Gunman opens fire in Tennessee Unitarian Universalist church, 1 killed

Jul 27, 2008 | Posted by: Hesed | Full story: ap.google.com

A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday, injuring eight people and killing a man who witnesses called a hero for shielding others from a shotgun blast.

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Anndee

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THE POINT BEING THERE IS NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT
U.U. FELLOWSHIP
If you wnat to join a social club join the country club or Jaycees.

“Religion is for stupid people”

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Jul 30, 2008
 
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<quoted text>Then you must also feel that liberals who wanted federal funding for abortions wanted to reduce the birth rate in poor minority areas. Some people think abortion is murder of the baby. The Germans saw no problem with getting rid of a few million people but we have them beat with 45 million babies killed
Fetuses aren't human beings. They are part of a woman's body. You're approaching wacko territory when you start comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

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Angel Warrior wrote:
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Of course, your ISP said Knoxville, TN. Let me tell you this you F------ red neck, he targeted children, and the children were playing Annie. The adults realized that he was reloading and subdued him before he went reloading. One man took the shot to save a child. The pellets hit several others, but mostly adults. The attack was aimed at children. He is a coward, and you are too. No matter how you look at it, Mr. Knoxville, it is ugly as hell, and your town is all over the news about this infamy. You can defend this lunatic red neck all you want, but this nation will never forget this Knoxville massacre. Shame on you for defending Mr. Adkisson. Shame on you!
Listen here, you piss hole. I am from the North, Cleveland, if you must know. I am not defending anyone. Am saying get the facts straight. Or are your relatives up here corn picking and piping you information.

What do you know ...down in Florida, besides running your liquid brain out your ass?

Knoxville massacre??????????

~soft laugh shaking head~ two people? Idiot!

Ohhhh.....I see, was a church and you are taking it personal. Geee...sorry...didn't mean to step on your cloud.
Angel Warrior

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I agree.
What I was posting about was the post saying this was a George Bush related crime.
Christian conservative republican.
The last news story I saw said the shooter was a long time fellowship memeber, which doesn't make him Christian.
His former wife that he divorced in 2000 was a member of the UU. He was never a member of the congregation per se. Perhaps he was also targeting his ex-wife. The way I see it is that this is the crime of the intolerant Christian conservative Republicans movement. My point is that regardless he identified with a group or another, are only the conservatives, and the extreme right activists, and the religious right groups, the only one condoning his acts. Some are even calling him a hero in this forum. The case of Mr. Adkisson is is the result of uncontrolled intolerance and what John McCain called the agents of intolerance in America.
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Jul 30, 2008
 
Anndee wrote:
THE POINT BEING THERE IS NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT
U.U. FELLOWSHIP
If you wnat to join a social club join the country club or Jaycees.
Are you suggesting that it is acceptable to open fire in a country club or social club? I do not attend that church but I have friends that do, and they are some of the most sensible, caring and intelligent people you will find. Your remark is moronic, immature and insensitive.
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GARBAGE!
AnnDee: Everyone knows that the only one writting garbage here is you. Nothing you write makes any sense. Why don't you debate my points one by one, and lets have a debate about it. That is what a forum is all about. The reality is that you are an intolerant bigot hypocrite and that you are the advocate of Mr. Adkisson (the child killer). I am here expressing my rage about his murders. You are here supporting him. Lets see who actually is expressing garbage logic here.

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Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I was thinking that it was more of an arrogant statement , but ignorant works too.
I sometimes get them confuse, since they both kind of represent the same to me.:)

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*confused*
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Jul 30, 2008
 
Kimbefly wrote:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the members and friends of the Knoxville UU Church. Blessed be.
we will be praying for you all.

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Anndee, if you were any kind of Christian you would show mercy for victims instead of stomping them down with the mad man. Or is your goal to turn people away from the faith you represent? You certainly are not acting as Christ would - so your a poor representative of your own faith.
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Jul 30, 2008
 
Tennessee wrote:
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You wanted to be a lady preacher??? Have you read the Bible. Women are NOT suppose to be preachers.
Women are suppose to keep their mouth shut in the church. A woman is only suppose to teach other women and children. The men are suppose to be the leaders in the church. God said it not me.
And do you think anyone other than a male supremicist like yourself would want to be part of a religion that teaches that lacking a penis makes you inferior and subordinate?
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Angel Warrior wrote:
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AnnDee: Everyone knows that the only one writting garbage here is you. Nothing you write makes any sense. Why don't you debate my points one by one, and lets have a debate about it. That is what a forum is all about. The reality is that you are an intolerant bigot hypocrite and that you are the advocate of Mr. Adkisson (the child killer). I am here expressing my rage about his murders. You are here supporting him. Lets see who actually is expressing garbage logic here.
I'm am only telling the truth about the so called Church which it isn't.
Everyone is blaming christian's when it isn't a christian church!!!!
Hello what don't you understand?
Do not mistake the U.U. Fellowship for a Christian Church! There is nothing Christian about this group!!!
There are many Wiccans, witches, Pagans, and people with other earth-based spiritualities who lead and worship in Unitarian Universalist congregations. At last count, 19 percent of their members identified with an Earth/Nature centered faith. This is one of the fastest-growing groups within FELLOWSHIP.

The sources of inspiration for the UU faith are too many to be counted, but delegates from each congregation have agreed that one of the predominant sources of our faith is, "Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature."

In addition to modern Paganism, many Unitarian Universalists find spiritual inspiration in other forms of nature-based spirituality, including simple seasonal reverence, modern Transcendentalism, and other nature-honoring paths.

Beliefs Within THE FELLOWSHIP

Humanism
Paganism
Theism / Deism
Buddhism
Judaism
Hinduism
Atheism / Agnosticism
Islam
Other Beliefs
Anndee

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Anndee, if you were any kind of Christian you would show mercy for victims instead of stomping them down with the mad man. Or is your goal to turn people away from the faith you represent? You certainly are not acting as Christ would - so your a poor representative of your own faith.
Exactly where and when have I supported him?
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Anndee, if you were any kind of Christian you would show mercy for victims instead of stomping them down with the mad man. Or is your goal to turn people away from the faith you represent? You certainly are not acting as Christ would - so your a poor representative of your own faith.
Jesus also threw the money changers out of the temple.
He didn't put up with liars and cheats!

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Exactly where and when have I supported him?
"Do not mistake the U.U. Fellowship for a Christian Church! There is nothing Christian about this group!!!"

Says it all buddy, or are you going to hide still, like a coward ?

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No, sounds like a normal statement to me. Anything non-biblical is a cult.
You see, you're a victim of years of desensitization and now you are confused.
You should possibly go look up the definition of "cult". I'm not confused. Seems the brainwashing you've received have left you "confused". Sad, really.
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I assume that your logic is the one that counts here. He had a misdemeanor arrest due to a family marital altercation. It was not until the Republicans took power that people with this type of background were targeted to not finding jobs. Before that, felonies were the only targeted offenses in the job market. Was actually the Republican administration who pissed off lunatics like this Mr. Adkisson, who was already a neo-felon with violent tendencies to snap. I also assume that you will not accept that the destruction of our economy, and our economic depression is the fault of your great Republican administration. You are crazy!
I was not talking politics here but if you wnat me too I will.
Who signed nafta?
Anndee

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"Do not mistake the U.U. Fellowship for a Christian Church! There is nothing Christian about this group!!!"
Says it all buddy, or are you going to hide still, like a coward ?
Love your logic!
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Just stating a fact buddy!
I'm not sure what you know about Christianty
But most Christian's worship Jesus Christ hence Christian.

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Yes , they do condone gay couples and gay marriage. Isn't it amazing what happens when you teach/preach/push anything outside of God's plan and instruction?
BTW, I don't see you as judging. Stating facts or quoting biblical truths is not judgement like the non-believers and atheists always declare. It seems every time someone gets on a forum and states or quotes a declaration of truth, some atheist, liberal, or Christ-hater screams and declares it as "judging" , and they will claim that you are judging when in fact instead of judging , you're exposing. They get angry. Just watch.
Quoting Bible scripture is not stating any truth. It is "judging" when a Christian tells another who doesn't believe exactly as he/she does that they are wrong in their belief. Get it right.

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