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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, May 18, 2008.
And it happened on prayer meeting night
Yikes! ! !
Maybe in this instance, since they knew one another for so many years, the Cops could have let it go (not prosecuted him)
They are both pretty elderly.
But what do I know....
The title of this thread cracked me up :laugh: now that's funny!!
Actually, I am trying to take over Jay Lenos job,
Do yo think I have a chance:laugh:
Yep, you did well...
I have a feeling this guy greatly reduced his chances of getting the loan. Just a feeling...
Yep, you're a shoe in!
You must have been practicing at work since you have a captive audience for hours at a time :thumbs:
Now that gives a whole new meaning to laying on hands.
The proper punishment for this perpetrator would be to put him in charge of a junior high lock-in.
Trust me, he'd change his ways.
Wednesday night Fights, anyone?
The bad part is no one is focusing on the senseless violence of a man who didn't get what he wanted and thought he was justified in hitting the other man. The comments I read were from people who thought it was "funny". Well, I think it's odd that anyone finds violence of any kind (no matter how minor) "funny".
All the comments seem to focus on the fact that they are both Baptists and elderly, and Baptists are being criticized in those comments.
I couldn't agree with you more. It actually saddened me to see some of the replies. It's NOT funny. Or if it is the humor of the matter wears off very fast. It's the duty of the church to handle this situation correctly regardless of whether these 2 men are deacons or whatever.
In a way I agree with you... the church has to handle this with kid gloves...
Ooops... I can't help it... :laugh:
There is humor in it.. 2 old men fighting, and one throws a punch but only hits the other hard enough to make his lip swell...
I made one of the humorous replies. And I agree that this situation is not funny. However, stories like this have become all too common in our churches. Members have disagreements, but they cannot seem to be able to sit down and resolve them. They resort to violence or vandalism or character assassination. For the rest of us, it is a matter of being thankful that our church is not involved -- this time.
The situation with Two Rivers Baptist Church that I have reported in another thread is similar. I have heard snide remarks made about it away from this forum, but it is not funny either. Church members have lost confidence in their pastor and in each other. Another poster on that thread has wondered why churches have to air their dirty laundry. The answer is largely too complicated to describe here. But I would suggest one aspect of the answer is that we cannot set aside our will to compete in order to seek a more spiritual solution. We declare that, if we win disputes, then God's will has been done. If we lose, then God's will has been thwarted. These situations cry out for our humility, but they only get our pride and arrogance. God help us.
I think I understand what you're saying and I think I agree. Sometimes the way things are handled present a lose-lose situation.
Normally in a situation like this where no one is seriously hurt unless the victim presses charges then no arrest would be made. Also someone had to call the police in the first place to get them involved.
Methinks there might be more to this than one disagreement.
Careful, we'll have another new reality TV show...
Either the Baptist or the Geriatrics... :BangHead: