In this update, I’m going to assume that you’ve read the original, so if you haven’t and find this not making any sense, go read it.
So, the two guys who took their children (without custody) out to their apocalyptic “prepper” stronghold, it turns out, had a little double marriage ceremony of sorts.
Did this make your blood run sort of cold to read it?
It did mine.
Joe Naugler has as Facebook friends about 10 percent of the people who are listed as Samuel Shaffer’s friends. That’s a significant percentage. I did a little looking to see how many people on my Facebook friend list have that sort of percentage of friends with me.
The answer is family and very close personal friends. They are all people with whom I share lots of personal interests.
I assume this is true of you and Samuel Shaffer and Joe Naugler.
That’s from the article cited above. These men were endeavoring to spread the word about their goofy (and now we know, very dangerous) religious ideas via social media.
One of the mutual friends of Sam Shaffer and Joe Naugler is Mark Lichtenwalter. The interesting thing about Mark is that he has two different profiles (like Nicole and Joe do) and Joe is friends with one of them while Mark is friends with the other. This means that Joe didn’t see Mark commenting on Sam’s page and then shoot Mark a friend request based on that. Joe friended him someplace else.
Here’s Mark, in his own words.
The biblical material quoted goes on and on, so I cut off much of it because how much of that crap can you stand, but when I first read this, I tried to give Mark the benefit of the doubt and thought maybe he was saying that “God” was speaking in a sort of general way about him.
Mark thinks he is a (THE?) Messiah.
Like, you know, the Second Coming of Jesus. Or something. Well, it seems he’s actually the Second Coming of Lucifer.
But “God” apparently didn’t bother to make sure his voice knew how to write correctly or spell words or use punctuation or capital letters. “God” prepared Mark all his life for his supposed role, but education wasn’t high on the list.
After Samuel was arrested, Mark went into damage-control mode and made a little video proclaiming his non-involvement. If you find all this shit fascinating, give it a view.
So we have Samuel, who diddles little girls because he thinks he’s supposed to because somehow God wants that, and Mark, who thinks that it’s probably okay to diddle little girls, but assures us that he never, ever, has never, ever done any such thing, and Joe, who thinks. . . what?
It’s sort of interesting to me that this story has been in the news now since December 5. Joe and Nicole love to pontificate on Facebook. They give their opinion out on every subject you can imagine, as long as it’s mostly cops (don’t like them), the state (don’t like that either), circumcision (agin’ it), guns (love ’em) or memes explaining how superior they are to everyone else.
Yet, neither of them has had a single word to say about Samuel Shaffer. Dead silence.
And they both know about the story. They know because I wrote about it and they read every word I write.
I find myself wondering why while the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.