posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:21 AM
The second source says:
His mother, in a telephone interview from Portland, Ore., said her son does not have a history of mental illness but has recently been under a
tremendous amount of stress.
"Brent is not a demon," Lori Ponce said. "He is loving. He loves that boy. Something happened. Don't paint him as some crazy man. No, that's not
His stepfather said he had been searching for his spirituality.
"He is deep into the Old Testament," said John Ponce, his stepfather, in the telephone interview from Portland. "There's a possibility with all of
this pain and marital strife and such, he may have resorted to Old Testament references and then convoluted them. If you know about the Old Testament,
there's the Passover marks on the doorframe were done with a sacrificial lamb, definitely not sacrificial children."
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Ah, the good ole' Old Testament, and the search for spirituality. Still, WTF?!!!!!
See how that dusty old tome is a recipe for DISASTER for the human race? We don't want to burn books, they are important tools for education, but
they should at least label the Bible as "FICTION" or "MYTHOLOGY", and not teach that it is factual, inerrant, and "sacred."
"Don't paint him as a crazy man. No, that's not him." Says his MOTHER. While I understand the mama-bear instinct (and suffer from a case of it
myself that flares up occasionally when my kids are wronged), and wanting to somehow "explain" or "minimize" behaviors that are unquestionably
maladaptive , we can't forget that an objective stance is required to really see indicators...
Plus, in our culture, a MOTHER is most likely to take the blame (for whatever - and it's an internalized "it's all my fault, where did I go wrong?")
whether it's others pointing a finger at her (and yes, parenting is a HUGE responsibility - which few people are really exceptionally good at), or her
feeling guilty and ashamed and like a failure.
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