Man charged in Tenn. church shooting

Man charged in Tenn. church shooting

There are 49 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 8, 2009, titled Man charged in Tenn. church shooting. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A pastor shot and killed during his Sunday sermon deflected the first of the gunman's four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene that congregants ...

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New Hartford, CT

#41 Mar 14, 2009
If "organized religion" would come down to earth, especially the Catholics, and take care of their people instead of turning homophobic leaders loose time after time on innocent parishioners, they might stop the severe losses of their "flock".
Rick

North Salem, NY

#42 Mar 14, 2009
Pat wrote:
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He is where he always is and has always been, in the imagination of the believer.
You are in for a surprise.
Pat

Granby, CT

#43 Mar 15, 2009
Rick wrote:
<quoted text> You are in for a surprise.
You are living in la la land.
Heretic

Tolland, CT

#44 Mar 15, 2009
Pat wrote:
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No, not really. It just affirms to us how silly it is to believe there is any god. No god would humiliate his preacher of the gospel by allowing him to be shot dead in the pulpit while preaching about god now would he? The only place god exists is in the imagination of the believer.
Well, actually it also takes a very big god to allow his son to be executed slowly and painfully by one of the most brutal means ever created, in order to take the heat for all the wrong we ever did and ever will.
I'm not a fool, but I AM very grateful.
Hope you find God some day, you'll be amazed at his capacity for love. And amazed at the additional capacity it will give you.
Try not to let organized religion get in the way of allowing yourself to know the living God.
Pope is a Ponzi scheme

Wethersfield, CT

#45 Mar 15, 2009
May God bless you abundantly in this your time of need. May your heart heal. May love enter your life easily. May your faith, your family and your family help you in every way you need assistance. May the universe conspire to heal you wholly. You are loved and beloved. May you feel this love and let it heal you.
Pat

Granby, CT

#46 Mar 16, 2009
Heretic wrote:
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Well, actually it also takes a very big god to allow his son to be executed slowly and painfully by one of the most brutal means ever created, in order to take the heat for all the wrong we ever did and ever will.
I'm not a fool, but I AM very grateful.
Hope you find God some day, you'll be amazed at his capacity for love. And amazed at the additional capacity it will give you.
Try not to let organized religion get in the way of allowing yourself to know the living God.
I don't need your imaginary man to save me from himself. Thanks anyway.

Plus, your god is ultimately responsible for all sins anyway. God is the one who made imperfect humans and gave them free will, no? Did god screw up and not realize what would result from his behavior or did god know that man would then sin and he created us this way just so he would then have something he could punish? Which is it? Did your invisble love daddy know sin would result from his own willful behavior or did he screw up?
You haven't given your fairytale much thought have you?
carnal mind

Hartford, CT

#47 Mar 18, 2009
There are many who will not understand thios b/c the Bible tells us that the carnal mind cannot discern the things of the spiritual minded. You either get it or not!
Jim wrote:
Where was God? Was He snoozing? On vacation? Did he blink? Even the Biblical writer, David demanded and questioned, "Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever.
Why do You hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression?" The Bible assures that "rain" falls on the just and the unjust alike". I'm sure the ancient character Job had many questions during his losses. Though questions are natural to ask, they do not diminish the truth that God is, and that God cares, and that God is and was there. A little girl escaped a horrific fire which totally consumed her house. Someone asked, "Where was her mother?" Another said, "Her mother is in the ambulance with severe burns covering her body. She will be scarred for life. But if it were not for her mother, this little girl would have died." We say, "That mother was better than God because she saved her little girl." God reminds us that this life is but a vapor, passing so quickly. He was scarred for life that we might have everlasting life- the life he intended for us in the first place. But His decision to give us the power to choose whether to love Him or not, also gave us the power to put this life in its fallen state. Praise God that He was there, is there, and will always be there. He has spared us from an eternal fallen state because He was there in the fullness of time. Watch that church. I believe you will see God where He dwells- not in buildings, but in the hearts of all who believe in Him.
carnal mind

Hartford, CT

#48 Mar 18, 2009
No need to argue as every Word will come to pass.
Pat wrote:
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So what. Any scientist who beleives in god is a hypocrite then like any othr theist, having one standard of proof used in their work and zero standard of proof for the religion.
Einstein denied strong atheism - the belief there is no god, but Einstein clearly did not beleive in god either which means he was still an atheist by definition. He beleived in nature and he rejected anything supernatural as foolish.
carnal mind

Hartford, CT

#49 Mar 18, 2009
More like a rude awakening where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!
Rick wrote:
<quoted text> You are in for a surprise.

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