Luke Austin Daugherty is a prolific artist, releasing eight albums and publishing multiple works of poetry over the past decade, but his most recent album may be the most fascinating because he gave up his religious faith halfway through the making of it:
A mother in Germantown, Maryland stabbed her four kids with knives, killing two, because she thought they were possessed by a demonic entity.
The two dead children — a boy, Norell Harris, 1, and a girl, Zyana Harris, 2 — were found Friday morning on their mother’s bed in a Germantown townhouse. Both had been stabbed repeatedly, police said. A sister, Taniya Harris, 5, and a brother, Martello Harris, 8, were seriously injured but are expected to survive.
Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, is thought to have carried out the attack with a housemate, Monifa Denise Sanford, 21. Both suspects said under questioning that they had been trying to dislodge the devil, CBS News reported.
Ernest Jones has an interesting strategy for winning football games: his team always gets one more player than his opponents.
In an interview last week with the Hartford Courant, the UConn football team’s new assistant coach explained his philosophy on the role of faith on his team:
“And we’re going to do things in our building, fellowship, non-denominational type things, players, coaches. We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something that is important. If you want to be successful and you want to win, get championships, then you better understand that this didn’t happen because of you. This happened because of our Lord and Savior. That’s going to be something said by [new head coach] Bob Diaco. That’s something that’s going to be said by Ernest Jones. That’s who we are.”
There’s important subtext in there: 1) Atheists are not welcome on the public university’s football team and 2) Jesus really wants UConn’s opponents to lose.