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This entry is so I can sleep after reading what I've read - The Rancho Commons
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This entry is so I can sleep after reading what I've read
Nothing tears my heart out worse than stories like this.

"Laney was a deeply religious woman who home-schooled her children before mental illness drove her on May 10, 2003 to kill Joshua, 8, and Luke, 6 and injure Aaron, now 2, Files said during the trial."

Full story is here, though I would highly recommend not reading any more. In fact, I shouldn't have even showed you this. I wish I hadn't seen it. I always think of what the children must have felt, and what went through their minds as they were betrayed in so evil a way by the person on earth they trusted most.

I am happy my beliefs allow me to think that her punishment will be especially severe. And, I don't mean "life imprisonment" but the agony she will live with, and what will come after.

For those curious, God did speak to this subject in His word.

Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
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alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: April 4th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I guess I've always thought anyone who could do that to thier own children had obviously completely lost track of reality, right and wrong... everything. I guess I always pity them a little. Then again... maybe not understanding evil at all, is my way of coping with it.

*hugs*
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 4th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pity the children, not understanding why their mother was doing such a thing in their last moments, and pray that it was an instant death for them.

I pity the husband, who had the most precious people in his life stolen from him by another of the most precious people, without warning.

I pity all the other people who loved those children, and who will miss them, and struggle to try and understand their loss.

I have a lot of pity, but not much for her. There is too much purpose in this woman's actions for me to believe she "completely lost track of reality, right and wrong."

I couldn't leave my house if I didn't believe my wife was incapable of harming my children like this.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: April 5th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you have a thing to worry about with your wife. She loves you and her children more than life obviously and is sane and stable. I'm sure the woman in the story was a whole different type of person for a long time prior to this.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: April 5th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
To clarify, not that you think you have anything to worry about. Obviously not. :)
kenopolis From: kenopolis Date: April 4th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I read that in my local paper, but before the verdict. I can't believe she got off. I don't care how "insane" one is while commiting a crime, things like that are inexcuseable. Hell is too good for this woman.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 4th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
A special place in hell, brother. A special place!
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