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A state district judge in Comal County said God told him to intervene in jury deliberations to sway jurors to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of a Buda woman accused of trafficking a teen girl for sex.
Judge Jack Robison apologized to jurors for the interruption, but defended his actions by telling them “when God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it,” according to the Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels.


I wonder what God's voice sounds like? I bet it sounds a lot like the judge's voice...
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 08:08:04 PM »
The rules don't apply to the God Party.

Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 08:10:30 PM »
Yeah, they obey a "higher authority."
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 08:18:37 PM »
Fortunately, the jury believed the evidence over God in this case. But that judge should face consequences for doing stuff like this. I hope he isn't allowed to do it again.
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Born under one law, to another bound;
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 08:20:25 PM »
This isn't the first time this judge has screwed up, either.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 08:26:50 PM »
Hell, Judge Robison will probably run for office now that he'll have some name recognition.
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 08:43:19 PM »
Yee Gods!  A judge hearing voices in his head, and influencing the jury.  I feel compelled to make a snarky comment, but I'm speechless at the moment.

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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 08:50:34 PM »
I guess that means you're not the voice in the Judge's head, SGOS?
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 09:02:53 PM »
A judge hears voices in his head - admirable pillar of the community
creationist preacher - let's teach both sides
probable child molester - at least he's not a democrat
nazi wannabe murders an American - well, there are good people on both sides
NFL player taking a knee - ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
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A judge hears voices in his head - admirable pillar of the community
creationist preacher - let's teach both sides
probable child molester - at least he's not a democrat
nazi wannabe murders an American - well, there are good people on both sides
NFL player taking a knee - ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

Buch of fools

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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 10:02:56 PM »
*slowly backs away from his neighboring county*
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 01:20:07 PM »
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Buch of fools
Unfortunately, the world belongs to the fools.
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2018, 08:01:39 PM »
And theists wonder why atheists are so "mad".

Sorry theists, your beliefs do not live in a vacuum. They inform your actions. And those actions have real world, negative consequences.
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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 01:02:51 AM »
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And theists wonder why atheists are so "mad".

Sorry theists, your beliefs do not live in a vacuum. They inform your actions. And those actions have real world, negative consequences.

Yes, human actions have consequences ... atheist or theist.  Is that you, Joe Stalin?

The question isn't are humans frustrating to live or work with ... they are.

The question is what are you going to do about it ... in humility.  And it is really hard to love everybody, particularly the less lovable.

But yes, I hope we can build a transporter machine, so that people uncomfortable with X, can go off to their own planet, like Elon Musk wants to do with Mars and billionaires.  But then, we could never learn to get along either.

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Re: Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 01:41:31 AM »
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And theists wonder why atheists are so "mad".

Sorry theists, your beliefs do not live in a vacuum. They inform your actions. And those actions have real world, negative consequences.

All throughout history, when rational thought meets superstitious thought, rational thought wins.  I have yet to see an example where facts show superstitious thoughts to be correct.  And theistic thoughts are all superstition.
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