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Pastor killed while preaching
« on: September 29, 2013, 09:36:18 AM »
If only a good guy had a gun ... why didn't god protect him?

Louisiana pastor shot and killed while preaching

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(CNN) -- Bond is set at $1 million for a Louisiana man accused of shooting and killing a church pastor as he preached in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday night.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 09:42:31 AM »
They're already blaming atheism (as a whole), according to the comments. Even if the man who committed this crime was an atheist (although I have my doubts on that one), it says nothing about atheism as a whole, but theists will never get that. Logic flies right over their heads.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 09:59:18 AM »
I think Zankku is in that area of the world, maybe he can comment.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
They're already blaming atheism (as a whole), according to the comments. Even if the man who committed this crime was an atheist (although I have my doubts on that one), it says nothing about atheism as a whole, but theists will never get that. Logic flies right over their heads.

Link to the comments?  There were no comments in the link above?

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 10:04:02 AM »
Link to the comments?  There were no comments in the link above?

Yes there were. Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/28/us/louisiana-pastor-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2#cnn-disqus-area
Wait for the page to load completely, or you might not be able to see them.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013, 10:10:16 AM »
Link to the comments?  There were no comments in the link above?

Yes there were. Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/28/us/louisiana-pastor-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2#cnn-disqus-area
Wait for the page to load completely, or you might not be able to see them.

wow.  For some reason, my Chrome browser is blocking them?  I switched to Safari and now I see the comments.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 10:15:10 AM »
OK - after browsing, I did see a slight trend to take the opportunity to sort of promote atheism by some.  What I mean is that this is not the time to use the comment section to speculate on the fact that a god should have protected this man.  I think that's a bit unfair to some degree.  Save those conversations for a more general conversation outside of the story itself.  Maybe use it as an example, like when lightning bolts hit churches and burn them down.

Anyway, internet comment sections are mostly a lost cause.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 11:40:04 AM »
Jetson,

I'm using Chrome. You have to click the red bar at the bottom that says "show comments".

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 11:42:30 AM »
2,800 comments is too much to wade through on my phone for "the atheists did it" comments.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 02:06:22 PM »
You just do not walk into a church and kill the pastor.  You can bet there was someone's wife involved or some sex related angle to it.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 02:20:57 PM »
Oh shit. I live in Lake Charles. Going to read up about this.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 04:37:57 AM »
Pastor shot during sermon had contact with gunman's wife: Cops

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A Louisiana pastor who was shot dead during a sermon in front of a dozens of parishioners may have had some inappropriate contact — including possibly rape —  with the suspect’s wife, police said Monday.

Perhaps this was his way of proselytizing? Filling her with the spirit?
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 05:36:26 AM »
I wonder is this was just a really bad sermon - I've wondered about shooting minsters in the past when they were really wasting everyone's time with rubbish.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 06:41:48 AM »
Pastor shot during sermon had contact with gunman's wife: Cops

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Wow, did not see that one coming. ;)
A Louisiana pastor who was shot dead during a sermon in front of a dozens of parishioners may have had some inappropriate contact — including possibly rape —  with the suspect’s wife, police said Monday.

Perhaps this was his way of proselytizing? Filling her with the spirit?
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 12:54:41 PM »
You just do not walk into a church and kill the pastor.  You can bet there was someone's wife involved or some sex related angle to it.

Pastor shot during sermon had contact with gunman's wife: Cops

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A Louisiana pastor who was shot dead during a sermon in front of a dozens of parishioners may have had some inappropriate contact — including possibly rape —  with the suspect’s wife, police said Monday.

Perhaps this was his way of proselytizing? Filling her with the spirit?


You called it, Nick. Sad.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 01:00:50 PM »
Sh*t happens, anytime, anywhere, including church.  Piety is no protection against sudden unexpected death.

That's what the take-away here is - if one had not already groked it.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2013, 01:02:39 PM »
If there had only been a good guy with a gun...or a good god with a gun.
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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2013, 01:04:04 PM »
I wonder is this was just a really bad sermon - I've wondered about shooting minsters in the past when they were really wasting everyone's time with rubbish.

My phone showed your text really small, and when I read "really bad sermon" I thought you wrote "[he had] really bad semen".

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2013, 01:08:41 PM »
^^^  Well, he did apparently spill it where he should not have...
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2013, 01:11:16 PM »
^^^  Well, he did apparently spill it where he should not have...

That's what I thought.

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Re: Pastor killed while preaching
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2013, 08:07:15 PM »
Obviously he was not a "One true christiantm"...
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