Toddler starved by parents over prayer

Posted: August 14, 2008 in Above the Fold, Keep it real, On Your Wall
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I have gone through several drafts of this story because it definitely belongs as some serious “writing on the Wall” for its stain on the face of faith, but it absolutely breaks my heart and the knack for biting witticisms to make light of a situation is impossible.

PARENTS take the life of their own child – a toddler no less – because he wouldn’t say “Amen” after a prayer. That’s it! So for his trouble, he was found in a suitcase outside of Philadelphia. The horrid story is here sparing with the details… thankfully.

Ria Ramkissoon, the mother of Javon Thompson, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the boy’s death. Baltimore police said Monday that three other members of a group called 1 Mind Ministries have also been charged with first-degree murder. Police and Ramkissoon’s family say the group is a cult.

Ya’ think? Well, actually no.

See, what is also tragic about stories like this is when the people that find the body or those that read the story believe that peoplesorry, pathetic witlings and wastes of perfectly-good DNA like this perform such heinous acts that they do it in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth instead of whatever halfwit demon they are currently worshiping.

You say “cult”, they think “religion” and often the underlying factor is “Why would GOD allow it?” And that is one of life’s imponderables – God created man with the ability to reason and made a covenant not to override that. Because of that, IMHO, we are his greatest triumph and yet his most challenging obstacle.

Exhibit A being these prime candidates for a lethal needle. Tragic. However, if you look real closely on the horizon, there is a glimmer of irony and of hope for the life of poor Javon. He was murdered for not saying “Amen” and when the judge throws the hammer down (and the proverbial book at the parents in this sardonic cult), he will read the verdict for the death penalty without remorse and say “So be it.”

Ironically, that’s what “Amen” means.

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