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So my pastor from back in the day was just shot and killed

redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfixRegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Social Entropy++
This is pretty messed up.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/03/08/church.shooting/
(CNN) -- Five people, including a church pastor, were shot inside the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Illinois, a police dispatcher told CNN on Sunday.
The First Baptist Church of Maryville where police say five people were shot Sunday.

At least one person is dead, a St. Louis hospital official told CNN.

The shooting occurred during a church service, the dispatcher said. The suspect was stabbed by parishioners who wrestled him to the ground.

The most seriously injured people were flown by helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital, and the motive for the shooting is not currently known, police said.

Maryville is about 10 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.

O, for some reason this story didn't mention it, but it's the pastor that died.

This is pretty fucked up, and there's a decent chance I know some of the people that also got shot. I mean, I haven't been particularly religious for years, but that's the guy that baptized me when I was 16, 11 years ago.

Weird weird weird.

Also, the bolded part. Apparently someone in the congregation just happened to have a knife on them? Ha. The church does serve a considerable about of rural area, so that's not that surprising i guess.

Anyway, a thing happened, and i'm making a thread about it.
ugh.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

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    tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I saw this on the news an hour ago

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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Somebody had a knife in church?

    Good for that guy I guess.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    Somebody had a knife in church?

    Good for that guy I guess.

    ain't so odd

    i carry a pocket knife on me at all times

    not a big one, just a little thing

    but shit if i had to defend myself from a crazed man with a gun who shot the pastor, you bet i'd give'er with anything i had on hand, including my pocket knife

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I just read about this a few minutes ago on my RSS news feed.

    Damn, sorry to hear about your pastor, dude.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    Somebody had a knife in church?

    Good for that guy I guess.

    ain't so odd

    i carry a pocket knife on me at all times

    not a big one, just a little thing

    but shit if i had to defend myself from a crazed man with a gun who shot the pastor, you bet i'd give'er with anything i had on hand, including my pocket knife
    same thing with my dad.

    heck, they probably coulda stopped the guy with pens or something similar.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    well at least that's good

    it could've gone a lot worse, that many people and some kind of nut with a gun

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    Still takes balls though. Numbers or not.

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Jealous. I would shoot the pastor at my church job if it wouldn't be so obvious I did it

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    Still takes balls though. Numbers or not.

    Indeed

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this is absolutely horrible

    I was just about to leave for church too

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    Still takes balls though. Numbers or not.

    i would like to think that in a situation like that, i would be the sort of guy to put myself at risk and try to stop the guy, especially if i wasn't acting alone

    but the truth is you really have no idea until you're in a spot like that

    it's entirely possible i'd just panic and try to run/protect myself like a lot of folk

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    Still takes balls though. Numbers or not.

    Indeed

    i'm not even slightly disputing this

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    at least people stopped him

    could've been a lot worse if people just panicked and did nothing

    considering the sanctuary seats like 1000 people, it was probably a little easier for individuals to decide to intervene. strength in numbers, etc etc.

    Still takes balls though. Numbers or not.

    i would like to think that in a situation like that, i would be the sort of guy to put myself at risk and try to stop the guy, especially if i wasn't acting alone

    but the truth is you really have no idea until you're in a spot like that

    it's entirely possible i'd just panic and try to run/protect myself like a lot of folk
    yeah, I hear you
    I'd like to think that as well and it's the rational thing to do arguably
    but you just don't know until the shit actually hits the fan

    sorry to hear this fenix
    just terrible

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i mean, crazy guy with a knife?

    i'd try to take him down, no hesitation

    i know how to deal with a dude with a knife

    but a guy with a gun? man

    i just don't know

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    DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    in the cnn article, it says the suspect tried to stab himself...

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The suspect then pulled out a knife and wounded himself, Timmins said. Two worshippers who were attempting to detain him were also injured by the knife.

    holy fuck

    dude was a whole fuck-pile of crazy

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    they keep updating the story, cause it just happened

    but yeah, that's pretty fucked.

    my always-skeptical wife thinks that maybe the dude wasn't all that he seemed to be, and that however nuts, the shooter had an actual motive

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    crazy people can have motives

    they still crazy

    you murder a pastor in front of his congregation and then try to knife yourself to death, you're a crazy person

    might be reasons why you crazy, or why your crazy manifested in such a fashion

    but still

    crazy

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    DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    they keep updating the story, cause it just happened

    but yeah, that's pretty fucked.

    my always-skeptical wife thinks that maybe the dude wasn't all that he seemed to be, and that however nuts, the shooter had an actual motive

    ah, ok, noted

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Pony wrote: »
    i mean, crazy guy with a knife?

    i'd try to take him down, no hesitation

    i know how to deal with a dude with a knife

    but a guy with a gun? man

    i just don't know

    Your logic is backwards. A crazy guy with a knife can't shoot you in the back when you're running away.

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Unless it's a knife that shoots guns

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Superman's (old TV show/movie serials, not comics) one weakness: the knife that shot guns.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Unless it's a knife that shoots guns

    that is my second greatest fear

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    mr pip sir what is your greatest fear

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    a bear that is capable of wielding a knife that shoots guns

    or, that I die alone

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Carnies. Circus folk. Smell like cabbage.

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    RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    a bear that is capable of wielding a knife that shoots guns

    or, that I die alone

    If you'd ever tried to train a bear before you'd know that knife wielding is one of the easiest things to teach them.

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    zanmattozanmatto Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    a bear that is capable of wielding a knife that shoots guns

    or, that I die alone

    If you'd ever tried to train a bear before you'd know that knife wielding is one of the easiest things to teach them.

    that is mortifying

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    a bear that is capable of wielding a knife that shoots guns

    or, that I die alone

    If you'd ever tried to train a bear before you'd know that knife wielding is one of the easiest things to teach them.
    RocketScience used to work for a Russian circus, I'm assuming.

    or has some weird "raped by a bear" fetish I was previously unaware of.

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Surely a bear with a knife is less dangerous than one without a knife? Unless it somehow knew how to throw the knife with deadly accuracy.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    the bear has been engineered

    its claws are now knives

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    knives that shoot guns that fire knives while in flight

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    Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    knives that shoot guns that fire knives while in flight
    coming soon to an animes near you.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    knives that shoot guns that fire knives while in flight
    and the knives are surrounded by cold fire
    which is somehow much worse than normal fire

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    the fire is made from scorpions

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    and the scorpions have aids





    and are communists

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this page is scary

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    redfenix that's really terrible, i'm sorry

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