THE LEGAL CRITERION FOR A FINDING OF "NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY" IS THAT THE ACCUSED MUST EITHER HAVE (A) NOT KNOWN WHAT HE OR SHE WAS DOING. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS A GUY WHO CARVED UP HIS MOTHER BECAUSE HE THOUGHT SHE WAS A WATERMELON. OR (B) THE INABILITY TO DISTINGUISH RIGHT FROM WRONG, OR GOOD FROM EVIL.
And it's a bit odd that, according to Christian belief, the "original sin" that taints the entire Human race began when the first Humans got too curious and decided to scarf down the Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
From this story has flowed the popular belief amongst certain wrench-heads that Adam and Eve were blind, and after - as the Bible says - "their eyes were opened, and they knew they were naked" - that Adam and Eve never thought of each other as sexually desirable before they got the knowledge of good and evil. Then, all of a sudden, they were "ashamed". Really?
Dollars to donuts that Adam and Eve had fucked merrily away on damn near every night since they came into being. Probably did it twice on Sundays, too. Probably even got together for a mid-day "nooner" once in a while.
But once they had eaten of the Forbidden Fruit, they realized the dynamics of sex, the psychological dynamics. They realized suddenly that each of them had a weapon to use against the other. Thus were their eyes opened to the possibilities of using sex as a weapon, and thus was their shame awakened and aroused. Innocence perishes once the dichotomy between right and wrong is realized.
So we ask you: Are you nuts? Or do you know the difference between right and wrong?
If you don't, then please check into the funny farm, because you are legally insane.
But if you DO know the difference between right and wrong, kindly write into the "comments" section and explain to your fellow man exactly what that difference is.
We have put this question to random people before, and the response we have gotten was -well- insanely wide-ranging. Go ahead and write an essay in comments. We'll publish it so long as it's on topic and does not contain ad-hominem attacks.
Are you nuts? No?
Here's your opportunity to prove it.