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FL judge: grandiose religious delusion "a relatively normal Christian belief," not a sign of insanity

Wendy
user 9892369
San Ramon, CA
Post #: 440
From the news magazine This Week, October 26, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 589; page 4:

"A schizophrenic inmate on Florida's death row can be executed, a state judge has ruled, because his grandiose religious delusions are quite common. The legally insane may not be executed, but Judge David Glant ruled that murderer John Ferguson's claim to be the 'Prince of God' who will sit at God's right hand is 'a relatively normal Christian belief' and doesn't prove he's crazy. "
A former member
Post #: 6
Whether the inmate is insane or not, who knows? Maybe the person is just faking, just to get off the hook. What the inmate said to a doctor or anyone else are just words. Maybe he insane or maybe he's not.
Joey P.
JoeyPiscitelli
Martinez, CA
Post #: 8
If you want to witness further ludicrous delusional statements that are accepted by thousands of followers as truth - observe the catholic hierarchy of the Diocese of San Francisco.
A former member
Post #: 1
Whether the inmate is insane or not, who knows? Maybe the person is just faking, just to get off the hook. What the inmate said to a doctor or anyone else are just words. Maybe he insane or maybe he's not.

The following is from a news clip:
The earliest citing of Ferguson's mental health problems goes all the way back to 1965 when he was reported as having had visual hallucinations. He was frequently confined to hospital for psychosis and schizophrenia through the 1970s.

In 1975 a doctor wrote that he had "a long-standing, severe illness which will most likely require long-term inpatient hospitalisation. This man is dangerous and cannot be released under any circumstances."

He was released, and two years later committed the first of his murders.
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