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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 01:55 PM

Lutheran pastor Blames Texas Church Shooting On God

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Some in our nation are just insane:


When The Saints Of First Baptist Church Were Murdered, God Was Answering Their Prayers

Sometimes, God's will is done by allowing temporal evil to be the means through which he delivers us from eternal evil.

“Prayers don’t work. We need legislation.” This has been many secular progressives’ mantra in response to recent mass shootings in America. On Sunday, after a gunman murdered more than 20 people during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some of them found proof of the powerlessness of prayer.

Via the federalist, link removed by request

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Reply Lutheran pastor Blames Texas Church Shooting On God (Original post)
HAB911 Nov 2017 OP
gopiscrap Nov 2017 #1
malaise Nov 2017 #3
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2017 #2
HAB911 Nov 2017 #4
Dirty Socialist Nov 2017 #5
demmiblue Nov 2017 #6
HAB911 Nov 2017 #7
demmiblue Nov 2017 #10
HAB911 Nov 2017 #11
demmiblue Nov 2017 #12
HAB911 Nov 2017 #13
demmiblue Nov 2017 #14
HAB911 Nov 2017 #17
3catwoman3 Nov 2017 #8
dembotoz Nov 2017 #9
struggle4progress Nov 2017 #15
treestar Nov 2017 #16
Nonhlanhla Nov 2017 #18

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 01:56 PM

1. that's sad

I would expect better theology from a Lutheran pastor

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:00 PM

3. He is correct

You need legislation to remove assault weapons and these magazines that allow so many to die in minutes.
Praying after they are slaughtered, babbling rubbish like it's their gawd's will and spewing shit like more could be dead are exercises in stupidity.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 01:59 PM

2. Percent of our nation that appear to be insane

http://news.gallup.com/poll/201617/gallup-daily-trump-job-approval.aspx

currently at 37%. That is a shit load of insane.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:03 PM

4. bare minimum

it took a lot more moderately insane to elect

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:04 PM

5. The Kooky One Gets The Attention

Again

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:04 PM

6. Unrec. for source. n/t

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:10 PM

10. Because Raw Story... lol!

If you want to directly link to right-wing sources... .

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:12 PM

11. My theory is

not to put head in sand. I can't make fun of religionists if I ignore them!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:18 PM

12. My theory is: DU has become more and more amenable to...

directly linking to/accepting right-wing sources.

Meh...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:20 PM

13. DU should be amenable to making fun of right-wing sources

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:25 PM

14. Giving them exposure and clicks is not making fun of them. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:37 PM

17. link removed

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:06 PM

8. Sometimes, God's will is done by allowing temporal evil to be the means...

...through which he delivers us from eternal evil."

Oh, BULLSHIT!!!

10 years ago, there was a car-truck collision in Rochester, NY, (my hometown) that resulted in the deaths of 5 young women who had just graduated from high school a few days before. IIRC, one was an only child, and her understandably devastated mother was quoted as saying, "I don't want her at God's table. I want her at MY table."

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:10 PM

9. You can pray and lament too few lifeboats on the Titanic or u can add more lifeboats on other ships

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:27 PM

15. Rightwing nutcase from rightwing Missouri Synod posts at rightwing website

I wonder if there's some sort of pattern there

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:31 PM

16. There's a Mark Twain short story

with a theme along those lines. See later some of the victims might have done something sinful. So if they go now they can go to heaven.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 02:45 PM

18. Let me guess: Missouri Synod?

They're an offshoot of the Lutheran church, and super-conservative and looney. The mainstream Lutheran Church is a bastion of liberalism, especially compared to those loons. But those are always the folks who get quoted in the press, because they make the most outrageous remarks.

Sigh.

(I should add that although I am not Lutheran, I currently attend a Lutheran church when I do get to church, and they are anti-racist, anti-Trumpist, pro-gay, etc. And I have several Lutheran friends - same thing there. I just find these rightwing "christians" so exhausting.

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