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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Crackpot Attacks Roman Catholic Church In Alabama

Something tells me this guy has distilled way too many Chick tracts and Alberto comics.

One rule of thumb: Any long haired bearded guy with a "common law" wife who regularly has visions from God is usually gonna stir up trouble.

By the way, why do these sorts of things always happen in Alabama or Mississippi? You never read in the paper a headline that says, "Martha's Vineyard man attacks Catholic altar after allegedly receiving vision from God." Just wondering out loud.

6 Comments:

Blogger Pecadillo said...

Perhaps Moon Pies and RC Cola have some kind of effect on the brain that causes ill-conceived attacks on "them there Catholics" seem like a good idea.

9:14 AM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

It is either that or deep fried things.

Fred

9:17 AM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger Paul Lamey said...

This happened in our sister city- Decatur. I think it is funny how the "this always happens" in Alabama mindset has shown its face once again. When I served at GCC-CA, it was a common occurence to see men led away in handcuffs for trying all sorts of crazy stuff.I was there when a man in a Roman helment and a spear showed up in MacArthur's office one Sunday morning. There was also the time a crack head was shot dead in the parking lot by an off-duty cop. And can we forget the many times that the wacky Darwin Fish was given a ride home in the back of a police car? Our AL nut cases have a lot to learn from your CA nuts. By the way I wish it could be explained by RC cola and moon pies (something I have not seen here in twenty years). I think only man's sinful nature gets credit for this one.

9:54 AM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Paul,
I am just picking at the southern stereotype just a bit. Being from the south, I sort of relish it.

Truth be told, I think I have seen more kooks and nutballs here in CA than all my times growing up in Arkansas. Amazingly, as you point out, John and Grace Church just attract this sort of thing and it is a wonder some of the weirdos who show up at Grace haven't done something to gather national news attention, or even local news attention. I have told Phil he needs to blog on all the notorious incidents. He still hasn't taken me up on it.

As for Alabama being devoid of RC and Moon pies, I find that to be a bit troubling. What is Alabama with out RC and Moon Pies?

Fred

10:08 AM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Paul Lamey said...

I understand. The shortage of RC and Moonpies is a problem that we are watching. When you come, bring the parchments and my cloak...but especially the RC and moonpies.

Paul, the apostle to the rednecks

11:57 AM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Well Fred, as my old homiletics instructor liked to say, "where there's light, there's bugs."

Being a former security guard at GCC, I have seen my share of lunacy.

8:11 PM, October 07, 2005  

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