Title: "Who Are You?"

I received the following email on August 4th 2008 and sent the reply included below.

Dear friends,

Greetings in Jesus name, hope you are doing well, This is Russal from Chennai-India, we like to share our heart what we are doing for the kingdom of God, we urge you to take a little moment to go through this mail and link, we are saving just born girl babies lives from the murdering, in India especially Tamil Nadu state, some district people are killing their girl babies as soon as born, they like only boy baby, so God gave us a burden to save these innocent babies lives as much we can, so for we saved 9 little babies lives, all are well (see their Pictures) and growing fast at our home, each one has terrible stories how parents tried to kill them and how God saved them from the death, we encourage you to click on below blogger ling and see what a terrible things going on for the little babies, if you know about us and pray for us, that would be a great help and may God will open another ways to save many more babies lives as well, this picture is: one family put their 2 days girl baby in the dust bin, dogs eat the baby! Left over body you are seeing in this picture, like this many more pictures, thrilling stories and details on the link, thanks for your time to go through this mail, we urge you to write something back to us, that would be a great and encourage us to keep working for the kingdom of God. If you have any clarification please email me.

...Click Here to know more...
with Love in Him,
Russal & Kumari and Kids.

Hello Russal & Kumari,

I received your email 8/4/2008 and wanted to respond. I've received a number of requests for money; however, I have fiduciary responsibilities such that it would be immoral and unethical for me to send money to you at this time. I hope you understand. If what you say is true, and at this time, I have no reason to disbelieve you, you are doing a good work and I am for you in spirit.

There is absolutely no reason for people to have sex, become pregnant, carry babies to term, and then abandon them or kill them simply because they are female. I do understand that women are often the victims of rape and forced incest. I also realize that there is poverty. Nevertheless, it's not the babies' fault.

We must work on the whole of society worldwide to correct the spirit that causes all the pain, suffering, evil, and death.

I have dedicated myself to bring forth the Christian Commons. The plan is called the Christian Commons Project™. The idea is for Christians to pool financial and other resources peacefully and non-coercively to acquire arable land. The fund is called the Land and Building Fund. The land will be the community property of the Christian members of the Christian Commons. They will work the land to bring forth food for themselves and all surpluses will go to feeding the other hungry in the world.

Of course, the Christian Commons Project is not to stop there. We will do all the other things of which Jesus speaks. We include raising orphans as one of those responsibilities.

Surely you can see how the Christian Commons would serve the girls you are raising. They and you would not be required to have mammon on the Commons to eat and be housed and clothed, etc. All would work to serve the general welfare according to the needs (not excessive wants) of each other.

I am with you in spirit. Please be with me in spirit also.

I've turned this into a post on our website to help increase awareness. Perhaps some rich, repenting soul(s) will be moved to help the cause of the Commons and raising your girls as well. We shall see.

God bless you and your home.

For the Real Liberal Christian Church,

Tom Usher

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.


  1. India killing its female infants has everything to do with it highly patrifocal social structure. Visit http://www.neoteny.org/?p=132 for details on how female infanticide contributes to a highly stratified, stable culture. Female infanticide achieves goals. Understanding what it achieves provides an opportunity to stop it.

  2. Tom Usher Tom Usher says:

    Well, I attempted to leave the following over on "Four-Scale Riff" http://www.neoteny.org/?p=139 by Andrew Lehman:

    Hello Andrew,

    I thought I'd let you know that your comment went to spam over at http://www.realliberalchristianchurch.org/?p=2501.... That usually happens when someone or several people mark a commentator's comments as spam. I de-spammed your comment. De-spamming helps by re-training the antispam system.

    You might want to visit places where you may have recently commented just to see if your comments have not yet been approved. That might tell you where to avoid submitting any further comments or where to contact the blog or forum administrator to alert him or her to look in the spam log to de-spam any comments you've submitted (if they will).

    Anyway, thank you for stopping by and for submitting your comment. I've been working on backroom things cleaning up bugs on the site so I haven't been posting or replying to comments. I did read this post and "Female Infanticide and Sexual Selection" http://www.neoteny.org/?p=132.

    You might be interested in http://www.helsinki.fi/~pjojala/Gasman.htm. I'd like to know what you think about it.


    Tom Usher

    Andrew's comment submission rendered a blank page for me though.

Comments are closed.