Candlelight Vigil Tonight

Candlelight Vigil Tonight

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Hope

Dallas, TX

#1 Oct 17, 2013
Hope

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 17, 2013
"A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for BriJonne Woods, Romello Steward, Devante Akins, and Billy Carey who lost their lives tragically October 9th. The vigil is sponsored by Brenda Cherry, President of Concerned Citizens for Racial Equality. The event will be lead by Reverend Kendall McAfee. There will be a song by Branderious Dillard. This will be followed by an open mic where anyone wanting to offer a prayer, a song, or a comment may do so. A closing prayer will be given by Stephanie Dowd. The public is invited. The vigil will be held at 7:30pm in front of 435 N.E. 6th St in Paris Texas. Everyone is encouraged to bring a candle."

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

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#3 Oct 17, 2013
I sincerely hope that this memorial will help the grieving families left behind.
be therre

Paris, TX

#4 Oct 17, 2013
searcherfinder wrote:
I sincerely hope that this memorial will help the grieving families left behind.
i will be saleing fried chicken & watermelon but dont take no food stamp cards
Pathetic

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Oct 17, 2013
be therre wrote:
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i will be saleing fried chicken & watermelon but dont take no food stamp cards
You must have a very sad and miserable life.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#6 Oct 17, 2013
Do we really want to "honor" the lives of these men? Having been murdered doesn't change what they were.

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“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

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#7 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
Do we really want to "honor" the lives of these men? Having been murdered doesn't change what they were.
This is just my opinion, but I think that just as funerals are for the living, so are memorials. For the parents and family and loved ones of these who were so brutally murdered, the pain isn't lessened by the fact that perhaps they were involved in a criminal act. It's the loss of their child, brother, father, etc. It's for these that memorials help to heal and give some solace to. It doesn't cost anything to feel empathy and sympathy for the ones left behind.

I lost a nephew to aids back in the early '90s. I had no idea he was gay, but his death stunned me and hurt so bad I couldn't believe it. I'd helped raise him till he got old enough to stay home alone and I loved him despite of the circumstances of his death.
Jesus Wept

Dallas, TX

#8 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
Do we really want to "honor" the lives of these men? Having been murdered doesn't change what they were.
I don't know what YOU want to do but there are many who believe in the true meaning of the Christian spirit, the bible, and brotherly love. I'm sure the vigil will be packed with the love of the community. You can stay home and sit in judgement for I'm sure you're without sin.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#9 Oct 17, 2013
I won't be going. I don't think it's right to lift these men up to our children as examples. By making a big display of sympathy and according them sainthood, we tell our children that these were good men to be emulated. And that's not the case. They were men whose deeds caught up with them.

To look at it another way, suppose that when their murderer(s) is/are discovered, that they are killed in a shootout with the police. Will you attend their candlelight vigil?
Think about it

Paris, TX

#10 Oct 17, 2013
Jesus Wept wrote:
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I don't know what YOU want to do but there are many who believe in the true meaning of the Christian spirit, the bible, and brotherly love. I'm sure the vigil will be packed with the love of the community. You can stay home and sit in judgement for I'm sure you're without sin.
The vigil may also be packed with drug dealers and gang members, for that's the type "friends" these men had. I don't know about you, but I'd be concerned about safety there. It wouldn't surprise me if something violent happens before, after, or during this love fest.

Being a Christian doesn't mean that you turn a blind eye to sin. It means that you speak the truth. I don't have to judge -- I can look on the criminal records website and see the facts.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#11 Oct 17, 2013
By the way -- the scripture you use -- "Jesus wept"?

Jesus was weeping for a righteous man who died from illness.
nope

Paris, TX

#12 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
I won't be going. I don't think it's right to lift these men up to our children as examples. By making a big display of sympathy and according them sainthood, we tell our children that these were good men to be emulated. And that's not the case. They were men whose deeds caught up with them.
To look at it another way, suppose that when their murderer(s) is/are discovered, that they are killed in a shootout with the police. Will you attend their candlelight vigil?
Hell no.
Jesus Wept

Dallas, TX

#13 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
I won't be going. I don't think it's right to lift these men up to our children as examples. By making a big display of sympathy and according them sainthood, we tell our children that these were good men to be emulated. And that's not the case. They were men whose deeds caught up with them.
To look at it another way, suppose that when their murderer(s) is/are discovered, that they are killed in a shootout with the police. Will you attend their candlelight vigil?
I don't think anyone would want you there since its not about hatred. Stay home. Stop worrying about it. There will be a crowd of people and they probably won't notice that you didn't come.
Jesus Wept

Dallas, TX

#14 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
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The vigil may also be packed with drug dealers and gang members, for that's the type "friends" these men had. I don't know about you, but I'd be concerned about safety there. It wouldn't surprise me if something violent happens before, after, or during this love fest.
Being a Christian doesn't mean that you turn a blind eye to sin. It means that you speak the truth. I don't have to judge -- I can look on the criminal records website and see the facts.
Sounds like a candlelight vigil is a really scary event for someone like you.

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

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#15 Oct 17, 2013
Think about it wrote:
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The vigil may also be packed with drug dealers and gang members, for that's the type "friends" these men had. I don't know about you, but I'd be concerned about safety there. It wouldn't surprise me if something violent happens before, after, or during this love fest.
Being a Christian doesn't mean that you turn a blind eye to sin. It means that you speak the truth. I don't have to judge -- I can look on the criminal records website and see the facts.
You know, those are the exact kind of people that Jesus would minister to. He didn't go around with his nose in the air with a holier than thou attitude. He went where people needed Him and what He had to teach and minister to them.
I didn't go either, but not from fear or anything else, but that I don't usually go to anything like that, be it white or black.
chapis3208

United States

#16 Oct 17, 2013
u know what the,are drug dealers of every color NOT JUST BLACK.... GOD SEES NO COLOR.... he sees we have hearts and all blood is blue... just because of a dope dealer or wutever..... they,still have a,family that loved them... a Mother B rothers SIsters Fathers aunts uncles cousin children.... so y in the hell dies it matter wut freakin color they were.... everyone has a heart feelings... u think their family doesnt feel that they have had their hearts ripped out.... thats wut u worry about..... the hurt they r feeling not because they were black ... thats whats wrong with the world today..... everyone always in someones business... im now ginna step down off my,soap box.... because u r no one to judge anyone else thank u and have nice night
pitiful

Houston, TX

#17 Oct 18, 2013
Think about it wrote:
Do we really want to "honor" the lives of these men? Having been murdered doesn't change what they were.
Having been murdered does'nt change the fact that they were human. They msde mistakes just as you and every one of us have. They were loved by theit family and friends. You could tell that by the turn out. Nobody missed you and your opinion does' nt matter.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#18 Oct 18, 2013
Jesus Wept wrote:
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I don't think anyone would want you there since its not about hatred. Stay home. Stop worrying about it. There will be a crowd of people and they probably won't notice that you didn't come.
Perhaps you'd point out where I said I hated anybody. Hating people isn't the issue here -- unless you consider that people who sell drugs, engage in other criminal activity, and associate with other known criminals aren't exactly exhibiting love for the law-abiding people in their community.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#19 Oct 18, 2013
Jesus Wept wrote:
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Sounds like a candlelight vigil is a really scary event for someone like you.
Scared? No. Realistic? Yes.
Think about it

Paris, TX

#20 Oct 18, 2013
searcherfinder wrote:
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You know, those are the exact kind of people that Jesus would minister to. He didn't go around with his nose in the air with a holier than thou attitude. He went where people needed Him and what He had to teach and minister to them.
I didn't go either, but not from fear or anything else, but that I don't usually go to anything like that, be it white or black.
Yes, Jesus would minister to those people. But you know what He would have told them? "Go and sin no more." I somehow don't believe that He would have been at a candlelight vigil talking about them being His children when the evidence doesn't seem to support that view.

Yes, Jesus would minister to those people. But when they repeatedly reject Him, He doesn't continue to go after them -- Read about the young man who went away sorrowful because He didn't accept what Jesus said about entering the Kingdom. Jesus didn't say, "Oh, well you're a good man, and you have a momma and a daddy who love you and will grieve for you when you're dead, and you've not had the advantages other people have had, so I'll make an exception for you."

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