Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don’t drink the cool aid

GregorySmith Gregory Smith, the praying robber, has been all over the news lately. He robbed a check cashing store in Indianapolis last week. In the process he broke down and prayed with his victim. Both Smith and the victim, Angela Montez, have been spewing God talk all over the airwaves. I would have ignored it, but people started sending me emails claiming divine intervention. Fortunately, I don’t drink  cool aid.

I felt a warmness even though there was a scare," said Angela Montez.

When the 23-year-old came over the partition with his finger on the trigger Monday, she wept, fearing she would never see her children again.

A video of the robbery shows Smith losing his nerve when confronted by the woman he was terrorizing. Who knows, maybe Smith is a decent guy stuck in a bad spot. If you play your hand wrong, you lose. He still stuck a loaded gun in a woman’s face. He still robbed her at gunpoint. That should count for something, right?

What I saw in the video was a man lose his nerve. In the end he still stole twenty bucks. Now the loser is all over the airwaves talking about God and people are calling for leniency.  He robbed one other store too. My guess is he’s going away for armed robbery. Will he get 10 to 20 years in prison of a free pass because of all the God talk? What do you think?

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