”ATLANTA (AP) — Ashley Smith, the woman who says she persuaded suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to release her by talking about her faith, discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal.
In her book, “Unlikely Angel,” released Tuesday, Smith says Nichols had her bound on her bed with masking tape and an extension cord. She says he asked for marijuana, but she did not have any, and she dug into her illegal stash of crystal meth instead…
During the ordeal, Smith says, she pulled out Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose-Driven Life” and read to Nichols a chapter called “Using What God Gave Me” to gain his trust. Nichols later released her, and she called 911 and told authorities where to find him.”
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QUESTIONS: Does this hostage’s use of drugs or her captors use of drugs negate her claim that God intervened to free her? Does God use “sin” to bring about virtue? Can both drugs and deity be active in a person’s life at the same time? Could it be that this “God” character this woman speaks of is some sort of nickname given to her dealer? Like “Big Joey” or “The Ice Cream Man”.