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09-09-2016, 07:48 AM
Pastor Kills Minister in Argument Over Bible
You can't make this shit up:

Quote:Allen Smith was a retired Baptist minister who spent a lot of his time at a South Shore senior home discussing — and sometimes arguing — the fine points of Scripture with Ted Merchant, a fellow resident starting his own ministry.

Early Monday morning, the two were on the back patio of the Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach for their regular late-night talk about Bible passages when the 67-year-old Merchant pulled a gun and shot the 80-year-old Smith twice in the head, according to police and other residents. He died on the scene.

Merchant fled in a motorized scooter, then got into a black Lincoln Town Car in the parking lot of the assisted living center at 2804 E. 77th St., according to police. That's where officers found him five hours later and arrested him around 6 a.m.

Merchant was charged with first-degree murder and ordered held on $500,000 bond. Police did not say what prompted the shooting, but said it was caught by a surveillance camera. Three people identified Merchant as the shooter, prosecutors said.

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09-09-2016, 08:17 AM
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Guns and insanity
Guns and alcohol
Guns and politics
Guns and religion

All bad combinations.

But, what do you expect with gun ownership so high?

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09-09-2016, 08:22 AM
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(09-09-2016 08:17 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  Guns and insanity
Guns and alcohol
Guns and politics
Guns and religion

All bad combinations.

But, what do you expect with gun ownership so high?

Hey! You'd better revere those guns! They're magic talismans that keep the gub'mint at bay! Tongue

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09-09-2016, 08:25 AM
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(09-09-2016 08:17 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  Guns and insanity
Guns and alcohol
Guns and politics
Guns and religion

All bad combinations.

But, what do you expect with gun ownership so high?

In this particular case we have two less religious nutcases to worry about Thumbsup

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09-09-2016, 08:28 AM
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TTA recently had this ridiculous argument between two Christians, Pops and that other guy (can't remember his name) in a thread that went on for pages. It was all nonsense.

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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09-09-2016, 08:32 AM
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Does it make me a bad person, if I giggled at the thought of some dude busting out of a nursing home on a motorized wheelchair?

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09-09-2016, 09:19 AM
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(09-09-2016 08:32 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Does it make me a bad person, if I giggled at the thought of some dude busting out of a nursing home on a motorized wheelchair?

Guess I'm a bad person too. That old fart must be a hell of a shot to manage two headshots.
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09-09-2016, 09:28 AM
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(09-09-2016 08:32 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Does it make me a bad person, if I giggled at the thought of some dude busting out of a nursing home on a motorized wheelchair?

I must be a truly horrible person because I nearly spat out some coffee I was attempting to swallow while reading it.

Until I saw the bit about the town car, I had this mental image conjured of a slow OJ like chase with a dozen police cars following the scooter.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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09-09-2016, 12:25 PM
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Who in the hell even has a Lincoln Town Car ?
That's the clue something was very amiss. Tongue

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09-09-2016, 01:08 PM
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"...fled on a motorized scooter..." I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me. Shy

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