These religious people are just so well-adjusted, right? Well, not really. In Vancouver, a man who was convicted of molesting an 8-year old girl fired his third lawyer because he claimed he already had a lawyer and his name was Jesus Christ.
“I have a lawyer. His name is Jesus Christ and he’s representing me in this courtroom today. And he’s going to speak truly today and going to address this court today providing you give me that opportunity,” said molester David Alan Lessor. When the judge denied him the chance to rant about his religion, Lessor continued, “But my Jesus Christ, my Lord and my saviour, has forgiven me and pardoned me and found me not guilty.”
Yeah, this guy sounds stable.
Lessor went on to say that “I have a friend, the holy spirit, the angels of God are here,” and that “being heard by all of heaven. I’m going to strongly advise you that my God will send his angels to deliver me from your hands.” Sure. How’s that going for you?
Why is it that the crazier someone is, the more likely they are to try religious grandstanding? This is hardly the first story I’ve told of someone who tried the “God will get me out of jail” card and it never goes well for them. This guy needs serious psychological counseling and a rubber room. I just don’t know how different he is from millions of religious believers who actually believe this imaginary friend crap but refuse to be open about it, knowing how horrible it will make them look. Sorry, having a filter doesn’t make you any more sane than someone without one.
But crazy is what the religious are, Horror Show Sunday is just a small exercise in demonstrating their craziness to the world. Hopefully this guy gets the help he needs, but the one thing we all know he won’t get is psychological help getting rid of his absurd belief in the supernatural. That’s one form of insanity that is enshrined in human culture. Sad, isn’t it?