Church shooting

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by SWAGA, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. SWAGA

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  2. histed

    histed Supporting Member

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    Sad is right. One of the reasons we have security at our church now. Supposed to be a place of peace and sanctuary, now often just another soft target.
     

  3. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    That's why I carry at church. I agree it's sad that you have too, but that's the way our world is now.

    Ironically, if these shooters were in church every week themselves, worshiping the Lord, we wouldn't need to worry about protecting ourselves from them
     
  4. wizard

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    This is really terrible. Makes me think of the recent church shooting
    in Charleston, SC. Back in the day people in general had more respect
    now they bring violence even into the church.
     
  5. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Sometimes we have to chuckle at church. We have more CCW holders than NON CCW holders on certain Sundays!
     
  6. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    You're making a mistake, though it's an understandable one. You make a distinction of "need" and "in church." The church really isn't that special. Take it out of the sentence for accuracy. "It's a sad sad world if you need to conceal carry because of people like this."

    A statistically significant portion of humanity just plain sucks.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  7. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    As far as I can tell, the concept of a Church being some sort of Sanctuary from violence dates to the Middle Ages and was only possible because the Church was powerful enough to immolate anyone who violated their Sanctuary rules.

    Immolate, not arrest. Not "quick suicide." Not presented as a "troubled soul" and have your "manifesto" read by everyone. Labeled a heretic, condemned to hell in the minds of anyone you still care about, and then horribly tortured to death by fire. Think about that.

    Holy Ground as a Sanctuary from Violence is only possible through the most horrific application of violence upon violators.

    Interesting dichotomy, no?

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  8. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_asylum#Medieval_England

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  9. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Thank you for Kirkifying the discussion.
     
  10. ArmyScout

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    Churches are a soft spot for people who want to kill someone. More and more people in the U.S. are turning away from religious beliefs. For those who do not believe in God, the Church is just another building. That should not be very difficult to understand.
     
  11. exactly, to people who never grew up in a church, never understood the solemn it holds for there family and friends. They certainly could care less if they carry out crimes there.
     
  12. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    My 14 YO son just looks at me and said, "Dad, stop nerding it up."

    Literally. No joke.

    Last night as I was driving him and his cousins to a teen specific church function, he was reading from a book and decided he'd found something funny, "Dad," says he then proceeded to read, "Why are Boxing Ring's square?" <chuckle chuckle> "Well," I replied, "I can tell you exactly why but you'd probably think it's pretty boring." "It's a joke; stop nerding it up." :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  13. well what was the punchline?

    you cant just leave me hanging here. I love dad jokes, I have a feeling you are terrible at them.
     
  14. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    That is the joke.

    "Why is a Boxing Ring square?"

    [​IMG]

    :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  15. I get it, I get it. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: OHHHH I CANT STOP :rofl::rofl::cool:
     
  16. Rerun

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  17. SWAGA

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  18. Rerun

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    You know, like Chicago style shootings?

    eldar
     
  19. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    I'm surprised that this thread has the word "church" in the title and it hasn't made it's way to the darkrooms yet :D:stir::nahnah::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  20. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Not unless it takes a religious turn, which it hasn't.
    There's a reason why guns are taken away in domestic violence cases.
    Not that it would help mind you, we'd be reading about a stabbing in church.
    I hate these 'domestic violence' types.
    Shoot your ex in the face and shoot at your own kid.
    WTF over.