti and Japan took placd, she thought it sounded like the end time.
I don't always express myself well.
Yes, she had a nice home, husband, and children.
I don't often have trouble following you, and once I saw the video I put it together of course.
Rich, poor, believer, non believer, mental illness is what it is.
Our government has been forced to spend much more on mental health this year than for a very long time.
Educating the public will be a part of the spend.
I'm all for my taxes being used to help those 1 in 5 people who have some form of mental illness in their lifetime.
Hmmmm..Well thank you. I think
To do that would take an unbalanced person teetering on the edge anyways, and, the Japanese are not real big teeterers. (Hari Kari is usually done because of personal disgrace.) Not sure how many would be aware of the concept of Rapture, which is probably a lot more than would pay attention to some crazy white guy. These things precede every end of the world deadline. The fact that we aren't hearing of more is suggestive. Orson Welles broadcast of "The War Of The Worlds" even produced a major blip n the suicide rate.
Same thing happens when the stock market crashes
Same thing happens when a divorce occurs
Same thing happens when someone has lost their hope in life
Same thing happens when insanity takes control
Over doses are saddening
abortion is a killer
hatred, jealousy, ambition ruins lives too
Its a shame
If we imagine a world where preachers teach the truth instead of ear tickling sermons to gather large crowds to fuel their private jets or when pastors stop playing the 'numbers game' to gather larger offerings, we would not hear of this sort of thing and the good benefits of Christianity would be World Changing. (JUST a side note: People like to point fingers at preachers who make lots of money but can they honestly say how earning 20 bucks a head with a congregation of 3,000 might affect their moral output? Recall wise words indeed:
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Religion will always be a target for those who have a bone to pick.
But really, donations to suicide prevention clinics would be much more beneficial.
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