Monday, October 3, 2011

A True Bible Beater

A Florida woman faces a charge of battery causing bodily harm after breaking the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not throw thy Bible at thy son's girlfriend. She is literally a Bible beater.
And also a bauble beater, because the fight erupted once she suspected the girlfriend of breaking the seventh commandment—"thou shall not steal my boyfriend's mother's jewelry." The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that she used the Bible to smite the girlfriend in the eye, causing a bleeding wound. The son, who witnessed the conflict, seemingly did nothing to stop it. Perhaps he was being attacked by locusts and got distracted.

The Bible seems to address situations like these in Exodus 21:26, which says: "If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake." Because the girlfriend's eye was only injured and not destroyed, she should still be on the hook for the missing jewelry.

Story borrowed from [NWFDN. Image Mrbill/Flickr]


  1. You don't find it pitiful that something you hate so much has such an incredible influence on your life and your thoughts? You're world revolves around your hate. You're pathetic

  2. @Julie B---LMAO!! Pitiful? Pathetic? Hate? Wow, did you actually look in the mirror before you wrote that? Most atheists don't hate religous people, they hate what religion influences otherwise good people to do. Besides, religion influences an atheist's life in much the same way that smoking influences a non-smoker's life. You don't really think much about it until someone lights up in front of you. Obviously though, the fact that you clicked on and bothered to comment on this blog post means that the subject matter must have actually had a great deal of influence on YOU, which I suspect is the intent of the blog in the first place.

    Kudos to you, Julie B, for bothering to frequent an atheist web site in the first place. And thank you also for the brilliant demonstration of Christian love and charity. It is people like you that provide much of the impetus for people like me to join the fastest-growing denomination in the world: Non-religious.