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2012-07-04 05:50:56 PM

mat catastrophe: When is South Carolina going to get its own tag?


Arizona is at the head of the tag line right now.
 
2012-07-04 05:53:20 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Job is a rejection of retributative justice


Well, yes and no. It does reject the idea of retribution, but it also explains that bad things happen to good people because God's been drinking and is making stupid bets down at the end of the bar. After Satan gets done with Job, God's going to try eating every single pickled egg in the jar.
 
2012-07-04 05:53:41 PM

kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.


As soon as I read that I immediately thought of the scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where the head Nazi says "I am uncomfortable with this Jewish ritual." In point of fact the Book of Job is a deeply philosophical treatise on why bad things happen to good people and how we cannot understand or second guess God's actions. Whether you agree or feel the the philosophy has been superceded, the fact remains that my ancestors were worrying about this stuff when your ancestors were painting themselves blue and burning people in wicker baskets.

Hope your face melts off too.
 
2012-07-04 05:54:17 PM

CommieTaoist: sharia


^THIS^
 
2012-07-04 05:54:43 PM
reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture

I can do that: Yahweh is an asshole.
 
2012-07-04 05:58:39 PM

jbuist: mrshowrules: On a separate note, did someone die or was injured? 8 years seems like alot for just being pulled over and blowing over the limit?

FTFA:

Last November, Tolley drove on the wrong side of the road one night and crashed into another car, seriously injuring two men. At the time of the accident, Tolley's blood alcohol level was 0.333, which is over four times the legal limit.


Priors do it every time.. enhancement statutes for the win.
 
2012-07-04 05:58:58 PM

clambam: kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.

As soon as I read that I immediately thought of the scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where the head Nazi says "I am uncomfortable with this Jewish ritual." In point of fact the Book of Job is a deeply philosophical treatise on why bad things happen to good people and how we cannot understand or second guess God's actions. Whether you agree or feel the the philosophy has been superceded, the fact remains that my ancestors were worrying about this stuff when your ancestors were painting themselves blue and burning people in wicker baskets.

Hope your face melts off too.


It actually doesn't say that bad things "happen" to good people, but that God intentionally makes things happen just to fark with them.
 
2012-07-04 05:58:59 PM

doglover: Also, why are all you guys being idiotic about this?

Things to consider:

1. You can swear on a Bible in court.

2. Many, many people are Christian.

3. HOLY FARK but jail does suck a long salty cock, and so will you if you go there male or female.


How do you know the Judge didn't offer her the choice of books and she chose the Bible or asked her if she IS a Christian? If you are luck enough to be sentenced to Bible study, STFU and get the hell out of court and ask a priest for his opinion on the relevant passage to crib from.


The sentence is on top of jail time, not in place of. Also, it's like cutting into her arm to fix a torn ligament in her knee. I mean, even recommending morality training, there are better options to go in the Bible, not to mention that the Bible as a source of morality is questionable at best.
 
2012-07-04 06:01:07 PM

Farker Soze: reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture

I can do that: Yahweh is an asshole.




Be a mensch.


/ the rest is commentary
 
2012-07-04 06:02:02 PM

clambam: kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.

As soon as I read that I immediately thought of the scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where the head Nazi says "I am uncomfortable with this Jewish ritual." In point of fact the Book of Job is a deeply philosophical treatise on why bad things happen to good people and how we cannot understand or second guess God's actions. Whether you agree or feel the the philosophy has been superceded, the fact remains that my ancestors were worrying about this stuff when your ancestors were painting themselves blue and burning people in wicker baskets.

Hope your face melts off too.


Okay, this post went off in a strange direction.
 
2012-07-04 06:04:05 PM
8 years to read a book and do a summary doesn't sound so bad

/I would d do it in the last 5 days
 
2012-07-04 06:05:29 PM
Ecclesiastes is quite possibly the wisest and truest book in the bible. That's not saying much -- it's like saying "this soup, of all the soups, has the least amount of shiat in it." Still, even ancient Jews thought Ecclesiastes was impious, and several glosses and references to god were later added to the book to reduce its impiety, according to the Oxford Study Bible. The only reason it was preserved as canonical was because it was attributed to Solomon (a fabrication, obviously).

Read Ecclesiastes, and you'll wonder: "How the fark did this get past the radar?" The editor of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible states, "Ecclesiastes is by far the best book in the Bible. Of course most of the good stuff contradicts what the Bible says elsewhere."

Check it out. You can use verses from Ecclesiastes to piss off almost all Christians.
 
2012-07-04 06:06:54 PM
TROLL BLOG SUCKS!

He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.
Seriously, ardent atheist need to quit complaining about honesty of anyone if they aren't willing to display some as well.
 
2012-07-04 06:10:03 PM

clambam: kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.

As soon as I read that I immediately thought of the scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where the head Nazi says "I am uncomfortable with this Jewish ritual." In point of fact the Book of Job is a deeply philosophical treatise on why bad things happen to good people and how we cannot understand or second guess God's actions. Whether you agree or feel the the philosophy has been superceded, the fact remains that my ancestors were worrying about this stuff when your ancestors were painting themselves blue and burning people in wicker baskets.

Hope your face melts off too.


Aaaand Godwin's Law springs into effect.

/gotta love the internet
 
2012-07-04 06:13:59 PM

Lunaville: kid_icarus: mrshowrules: kid_icarus: mrshowrules: mauricecano: mrshowrules: kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.

Way to open the door for a first amendment appeal that has the whole sentencing thrown out. If I was truly cynical, I would think the judge included this "poison pill" on purpose in the sentencing as a favour to the defense/convict.

A sentence being thrown out is nothing, the appeals court just sends it back down to be re-sentenced without the offending provision. This type of sentence will not get the defendant off nor make him avoid a jail term. This isn't a favor that can be used on any sort of appeals and since it will be sent back to the same judge if overturned, I"m willing to bet he sees more jail time as allowed within the guidelines.

I've read my share of Grisham novels, I know how this works. Seriously though, I guess I'm trying too hard to figure out the motivation of a judge to do something so stupid.

*Shrug*, I think it's actually pretty easy, and akin to the judges making certain offenders stand outside wearing signs as a part of their judgement. The judge believes that it might drive the point home to the person more and/or reform them...in this case, you have a southern judge (very important point there) who believes this bible study penance will help reform this woman. And the funny part is...being that she's from the south as well and probably has some religious background, it's entirely possible it might. Not because the scriptu ...



Not buying one word of it. Religion is worthless.

I know a lot about a lot of things so trust me on this.
 
2012-07-04 06:14:21 PM

James F. Campbell: Ecclesiastes is quite possibly the wisest and truest book in the bible. That's not saying much -- it's like saying "this soup, of all the soups, has the least amount of shiat in it." Still, even ancient Jews thought Ecclesiastes was impious, and several glosses and references to god were later added to the book to reduce its impiety, according to the Oxford Study Bible. The only reason it was preserved as canonical was because it was attributed to Solomon (a fabrication, obviously).

Read Ecclesiastes, and you'll wonder: "How the fark did this get past the radar?" The editor of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible states, "Ecclesiastes is by far the best book in the Bible. Of course most of the good stuff contradicts what the Bible says elsewhere."

Check it out. You can use verses from Ecclesiastes to piss off almost all Christians.


I haven't reread Ecclesiastes in a long while. I should. Last spring, I began rereading the New Testament, got caught up in familial madness and forgot all about that project in a big way. I can't even find the particular Bible I was reading it from. Though, to be honest, I chose that Bible because I knew there was a fair chance I would lose the Bible I was reading from what with dragging it to school, activities, medical appointments, and all over town so that I could read during wait times. I'm very forgetful and have an inordinate amount of trouble keeping up with things. So, I knew it could happen.
 
2012-07-04 06:16:49 PM

Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.
Seriously, ardent atheist need to quit complaining about honesty of anyone if they aren't willing to display some as well.


When I make believe I'm being oppressed, it makes me feel important.
 
2012-07-04 06:17:29 PM
This far along and no "Clockwork Orange" references yet?


For shame, Farkers. For shame.
 
2012-07-04 06:17:40 PM

Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.


I think this is begging for a citation. None of the stories I have found say this.
 
2012-07-04 06:18:27 PM

paygun: Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.
Seriously, ardent atheist need to quit complaining about honesty of anyone if they aren't willing to display some as well.

When I make believe I'm being oppressed, it makes me feel important.


So true. At least she was able to get the sentence reduced.
 
2012-07-04 06:18:30 PM

Marshal805: This far along and no "Clockwork Orange" references yet?


For shame, Farkers. For shame.


The Judge sentenced the guy to Ludovico's Treatment??
 
2012-07-04 06:19:35 PM

Bennie Crabtree: There is nothing wrong with studying the Bible. It is a fundamental book for western culture, narrative, and politics. Studying it is fundamental to understanding metaphors, language in general, art, gender norms, and social organization in Europe and its former colonies.

Sentencing someone to a necessary component of a comprehensive education is rather a good idea. Not everyone can hack it in a liberal arts seminar, so why not send some people to a less formal Bible study?


The same could be said about Moby Dick, but do you think it is an appropriate punishment to require reading it instead of being sent to jail? Remember, she was 4 times over the legal limit and seriously injured 2 people.

/has a BA in Literature
//has an MA in Comparative Mythology
///slashies!
 
2012-07-04 06:20:49 PM

Sabyen91: Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.

I think this is begging for a citation. None of the stories I have found say this.


"Under normal circumstances, the judge wouldn't have the authority to do that," Kenneth Gaines, a law professor for the University of South Carolina, told the paper. "But if she consented, it's really not an issue. It's critical that the defendant was in entire agreement with it."

Citation
She was all for it... so yeah...
 
2012-07-04 06:22:19 PM

Spaz-master: Sabyen91: Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.

I think this is begging for a citation. None of the stories I have found say this.

"Under normal circumstances, the judge wouldn't have the authority to do that," Kenneth Gaines, a law professor for the University of South Carolina, told the paper. "But if she consented, it's really not an issue. It's critical that the defendant was in entire agreement with it."

Citation
She was all for it... so yeah...


So no, what you said wasn't true. Just wanted to make sure.
 
2012-07-04 06:22:24 PM

Spaz-master: Sabyen91: Spaz-master: He neglected to write that these conditions were requested by the defendant and his counsel. The judge agreed to accept them.

I think this is begging for a citation. None of the stories I have found say this.

"Under normal circumstances, the judge wouldn't have the authority to do that," Kenneth Gaines, a law professor for the University of South Carolina, told the paper. "But if she consented, it's really not an issue. It's critical that the defendant was in entire agreement with it."

Citation
She was all for it... so yeah...


Also, SC law. Any deals have to be submitted to the Judge in motions prior to hearing... so this came from her team. The judge was willing to play ball... so what?
 
2012-07-04 06:22:32 PM

James F. Campbell: Read Ecclesiastes, and you'll wonder: "How the fark did this get past the radar?" The editor of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible states, "Ecclesiastes is by far the best book in the Bible. Of course most of the good stuff contradicts what the Bible says elsewhere."

Check it out. You can use verses from Ecclesiastes to piss off almost all Christians.


The New Testament equivalent is the Epistle of James. It contradicts some Catholic traditions a little less, but the 'faith alone' Protestant traditions have a real hard time incorporating it, and it's one of the better books from a post goat-herder moral stance. Nice short read. Not surprisingly, Martin Luther really wanted it expurgated, but it proved too popular.
 
2012-07-04 06:23:15 PM
A Bible is seen in this file photo.

Is this the new form of "What an 'X' might look like."?
 
2012-07-04 06:25:46 PM
feces
 
2012-07-04 06:27:08 PM
"Under normal circumstances, the judge wouldn't have the authority to do that ... You can't just arbitrarily add anything you want to a sentence," said Gaines in an interview with The Herald of Rock Hill.

"But if she consented, it's really not an issue. It's critical that the defendant was in entire agreement with it."


Meh
 
2012-07-04 06:27:30 PM
Dawkins forbid anyone should google this.

http://rt.com/usa/news/judge-demands-drunk-punishment-243/

http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/07/01/4084671/york-defendant-thankfu l -for-penance.html

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/judge-sentences-woman-to-rea d -bible-for-drunk-driving-conviction/

The judge didn't sentence her to read Job to punish her, he sentenced her to read Job to give her a sense of hope.
 
2012-07-04 06:28:11 PM

Spaz-master: "Under normal circumstances, the judge wouldn't have the authority to do that," Kenneth Gaines, a law professor for the University of South Carolina, told the paper. "But if she consented, it's really not an issue. It's critical that the defendant was in entire agreement with it."

Citation
She was all for it... so yeah...


Nothing in your so called "citation" proves that she was "all for it."

Insecure about your religion much?
 
2012-07-04 06:28:56 PM

RoyBatty: The judge didn't sentence her to read Job to punish her, he sentenced her to read Job to give her a sense of hope.


And force his stupid ass religion on people he sentences.

Don't leave that out.
 
2012-07-04 06:29:54 PM
Appearing before the court last month, local paper The Herald reports that Tolley wept openly, offered her apologies to the victims and told the judge, "I don't deserve to live. I have ruined this people's lives."

Judge Nettles had learned, however, that Tolley has since taken to Christianity after the incident. Rev. Daggett Duncan of New Vision Free Will Baptist Church acted as a character witness in the court on behalf of Tolley and tells the paper that a past plagued with abuse has shaped the woman into the person that committed the crime. At the age of only 11, Tolley was doused in gasoline by a relative and set on fire. After years of abuse, she turned to alcohol.

"She's a very, very, very humble, distraught person," Duncan says. "Looking in her eyes, you could see the pain. You just couldn't help but reach out."

In the courtroom, Duncan told Judge Nettles that he and his wife intended to take custody of two of Tolley's children while she serves jail time. And just like Job, Duncan tells the Herald that he hopes Tolley will come out of the whole experience as a better person.

"I think (Nettles') faith and his compassion led him to use the book of Job," Duncan says. "Job made it through, and he wants her to know she can too."
 
2012-07-04 06:30:44 PM

whidbey: RoyBatty: The judge didn't sentence her to read Job to punish her, he sentenced her to read Job to give her a sense of hope.

And force his stupid ass religion on people he sentences.

Don't leave that out.


I am not sure on how Christian religions work, but I'm pretty sure it's her religion too.
 
2012-07-04 06:31:01 PM

RoyBatty: Dawkins forbid anyone should google this.

http://rt.com/usa/news/judge-demands-drunk-punishment-243/

http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/07/01/4084671/york-defendant-thankfu l -for-penance.html

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/judge-sentences-woman-to-rea d -bible-for-drunk-driving-conviction/

The judge didn't sentence her to read Job to punish her, he sentenced her to read Job to give her a sense of hope.


I don't have a problem with it unless he would have sentenced her to more time if she hadn't accepted the terms. I have no way of knowing that he would have so I don't have much of an opinion on it.
 
2012-07-04 06:31:10 PM

Lawnchair: James F. Campbell: Read Ecclesiastes, and you'll wonder: "How the fark did this get past the radar?" The editor of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible states, "Ecclesiastes is by far the best book in the Bible. Of course most of the good stuff contradicts what the Bible says elsewhere."

Check it out. You can use verses from Ecclesiastes to piss off almost all Christians.

The New Testament equivalent is the Epistle of James. It contradicts some Catholic traditions a little less, but the 'faith alone' Protestant traditions have a real hard time incorporating it, and it's one of the better books from a post goat-herder moral stance. Nice short read. Not surprisingly, Martin Luther really wanted it expurgated, but it proved too popular.


I did not know this bit of information. Why in the world would Martin Luther want to be rid of Ecclesiastes? That seems so odd.
 
2012-07-04 06:32:46 PM

Sabyen91: I don't have a problem with it unless he would have sentenced her to more time if she hadn't accepted the terms. I have no way of knowing that he would have so I don't have much of an opinion on it.


That's pretty much my feeling as well.

Tragedy all around.
 
2012-07-04 06:32:56 PM

RoyBatty: whidbey: RoyBatty: The judge didn't sentence her to read Job to punish her, he sentenced her to read Job to give her a sense of hope.

And force his stupid ass religion on people he sentences.

Don't leave that out.

I am not sure on how Christian religions work, but I'm pretty sure it's her religion too.


I'm pretty sure that's your opinion. Not much else.
 
2012-07-04 06:33:33 PM

mrshowrules: mauricecano: mrshowrules: kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom). I'm a little unsure what he expects her to glean from such an obscure old testament book, though, that is essentially a Jewish fable.

Way to open the door for a first amendment appeal that has the whole sentencing thrown out. If I was truly cynical, I would think the judge included this "poison pill" on purpose in the sentencing as a favour to the defense/convict.

A sentence being thrown out is nothing, the appeals court just sends it back down to be re-sentenced without the offending provision. This type of sentence will not get the defendant off nor make him avoid a jail term. This isn't a favor that can be used on any sort of appeals and since it will be sent back to the same judge if overturned, I"m willing to bet he sees more jail time as allowed within the guidelines.

I've read my share of Grisham novels, I know how this works. Seriously though, I guess I'm trying too hard to figure out the motivation of a judge to do something so stupid.


I'm guessing that this judge is elected by South Carolina voters.

Someone just got his name in the paper doing something the voters in South Carolina will love. When it gets thrown out, it's because of the liberal activist judges. We need more judges like this, let's re-elect him!
 
2012-07-04 06:34:22 PM
If he really wanted him to learn something he would have assigned the Koran.
 
2012-07-04 06:35:40 PM
Somebody remind me: which part of the bible contains God's command against drunk driving again?
 
2012-07-04 06:36:24 PM

Lunaville: Lawnchair: James F. Campbell: Read Ecclesiastes, and you'll wonder: "How the fark did this get past the radar?" The editor of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible states, "Ecclesiastes is by far the best book in the Bible. Of course most of the good stuff contradicts what the Bible says elsewhere."

Check it out. You can use verses from Ecclesiastes to piss off almost all Christians.

The New Testament equivalent is the Epistle of James. It contradicts some Catholic traditions a little less, but the 'faith alone' Protestant traditions have a real hard time incorporating it, and it's one of the better books from a post goat-herder moral stance. Nice short read. Not surprisingly, Martin Luther really wanted it expurgated, but it proved too popular.

I did not know this bit of information. Why in the world would Martin Luther want to be rid of Ecclesiastes? That seems so odd.


Not Ecclesiastes, the book of James. The whole "faith without works is dead" (James 2:15-26) part goes pretty strongly against the whole salvation by faith alone theory.
 
2012-07-04 06:36:32 PM

kid_icarus: Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles of Rock Hill has included in his sentencing of Cassandra Tolley the assignment of reading through the Book of Job and then writing a summary on the Old Testament Scripture.

You know, I could almost be okay with this if he'd assigned her to study something like Proverbs or the teachings of Jesus (which for the most part contain a lot of universal, practical wisdom).


My favorite is Ecclesiastes. Dark, very well written, and full of old guy wisdom gathered from a long life and a wealth of experience.
 
2012-07-04 06:40:18 PM

fusillade762: Somebody remind me: which part of the bible contains God's command against drunk driving again?


Well many people seem to think the Bible preaches against any drinking, except for the grape juice that Jesus made from water.
 
2012-07-04 06:42:11 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Oh, great, she'll probably not get another DUI.

But she might start slaughtering whole civilizations.


Smiting. It's more acceptable if you call it, "smiting".
 
2012-07-04 06:43:52 PM

spongeboob: fusillade762: Somebody remind me: which part of the bible contains God's command against drunk driving again?

Well many people seem to think the Bible preaches against any drinking, except for the grape juice that Jesus made from water.


Well seeing as how the Old Testament comes off like a constant pain stick and the "Good News" is a similarly wet blanket when it comes to earthly pleasures, I wouldn't be so surprised.
 
2012-07-04 06:45:04 PM
When I did jury duty, we were told to take an oath on The Bible. I refused. The judge asked me if I thought this would get me out of jury duty. I told him I was happy to do my duty, I just wouldn't swear an oath on a book of fairy tales. I asked if he had a copy of The Constitution. He got really pissed off and told me he could sentence me to 48 hours for contempt of court. I said nothing. He said I could affirm. I served.
 
2012-07-04 06:46:10 PM

Solid Muldoon: When I did jury duty, we were told to take an oath on The Bible. I refused. The judge asked me if I thought this would get me out of jury duty. I told him I was happy to do my duty, I just wouldn't swear an oath on a book of fairy tales. I asked if he had a copy of The Constitution. He got really pissed off and told me he could sentence me to 48 hours for contempt of court. I said nothing. He said I could affirm. I served.


Awesome.
 
2012-07-04 06:47:51 PM

Solid Muldoon: When I did jury duty, we were told to take an oath on The Bible. I refused. The judge asked me if I thought this would get me out of jury duty. I told him I was happy to do my duty, I just wouldn't swear an oath on a book of fairy tales. I asked if he had a copy of The Constitution. He got really pissed off and told me he could sentence me to 48 hours for contempt of court. I said nothing. He said I could affirm. I served.


Would have been a nice lawsuit in it for you had he thrown you in jail.
 
2012-07-04 06:49:05 PM

Sabyen91: Solid Muldoon: When I did jury duty, we were told to take an oath on The Bible. I refused. The judge asked me if I thought this would get me out of jury duty. I told him I was happy to do my duty, I just wouldn't swear an oath on a book of fairy tales. I asked if he had a copy of The Constitution. He got really pissed off and told me he could sentence me to 48 hours for contempt of court. I said nothing. He said I could affirm. I served.

Would have been a nice lawsuit in it for you had he thrown you in jail.


Sheeeit, they'da broken out the rusty razor blades on him and given him a har-cut, Boy.
 
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