Sometimes, even the bible excuse seems thinMarch 18, 2011
A news item from the Philadelphia suburbs caught my eye today. At first glance, it might look like one of those stories about reprehensible behavior on the part of xians. Just the sort of thing I find outrageous about organized religion. But to be honest, I’m not even buying that.
A 28-year-old Upper Darby man has been charged with murder after telling police that he stoned a 70-year-old man to death when the man made homosexual advances toward him, authorities say.
The alleged murderer in this case reports that he read about stoning homosexuals to death in the bible, and that a ‘message in his prayers’ said to kill an old man.
I’m not familiar with stoning to death via a sock stuffed with rocks. I guess the holy book doesn’t go into the details, eh? I know, from having read it…although if you look hard enough, you can find video footage of muslims showing how it’s done.
But some of the other details of the case suggest the bible thing may just be a red herring. Maybe even a play for sympathy.
Though the relationship is still unknown, Thomas was the sole executor of Seidman’s will and knew how much money was in Seidman’s bank accounts, police say.
So not only was this fellow in charge of his victim’s estate, he went back to the crime scene some days later to put forth the pretense of discovering the body he left there, dead. And now he has told the police about his bible study and message from gawd.
When police arrived, they found Thomas crying in the hallway of the apartment building saying, “I’m not going down there again. There is too much blood.”
This was the killer some time before owning up to what he’d done. Manufacturing some nice fake tears and sympathy before the investigation made a beeline for him. This is you showing that you know murder is wrong, pal. Tossing the weapon and the bloody clothes, laying low for a few days, doing your fake ‘discovery’.
Although it is certainly tempting to get pissed and attack this twit and the religion he supposedly believes in, it looks so much more shallow to me. Just a fellow with an opportunity and an improvised murder weapon, who thought he could fake his way through the investigation and come away with the money.
Guess we’ll see if his god helps him out of the jam. Good luck with the first-degree murder charge. If you’re lucky, they’ll find your religious nonsense to be insane. As it should be.