A Georgia woman has been charged with two counts of child cruelty after intentionally ramming her vehicle into a concrete poll, allegedly, to convince her children that God was real.
News station WSBTV reports that 25-year-old Bakari Warren had her two small children, ages 5 and 7, with her when she decided to test her faith.
Investigators say that Warren told her children to buckle up before pressing down on the accelerator and heading to a concrete poll. Her daughter told the police that Warren did not want for them to have an accident, but that she wanted to prove that God was real,
“Her eyes was closed and she was saying, blah, blah, blah, ‘I love God,’”
Warren was frisked and handcuffed as soon as she exited the SUV. According to Norcross police Sgt. Eric Butynski, when Warren was asked why she drove into the pole, she told the officers to check her Facebook page, and that they would find the answer there. Butynski said,
“It could have been a lot worse. It could have been heavier traffic at the time, she could have hit the pole at such an angle that she did more damage to the car.”
Luckily, nobody was hurt in the accident, but Warren was placed in jail with a $22 thousand bond. Her two children have been taken out of her custody and have been sent to live with their grandparents.
This story serves as a great example of what not to do in life.
There is nothing wrong with testaments of faith, but why do they need to be risky or dangerous to the one performing the task or to those around them? Why walk on fire? Why handle deadly snakes? Why ram cars into concrete poles?
Why cannot somebody be content with something simple and safe? Maybe they could be such things as telling yourself, “If somebody brings in donuts tomorrow at work, it’s proof that God is real,” “If it’s sunny next weekend, when I have plans to go to the beach, it’s proof that God is real,” or “If I can go a full month without the post office losing any of my mail, it’s proof that God is real.”
This is not meant to be a mockery of people of faith, at all, but it’s merely to point out the obvious.
One of the things that nobody needs ever say is, “I need to accelerate my car into that concrete poll over there with my two small children in the car with me to prove that God is real.”
If Warren’s vehicle was angled just slightly more in one direction or the other that she or her passengers might have been seriously hurt or even killed.
Let us know what you think about this situation.