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#343129 - 08/01/08 04:19 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Lust]
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Originally Posted By: Tier Instinct
I fail to understand why the congregants subdued him. They were supposed to "turn the other cheek". What were they afraid of? They should have been forming a line.


Now we're talkin'!! This is the statement that makes the most sense to me!

Thank you Tier!

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#343218 - 08/01/08 01:45 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Bill_M]
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Originally Posted By: Bill_M
"An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal social policies, police said Monday."


I gather he wasn't overly impressed with the parable about the sparrows.

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#343246 - 08/01/08 03:20 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Linguascelesta]
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Originally Posted By: Linguascelesta
I gather he wasn't overly impressed with the parable about the sparrows.

But the cleansing of the Temple story seemed to resonate quite strongly.
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#343255 - 08/01/08 03:35 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Scion]
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Originally Posted By: Scion
Originally Posted By: Linguascelesta
I gather he wasn't overly impressed with the parable about the sparrows.

But the cleansing of the Temple story seemed to resonate quite strongly.


Ha! Yes, indeed.

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#343267 - 08/01/08 04:41 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Scion]
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If you are referring to the story where Jesus went berserk with the money changers by flipping over tables and running all of them out of the temple, I don't recall Jesus pulling out his "semi-automatic, iron-spiked, cat o' nine tails" and attempting to slay everyone within arms reach. Tap dancing Methusela!!!
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#343294 - 08/01/08 08:18 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Bill_M]
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I said before and I will say it again. Why Do all these crazy bible thumpers have to be where i am from or close to me.

I am surprised they did not try to say he had "evil spirits" in him.
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#343346 - 08/02/08 01:53 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Emerald]
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Originally Posted By: Emerald
If you are referring to the story where Jesus went berserk with the money changers by flipping over tables and running all of them out of the temple, I don't recall Jesus pulling out his "semi-automatic, iron-spiked, cat o' nine tails" and attempting to slay everyone within arms reach. Tap dancing Methusela!!!

Well you know he would have if he could have got hold of one. wink
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#343360 - 08/02/08 03:08 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Linguascelesta]
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Originally Posted By: Linguascelesta
I gather he wasn't overly impressed with the parable about the sparrows.

Maybe as they were dragging him away he was yelling "Damn you, fig tree! Damn you, fig tree!" coopdevil
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#343363 - 08/02/08 03:27 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Scion]
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That is quite possible. Jesus could have been packing heat in the temple. Who knows? shocked
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#343455 - 08/02/08 01:33 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: illcree]
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Originally Posted By: illcree

I am surprised they did not try to say he had "evil spirits" in him.


Didn't you know it yet? They usually tell the families of the deceased that it's God's will. grin
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#343583 - 08/03/08 11:08 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Old_Pig]
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Originally Posted By: Tha_Pig
I heard the news this morning from a co-worker. At the moment there was not much information about the killer and his motives, so the guy instantly made his own conclusions: "That was probably a Satanist"

Of course, I controlled the rage inside me and didn't say much. I'm used to peoples' ignorance...

But I can't wait for tomorrow to inform him the killer was actually another good Christian doing his God's job.


Unitarians absolutely make conservative and fundamentalist Christians foam at the mouth--and sometimes even annoy mainline Christians, too! Therefore, this is clearly a case where Christians need to acknowledge the plank in their own eyes and bug up their own butts before they start picking around for specks in the peepers of Satanists.

I'm actually expecting that at least one fundie somewhere will claim that this was God's vengeance against the "lukewarm."

If you guys are amused by the Christians subduing the gunman in this case, you should read up on what happened at New Life (remember Ted Haggard? That's the church!) when Matthew Murray went beserko. One of the civilians who shot the gunman later expressed regret--not for shooting him, but for screaming obscenities to get his attention.

Oh, and when that man--a Vietnam vet, incidentally--later criticized New Life's security guards for not being faster on the draw, he was escorted out of the church for being too "volatile" and "disruptive." That's gratitude for you.

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#343773 - 08/04/08 11:16 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Scion]
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Originally Posted By: Scion
STOP AVOIDING THE QUESTION!

wink

You're not funny. I don't mean that the news piece is above being made fun of. I mean you, as somebody who is attempting humor, are truly not funny. You are desperately digging at an angle that is simply not there. Stop.
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#343785 - 08/04/08 12:18 PM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Lust]
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Originally Posted By: Tier Instinct
I fail to understand why the congregants subdued him. They were supposed to "turn the other cheek". What were they afraid of? They should have been forming a line.


I wonder the same thing, Tier Instinct. IF, by dieing, they go to "heaven" to be with "jesus", why the hell weren't they lined up with boxes of ammo for the guy, so he could shoot more of them?
This brings to mind the guy in the steak-house in Texas a few years ago. Now, that guy had BALLS. I mean, going into a restaurant in TEXAS, with only 2 pistols? he must have been from another state. Everybody in Texas KNOWS that the per capita ownership of firearms is what 4 to 1 (4 guns per person, not 4 persons per gun) in Texas.
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#344247 - 08/06/08 07:08 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: ]
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>>or lack of gun control.

That British statement always amuses me. smile
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#344285 - 08/06/08 10:36 AM Re: From the News: Church shooting [Re: Discipline]
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All I can say is, I'm glad I live in Michigan. Because we can get our CCW's. Carry Concealed Weapons permit.

I carry, I have for about 8 years.

It's my right, and I've taken a wonderful self defense class.

My dad always carried too.

So do my brothers. It's a family thing.

Since I don't go to church, I'm more vulnerable to car jackings, and restaurant shootings. If I can run I will, but if it comes down to my life or his, my life will win.

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