These are terrible things that all men in good standing with the Lord rightfully disdain. As a man of God, I hereby disavow all charges of fraternizing with the underworld. Let us examine the case at hand and see why it is simply ridiculous to think I would willingly associate with such awe-inspiring, powerfully despicable things:
I have an alibi; I was sleeping when the crime occured. How could I ritualistically slaughter an innocent being in the name of Beelzebub while I am in la-la land?
I have no motive. I am a vegetarian who only feeds on inanimate malum, not the unclean flesh which encapsulates the living spirit of one of God's handmade creations. I am humble of heart and meek in spirit, with absolutely zero lust for power or desire for temporal riches or even other-wordly power granted to me by a being far more intelligent than myself who is capable of making me ruler of all the kingdoms of this world and subjugating all nations under my feet ad infinitum in exchange for very little (relatively speaking if we ignore any potential consequences in the afterlife).
To be clear I would be a benevolent dictator, equivalent to the moderators of DebateArt, but of the entire universe. One whole day of each week would be set aside for me to convene with the leaders of the world and settle their differences and thus assure global peace and prosperity for all, similar to the role of the Pope in the Middle Ages.
However, I refuse to entertain such fantasies and reject them as nothing more than temptations from the Evil One.
I don't even have a single beeswax lucerna imported from an island off the coast of Haiti in this 21st century, much less 5 of them positioned in a pentagram encirling a corpse at 3 AM anywhere near the locus delicti.
Not sure how this is relevant. Everyone is presented with various opportunities at various times to commit alleged actii reii, but as law-abiding citizens we do not act on them nor seize the day just because Apollyon appeared to us under the guise of an Angel of Light offering us an escape from the monotony of daily life for the low, low price of 1 soul, which doesn't even have to be our own. Besides, my animus nocendi is simply not ripe for exploiting, or even recognizing, such an opportunity to perpetrate a diabolical crime against nature in the dark at the Devil's hour when I have an exceedingly high confidence, based on statistics collected from searching the FBI's website via Google 2 weeks in advance, that I will not be caught. And although the great Jupiter was enthroned alongside Hydra, in full view of the alleged crime scene where it is said by some that a suspiciously specific series of heinous events took place, Lucifer was yet below the horizon and so it was highly inappropriate to perform such a deed.
I would also like to correct the misconception that their real name was William. It was not William, Williams, Williamson, or any of the various misspellings which appeared in the newspapers. His name was Billy. Not Bill. This sort of confusion greatly irks me, given that Billy is precisely the name that would have been signed in blood on the parchment alleged to have been found in someone's purse or wallet or pocket or wherevever, I don't know. Ask those fabricating the allegations. The ritual simply wouldn't have been efficacious if the name of the soul being sacrificed were not spelled correctly.
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Thanks for acknowledging my superior skill in outwitting my opponent, much appreciated.
I respect that, thanks for voting. Perhaps my culinary lingo is not strictly on point.
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He has no alibi, motive, means and opportunity.
There was a lot of physical evidence at the scene of the alleged offense. A lot of ritualistic devices and con can be placed in the area, considering the location
There is literally no evidence. I don't know if Pro can win in any way possible.
"As a man thinketh..." is the axiom, and the reverse may also be true. As the Description is a 'thinketh,' it qualifies.
You don't say?