8.12.2005

Atheists Beware

One of the oddest aspects of criminal law in Texas is that a DA has the sole discretion of whether to seek the death penalty in capital murder cases. If the DA "waives" the death penalty, then a defendant is automatically sentenced to life in prison in the event he is convicted. But there is no set standard as to why or how a DA comes to the decision not to seek death. Take for example what happened in Victoria County this week. The DA, M. P. "Dexter"Eaves, waived the death penalty on a guy and explained his reasoning this way: "There is always hope for everybody. If there is hope that they will find God, then I won't go forward with the death penalty." The right wing stuff is getting confusing.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would you assume he is right wing? Because he believes in God?

Anonymous said...

Religion is just a logical fallacy anyway. The whole notion of 'Intelligent Design' is just ridiculous. I would assume he is a right wing nut job, because most righties are the good ole' country boy-bible readin fellers.

Anonymous said...

I realize Anon 2 is baiting us but, I'll bite. Could you enlighten us good ole country boy bible readin fellers why you think religion (interesting choice of terms)) is a logical fallacy and why intelligent design is ridiculous. I think you are right about most of us right wing nut jobs being bible readers but would be interested to hear if you are big bang guy (or "woman" to be P. C.)or Darwinian.

Why so caustic with your comments?I thought you lefties love tolerance

Anonymous said...

Well I guess that makes us right! (being right wing) Hey it's His way or no way!

Anonymous said...

What is the "right" way. It is like asking what is "normal". It is just the following of an average belief. Anon 3 has a good point. Step out of the box for a moment and think about it. Are there other possibilities of human creationism, other than that of God? To say that there isn't is to be selfish, and thick headed. It is like saying we are the only intelligent beings in the universe. If you believe that is true, well then you are thick headed. You should know that religion makes you open your mind to your surroundings. Who knows maybe we were created from some divine power such as God, Jesus, Allah, Aliens, whatever. Life is about learning, to do that you have to be open minded. Sounds like Anon 3 listened to too much of the Bill Maher interview last night with Larry King, but he has some valid points.

Anonymous said...

Jesus is the only way, He is the truth and Life! He's waiting on you!

Anonymous said...

Where is the proof that Jesus is the only way? The bible? There are 15 versions of the bible..

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 2. We are still waiting. Share the origin of the universe with us good ole bible-readin' fellers.