Does God Save Sociopaths?

Susan Denise Atkins (1948 – 2009)

Would you have let her babysit your kids?
She answers well and knows the scriptures . . .
but was she for real?

If you read the comments at YouTube regarding her testimony, the level of scorn is high. Few people believe she was truly saved in Christ. Years ago I read her autobiography Child of Satan, Child of God. The same people who dismiss her testimony are those who belittle faith as a crutch and nothing more. They say she was only acting in order to be let off early on parole. But to me, she seems sincere. The poor woman blew her mind while under the spell of a satanic false prophet, so where else could she turn to with a ruined soul?

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of a lawyer in love

Sexy Sadie, what have you done
You made a fool of everyone / You made a fool of everyone
Sexy Sadie, ooh, what have you done

Sexy Sadie, you broke the rules
You laid it down for all to see / You laid it down for all to see
Sexy Sadie, ooh, you broke the rules

One sunny day the world was waiting for a lover
She came along and turned on everyone
Sexy Sadie, the greatest of them all

Sexy Sadie, how did you know
The world was waiting just for you / The world was waiting just for you
Sexy Sadie, ooh, how did you know

Sexy Sadie, you’ll get yours yet
However big you think you are / However big you think you are
Sexy Sadie, ooh, you’ll get yours yet

We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her table
Just a smile would lighten everything
Sexy Sadie, she’s the latest and the greatest of them all

She made a fool of everyone / Sexy Sadie
However big you think you are / Sexy Sadie

as written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

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Shema Yisrael

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain.
The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,
as it is written:

God gave them a spirit of stupor,
eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear,
to this very day.

And David says:

May their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
    and their backs be bent forever.

Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!
Rather, because of their transgression,
salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.

But if their transgression means riches for the world,
and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,
how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

Romans 11 (NIV)