Saturday, December 05, 2009

Misplaced faith

EstelleWalker Estelle Walker almost killed her children. Are we to judge her differently because she did it as a test of faith. She did nothing to feed her children, no work, no charity, no help of any kind. She simply let her kids starve. Estelle Walker expect God to provide food. The kids barely ate at all over three months in 2006. God did not feed  her children, he let them starve instead.

"We were supposed to wait for God to provide," said Walker's oldest daughter, now 21. "And that's what we did."

At one point, the daughter said, she and her siblings went 11 days without food. When police were at last summoned to the Sussex County cabin by neighbors, investigators found the children so malnourished they had difficulty talking.

Estelle Walker was deemed sane. She is refusing to participate in her defense. She thinks God will be her defense. I’m betting she spends a little more time in prison.

My question is simple. Why do the courts and physiatrists see this as the behavior of a sane person? Why can’t they see this for what it is, a delusion from a sick mind. Walker needs to be cured of her faith in God. It’s like a mental disease. Right?

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