Woman Hits a Student With Her Car, Throws a Religious Pamphlet at Him, and Drives Off

We’re repeatedly told that Christianity makes people more moral.  After all, without god how can there be a barometer for moral goodness?

Then things like this keep happening.

According to court documents, the victim, a Milby High School student, told police he was crossing Broadway near the school on October 14 at around 5:15 p.m. when he was struck by the 58-year-old Hillen’s 1996 Honda Accord.

As he struggled to his feet, Hillen, of League City, is alleged to have stopped and asked if he was okay. According to the complaint, when the victim said “No,” Hillen tossed him a religious pamphlet and attempted to flee…


Another Milby student tried to wave her down, the complaint states, but Hillen only waved “Bye” and kept on driving.

Added the driver, “HEAL YOURSELF WITH THIS! YOU’RE WELCOOOOOOOooooooooooooome!” before driving back to her house  atop the moral high ground.

I guess because Jesus will automagically forgive them for flagrantly immoral acts that some Christians assume they can wave their religion around and be absolved of their moral responsibilities by other people.  Sorry, humanity’s standards are higher than the low, get-forgiven-without-doing-anything-to-deserve-it measure of Christianity.

Fortunately that student got her license number and later picked her out of a lineup.  The victim was ok.  He had a bruised rib that cost him $730 in the ER, but no permanent damage.

A month after hitting the student, Hillen posted this to the “I Love Jesus My Savior” page on facebook.

“Worry is the Opposite of Faith! You must understand, we all endure challenges. We all face mountains in our lives. Knowing this, it is very important that we live our lives knowing God can and He will. Thought to Ponder: When was the last time your worrying helped you?”


Thankfully, she just turned herself in.  Can we please, please, please get rid of this idea that Christianity makes people moral?  The counterexamples to this are all around us.

Thanks to Steven for the link.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.