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    Would anyone on this forum acquit a defendant on that defense?
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    If it was a clear cut case of suicide, sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Would anyone on this forum acquit a defendant on that defense?
    If the medical examiner judged that the accused was insane, yes.
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    Prove the existence of god…………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    If the medical examiner judged that the accused was insane, yes.
    Of course, on several levels.

    The Bible never promises you will not be held responsible by the civil authority when you do God's work.

    Then, of course, how many times does God weep when we commit sin in His name?
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    Sounds like some child blaming his mate for his own actions. When my boys tried it on me i'd do my best to understand the circumstances and deliver the consequences accordingly. So no I wouldn't acquit but thoroughly investigate and apply a suitable sentence.

    To add a few thoughts, if there is a god, and there is no proof either way, the act would have to conform to god's nature and purpose along the lines of justice mercy healing, love, truth etc. so if the crime committed is out of god's character so to speak, then the defendant is lying or deluded. Also, to my thinking god does not make anyone do anything ever in the sense that free will exists making people responsible for their own decisions and actions resulting from where their thinking leads them. The development of conscience is an individuals responsibility after the input of parents. Obviously parental input and influence is a huge factor.
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    How about when the Devil made me do it?
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    Much too simple.At least in a US court, that statement alone would not likely be sufficient for defense. Stated belief in a god, along with evidence of a life lived in accordance with that belief, might be used to show state of mind or as part of a defense.


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    I'm an insomniac agnostic with a touch of dyslexia. I wake up in the middle of the night pondering the existence of Dog.

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    What is this about?
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    What is this about?
    God knows.

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    "…………..the act would have to conform to god's nature and purpose along the lines of justice mercy healing, love, truth etc."

    Big presumption there Hallam…………… being an invention of man it would have the same flaws…………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ranger View Post
    I'm an insomniac agnostic with a touch of dyslexia. I wake up in the middle of the night pondering the existence of Dog.

    I don't need to ponder the existence of Dog in the middle of the night - he's sleeping on the bed. Possibly on top of one of us.
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