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queenofnines

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And y'all love to say how religion isn't harmless...really now...these stories flood the news everyday:

"Palmdale (KTLA) — A woman slit her daughters’ throats before slitting her own early Friday evening, claiming that “the Tribulation” was going to occur and she wanted to prevent them from suffering through it, officials said.

Lyn Benedetto, 47, reportedly told her daughters to lie on a bed and proceeded to take a knife to their throats.
The suspect then took the knife to her own throat before driving the victims to an unoccupied friend’s house to die.
Lancaster Station deputies responded to a call regarding an “assault with knife” at about 5:32pm from the owner of the residence where the victims had been taken.

The victims and the suspect were found and the location, and the suspect was subsequently arrested.

The victims were treated at Antelope Valley Hospital for moderate though non life-threatening injuries and released to custody of Department of Children’s Services."

Watch the news video here: http://www.rationalskepticism.org/christianity/woman-tries-to-kill-her-daughters-and-herself-due-to-rapture-t22468.html
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
-- Carl Sagan


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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 09:59:33 am »
Yikessss. Not really surprised though. Hopefully we won't hear similar stories throughout the weekend  :(. Let's look at the positive-- that's most likely 2 less people associating themselves with wacky religious ideas.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2011, 10:20:48 am by Falconer02 »

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 11:08:58 am »
 A good example of how people perish for lack of knowledge.  If she knew what the Bible actually says, she would have known better than to do something so dumb.

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 11:26:48 am »
A good example of how people perish for lack of knowledge.  If she knew what the Bible actually says, she would have known better than to do something so dumb.

I agree.  Just as I posted in a different thread, no one knows when it's the time because the Bible states that it will come as "a thief in the night."  It's so sad and tragic that someone like this stupid "predictor" plays something up like this to the point of people getting scared enough to try and hurt themselves or their family members. 

2 Peter 3:10  "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

1 Thessalonians 5:2  "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night."


And, as Christians, there is nothing to be afraid of anyway.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2011, 11:30:39 am by jcribb16 »

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 11:29:44 am »
That's crazy. People actually believe that the tribulation/rapture/whatever will happen today?

Nobody knows, not even Jesus.

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 11:38:09 am »
nice post jcribb!  You know, I had forgotten about this date & end of the world stuff.  I logged into FC hoping to see something to help me de-stress a little (it's a gloomy, rainy & cold day outside here) and the first topic I see is the world is supposed to end today...I had to laugh because either way works for me  ;D!!

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 11:41:38 am »
nice post jcribb!  You know, I had forgotten about this date & end of the world stuff.  I logged into FC hoping to see something to help me de-stress a little (it's a gloomy, rainy & cold day outside here) and the first topic I see is the world is supposed to end today...I had to laugh because either way works for me  ;D!!

Thanks.  I was adding to your good points!  Either way works for me, too!  :)

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 12:45:05 pm »
Some people are just plain stupid.

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 12:53:19 pm »
this is insane.. some people would believe anything!

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 02:11:46 pm »
This person didn't/doesn't know the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal Saviour.  Otherwise, she would have no fear of the Great Tribulation.  True Christians won't go through that seven years of misery and woe.  We will be with the Lord Jesus Christ awaiting His return to conquer satan forever. 

Too bad she hadn't been educated enough to know before doing that horrible act.  That's way I'm a big supporter of missionaries ~ to get God's Word out to people living in ignorance.  The more I study The Word, the more understanding I get from the passages.  It's absolutely amazing at powerful knowledge in one book!
Have a wonderful day!

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 02:12:47 pm »
 :crybaby2:  sad...sad.sad

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 09:54:30 pm »
Quote
  True Christians won't go through that seven years of misery and woe.  We will be with the Lord Jesus Christ awaiting His return to conquer satan forever. 

Will Gandalf the White be there?

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 08:06:33 am »
The Bible is NOT A SOURCE! 

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 08:41:53 am »
Whoa that's crazy but I'm NOT shocked by anything that people do anymore. SMDH :angry7:

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Re: Woman tries to kill her daughters and herself due to Rapture
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 10:27:18 am »
The Bible is NOT A SOURCE! 

Correct, it is THE ONLY SOURCE.
Have a wonderful day!

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