Please visit the new home of Majikthise at bigthink.com/blogs/focal-point.

« Frist insider trading timeline | Main | America's least-helpful parenting advice »

September 27, 2005

Praise the Lord and pass the methamphetamine

Submitted without comment.

ATLANTA -- The woman who says she gained the trust of suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols by talking about her faith in God discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal.
Ashley Smith did not share that detail with authorities after she talked her way out of captivity. [AP]

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c61e653ef00d83459e1a069e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Praise the Lord and pass the methamphetamine:

» Religion may be the opiate of the masses... from Jim Snowden's Second Omnibus
...but what's even more like an opiate is the opium. [Read More]

» Religion may be the opiate of the masses... from Jim Snowden's Second Omnibus
...but what's even more like an opiate is the opium. [Read More]

» Hostage Gave Meth to Atlanta Fugitive from Unpartisan.com Political News and Blog Aggregator
Ashley Smith, the woman who says she persuaded suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to release [Read More]

» The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves from Scottish Nous
.. by helping speed freaks get their tweak on. Newsday reports on Ashley Smith's confession to supplying Brian Nichols, the alleged rapist who took her hostage after going on a shooting spree, with crystal meth. An excerpt from the article:She [Read More]

» The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves from Scottish Nous
.. by helping speed freaks get their tweak on. Newsday reports on Ashley Smith's confession to supplying Brian Nichols, the alleged rapist who took her hostage after going on a shooting spree, with crystal meth:Ashley Smith, the woman who says [Read More]

» The meth-driven life from Pandagon
I have to chime in with my amusement that Ashley Smith, the woman who saved herself after being taken hostage by Brian Nichols by talking up Jeebus, greased the wheels a little by feeding him meth. I'm not surprised, of... [Read More]

Comments

The Lord works in mysterious ways...

(alternate comment: every time a trailer explodes, the baby Jesus cries)

Uh, yeah, pacify a crazed, gun-toting killer with methamphetamine.

It's amazing she's still alive because that was incredibly stupid.

That's awesome! They took speed and had a deep conversation about the Lord? Damn, did they discuss how we can really be sure that we really exist or is this all just an illusion?

I would be cautious being told about God by someone who wrecked their car because they thought He was going to steer.

Well, sure, every good Christian woman has a private crystal meth stash. Will we soon hear the revelation that after she lifted her tank top to reveal the accident scar, her captor acquired a truly purpose driven life at that moment, or at least a prurient one?

My my, how things change. In the past, God could be discovered by smoking about an 8th of some redhair senseed (or a good honking doobie of Thai stick) and spinning around on the front lawn to some Grateful Dead. Now, it's looks like God himself doesn't get stoned on the old stuff anymore and has moved on to Meth and Tim McGraw.

No No Man... what's wrong with you? You wanna meet baby Geeezus ya gotta do the window pane or the orange barrels... but don't do the brown dot... bad trip man! Wanna see my scar?

Flint, don't rub it in! Those of us who grew up in the post-acid-availability age feel very sensitive about that.

Excuse my purient mind, but if she didn't at least offer to have sex with him she is truly stupid. Nor would I blame her; survival is everything. But I can only imagine what would happen if that little detail came out.

You mean acid isn't available any more, Lindsay? Boy, am I out of touch. It was everywhere when I was in college.

Anyway, I don't have any meth, but I'd have to say that if I did, I'd cheerfully give it away, and talk about Jesus at the same time, if it meant a decent shot at ceasing to be a hostage.

Note to self: acquire stash of meth to have on hand in case I am ever taken hostage in my own house.

Meth and right wing Christianinty seem to go hand in hand as far as I cen tell. I'm not sure whether damage from the drug makes one inclined to be simultaneously aggressive and religious, or if it's just a cultural association, or what, but it's very peculiar to me that the Red State drug of choice is the same one Nazi soldiers downed by the handful while stormtroopering around with "Gott Mit Uns" on their beltbuckles.

People who have emrged from the hellish state of a dehumanizing meth addiction often become evangelical Christians. A friend of mine, a convicted murderer and former meth addict, "testifies" at bars and parties in an effort to keep young people off of meth. He's a charismatic guy, 95% Cherokee and Seminole and 5% French. Tattooed, snaggle-toothed, and a gifted speaker. I just love his rants. He also has a well-developed Christ-complex. He has stigmata scars which he can make "rise" at will. Kinda spooky! His rants feature meth cookers who are withches, the complex nuclear/biological reaction which results in meth, which rises after seven days! I should record the guy, it's amazing stuff.

The comments to this entry are closed.