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A Maryland mother stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism, authorities said.

 

Police said they found the four children Friday morning after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. The neighbor reported seeing a car with a door open and a knife next to it.

Zakieya L. Avery, 28, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police said in a statement.

A second woman, who was briefly hospitalized after the incident, was also charged in the two deaths. Police believe she is not related to the family, but lived at the same residence in Germantown.

Norell Harris, 1, and his sister, Zyana Harris, 2, suffered fatal stab wounds while their siblings, ages 5 and 8, were hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.

Exorcism is a ritual aimed at defeating purported evil spirits or demons. Authorities did not provide additional details on why they suspected exorcism.

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For a second there I thought I was reading the plot of the next Constantine movie. How on earth did she think she'd exorcise her kids with a knife, without killing them?  :/

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Mom looks real religious. :rolleyes:

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Whoa.. Crazy?
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Whoa.. Crazy?

Naturally, shes religious.

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Seriously, wtf is wrong with peeps

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Religion. Getting in the way of human progress since the world was at the center of the universe.

 

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sad, really sad :(

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ITT people that don't understand mental illness. Because insane people wouldn't act insane if it wasn't for religion.

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Religion. Getting in the way of human progress since the world was at the center of the universe.

 

Undiagnosed or mistreated mental illness. The actual culprit here. But your attack on religious people puts you in the same category as those who attack others because of their religion. The VAST majority of religious people have not attempted an exorcism on their children.

 

Perhaps we should ban religion, or knives, or children for that matter. Because obviously, if one crazy person does something horrific, then everyone else will do the same thing unless we neuter the entire world of the abilities and circumstances that this lady had.

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Clearly mental illness. No mother in her right mind be she Christian, Muslim or an advocate of The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster,

Would ever do this to there child, its against all instincts.
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Well someone obviously has not watched Supernatural because that is not how you do a Exorcism.

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She should have known that this was not acceptable, religious or not. :/

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Hard to say if mental illness, religious faith just bypasses logic altogether - whether it is exorcism or suicide bombings.

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Clearly mental illness. No mother in her right mind be she Christian, Muslim or an advocate of The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster,

Would ever do this to there child, its against all instincts.

 

of course mental illness, but killing that is inspired by religion, says right in the story... exorcism...

 

and off topic, but child killing has been religious based since the dawn of man... whether it be a martar, a sacrifice, an offering, or a just because.

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Hard to say if mental illness, religious faith just bypasses logic altogether - whether it is exorcism or suicide bombings.

 

Is that why there are hundreds of millions of religious around the world who have never been compelled to stab some one to death for any reason what so ever?

 

I guess they're all just ticking time bombs huh?

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where does the exorcism and belief in demonic possession come from then? can we classify fundamental religious zealotry as mental illness now?

 

she was doing it wrong, you need and Old priest and and Young priest anyway 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpyg94OzHK0

 

 

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obviously they have never watched Supernatural... everyone knows if you hurt the possessed person the demon will just leave and the person will die. Dumb people.   :rolleyes:

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Is that why there are hundreds of millions of religious around the world who have never been compelled to stab some one to death for any reason what so ever?

 

I guess they're all just ticking time bombs huh?

most people who commit crimes weren't criminals before they committed them. MIND BLOWN!

 

being real...no if you are religious that doesn't make you a potential criminal, it does fill your mind with a lot of hateful and backwards ideas however. most people pick and choose what to follow in their texts and ignore the stuff thats inconvenient for them and follow the easy stuff and things that allow them to feel better than other people. 

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most people who commit crimes weren't criminals before they committed them. MIND BLOWN!

 

being real...no if you are religious that doesn't make you a potential criminal, it does fill your mind with a lot of hateful and backwards ideas however. most people pick and choose what to follow in their texts and ignore the stuff thats inconvenient for them and follow the easy stuff and things that allow them to feel better than other people. 

 

Ironic as most people who talk against religion do so in a hateful way. Kind of like you.

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most people who commit crimes weren't criminals before they committed them. MIND BLOWN!

 

being real...no if you are religious that doesn't make you a potential criminal, it does fill your mind with a lot of hateful and backwards ideas however. most people pick and choose what to follow in their texts and ignore the stuff thats inconvenient for them and follow the easy stuff and things that allow them to feel better than other people. 

Looking back at my hard core religious days...it didn't fill me with any hateful ideas.

 

I even witnessed an exorcism...no knives nor did harm come to anyone.  No violence at all, in fact.

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Is that why there are hundreds of millions of religious around the world who have never been compelled to stab some one to death for any reason what so ever?

 

I guess they're all just ticking time bombs huh?

Well they are not as extreme - or, approve of religiously justified immoral acts but do not act on them.

But, in large, they tolerate or see nothing wrong with slightly more extreme religious faith than their own.

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Supernatural style:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sau1VHBIk-0

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Is that why there are hundreds of millions of religious around the world who have never been compelled to stab some one to death for any reason what so ever?

 

I guess they're all just ticking time bombs huh?

 

if their (and potentially yours if you are of faith) "God" came to you and said kill your child... a truly religious person (and you) would... or you wouldn't be of faith. This is the is a sickness of the mind. Religions beliefs have lead to the most horrific and horrible crimes committed by people who think they are doing what "God" has said. 

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if their (and potentially yours if you are of faith) "God" came to you and said kill your child... a truly religious person (and you) would... or you wouldn't be of faith. This is the is a sickness of the mind. Religions beliefs have lead to the most horrific and horrible crimes committed by people who think they are doing what "God" has said. 

That doesn't change the true underlying cause:

 

Mental illness.

 

Removing religion will not likely change the outcome...the mind will simply find another justifiable answer for what is happening to it.

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