Skip to comments.Man Smacks Wife "Upside The Head" After She Uses Lord's Name In Vain During Argument
Posted on 06/11/2012 12:58:32 PM PDT by EveningStar
A 59-year-old man admitted smacking his wife upside the head after she used the Lords name in vain during an argument Thursday night in the couples Florida home.
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I know what you mean.
So throwing him in jail solves the problem? He's a fundamental Christian upset at taking the Lord's name in vain (one of the ten commandment, I believe). How can you defend a person who verbally attacks the religious beliefs of another in his own home?
If that guy is 59, I can only imagine what he’ll look like at 69 or 79! Oldest looking 59 year old I’ve ever seen! YIKES! Scary!
Are you suggesting he was justified to hit his wife?
Just making another note.
Some such nuts occasionally end up cracking their own nuts .. sucide.
Is not her assault upon his eardrums a crime too? Her’s was the first action, his a reaction and he’s in jail for battery. How about we split the difference and send her to jail too for assault? That would seem fair to me, as both were breaking the law.
she broke the law?
It’s a shame that we live in a society that the name of God can be maligned and seen as no big deal.
But where is the justice in beating ones wife?
No I am not. But I don't like zero tolerance and the insanity that goes along with jailing people in this day and age. No marks on her. Look, if she had bruises or lacerations, sure, send the puke to jail.
In this case, the legal systems should be able to determine that the wife assaulted the man's faith and his eardrums, he reacted poorly. To me, she's as guily as the husband, maybe more so because she started it with her illegal assault.
It's easy to defend her. It's against the law to assault another person including your wife. It's not against the law to take the Lord's name in vain. Instead we have something called freedom of speech.
Exceptions are made for corporal punishment of children, but even then there are limits and grey areas where you can be accused of child abuse.
Taking the Lord's name in vain is not an attack on anyone's religious belief. It IS a stupid thing to do. When the Creator of the universe tells you not to take his name in vain, and you do it anyway, it's just not the wisest thing you can do.
And while it can cause offense, in that if you love the Lord, you don't want to hear people disrespect Him. Words should never result in physical assault. If the words are libel or harassment there are criminal and civil legal processes that can be employed.
If it's done by your spouse, it's your fault, because you married her. The best you can do is gently reprimand and encourage and model proper behavior.
Arguing that he is justified in assaulting her because he was offended is the same flawed logic that Muslims use to kill Christians and even their own children.
Is assault not a crime?
No absolutely not. Saying something offensive is hardly an assault. You can't have a civilized society if every time someone hears something offensive they have the right to physically assault someone.
You’re kidding, right? You aren’t really as stupid as you seem, are you?
Take a second to think about what you just wrote. There are thousands of religious fundamentalists who would kill you for saying something offensive about their religion.
So you’re on the side of the Islamists.
Is Al Gore justified in physically attacking us if we don't believe in Global Warming? Are we justified in attacking him because we find his BS offensive? No, in neither case.
Muslims teaching that Jesus was not the Son of God but just a prophet who deceived people about his death is offensive to Christians. Does that justify attacks on Muslims? Muslims are offended when Christians say Mohammed wasn't a real prophet. Muslims believe they are justified in attacking Christians over the matter. But theirs is a barbaric society with no tolerance for difference of opinions. Hindus preach something different that is offensive to both. Mormons teach something similar to Muslims. Can Mormons attack Muslims for saying their Mormon prophet wasn't a real prophet?
Civilized society has different opinions. Deal with it.
Christianity has progressed not by physical attacks on it's dissenters, but by winning people over through their hearts and minds. Very few Christians would say a man has a right to assault his wife over taking the Lord's name in vain or saying anything else offensive.