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Deathrow Inmate Waives Appeals Partly for Religious Beliefs

In 1996, David Mark Hill lost custody of his children. In retaliation he walked into the Department of Social Services, opened fired and shot to death his case manager along with two other employees. The next day Hill was found lying across a set of railroad tracks with a self inflicted gun shot wound through the roof of his mouth that had exited his head.

The death row inmate had a father who was not well and felt that if he hadn’t pushed forward with the appeals process, ‘that it could have possibly sent the ailing man straight over the edge’. Although, deciding to now uphold the courts decision and ruling has more to do with Hill’s faith.

“Part of my religious beliefs are that if you kill somebody, you shed somebody else’s blood, that your blood has to be shed or you have to die in order to be forgiven for that,” Hill told a lower court judge, according to the Supreme Court ruling.

Interesting – on the ride to Social Services and moments before he let loose a few rounds – Hill was noted as saying “I’m tired of these people playing ‘God’ with my children.”

Let the record state, David Mark Hill has been determined to be of a sound mind. He speaks intelligently and communicates his reasoning and rationale regarding all aspects of the case to the point where his wishes for execution shall be granted. However a date hasn’t been set at this time.

Hill vs State of South Carolina

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The Ten Commandments Monument vs The Seven Aphorisms’

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Soon the Supreme Court will make the final ruling over a serious disagreement regarding the Ten Commandments vs The Seven Aphorisms’. I guess one would be correct in saying, that’s a direct violation against Summun’s First Amendment Right.  If you allow one group to display their choice and selection, then to deny another is either racist prejudice or biased.  It has an ‘ism’ in there somewhere.  And, that is why we have protection under the First Amendment of The U.S. Constitution.

Summum wants to display The Seven Aphorisms in the park, (Pleasant Grove Utah vs Summon) just as the statute of the Ten Commandments has been displayed.  The parties of Summum want to place the Seven Aphorisms’ directly next to the granite monument.  And, what’s wrong with this? 

“The court has said the free-speech rule applies in parks and officials may not discriminate against speakers or groups because of their message. In this context, freedom of speech means a freedom from government restrictions.”

However, just in case you’re not familiar with The Seven Aphorisms of Summum here’s a little background:

The Seven Aphorisms of Summum, which are also referred to as the “higher law,” were inscribed on the first set of stone tablets Moses brought down from Mount Sinai. But because the Jews were not ready to understand or follow them, Moses broke the tablets into pieces. Moses went back up Mount Sinai and returned with the Ten Commandments, also referred to as the “lower law,” which the Jews were capable of understanding. But the higher law, the Aphorisms of Summum, were still passed along via oral tradition by the few Jews who could understand them.

 Information also suggestions that our founding fathers were not all Christians many were deists, a deist believes in creating force and doesn’t accept organized religion.  And, when christians or even other faiths and religions hear the word atheist or even deist, bells of warning start to ring loudly.

You know as a child I was a self professed Atheist and everyone of my close girlfriends – my peers that I was growing up with – were devout Christians.  The chosen word in the mid 60’s was ‘religious’. 

They were proud it was a honor to be able to say that one was religious, but it repelled off my spirit and rang through my stomach, literally like vomit.  Yet, we sat in no judgement – we loved each other.  I shared – they shared – and we listened. 

I, out of all had the biggest, most non-judgemental loving heart and I wore it on my sleeve.  I was the one they all came to seek counsel understanding and validation from.  I wasn’t familiar with the word ‘deist’ but if I would have been, then it’s the word that I would have chosen for me.  My opinion truly matter and their happiness meant the world to me.  We never argued about religion, for we all knew — this thing called religion that spirit or energy called a Jesus/or a God if it was real, then he/she didn’t want us fighting.  Do we still live like this?  Yes, but they are more like deists today.
Read more about The Aphorisms of Summum and the Ten Commandments.

Also, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was a Freemason, and inside the Washington Monument that was built for him is a symbol used by Freemasons and Summum. In the entrance, above the elevator door is a bas-relief of George Washington and above that is a stone relief of a winged disk. The winged disk is another symbolic representation of the Creative Principle and the Summum Aphorisms.

Washington Monument Wings 

 

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