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Another shooting rocks the world

Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Verum » Nov 6th, 2017, 10:20 am

Glacier wrote:No one is jumping to conclusions except you perhaps as you jump to the conclusion that people are jumping to conclusions. We are discussing this shooting. We are putting forward information based upon the information out there. That's how things work in the world, bud. Someone puts forward an idea, an argument, a theory, and then we refine it with criticism and new evidence.

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Some examples of conclusions being posted:
An intelligent guess would be: was it Antifa or Islam? I'm going with antifa since ISIS isn't mentioned in the news article.

I suppose it could be white nationalists, but they say it's a small town so probably a white or mixed race church.


He was a member of the UAF party (antifa) just doing what leftists normally do.


Another white christain terrorist


Judging by his LinkedIn account, he was a leftist SJW Christian


This kind of discussion is unhelpful for a number of reasons. Firstly, some will continue to believe the narrative if it supports their bias, even if said narrative is later debunked. Secondly, the sensational coverage by press and people in general is known to embolden "copycats" and as good citizens, it is our responsibility to keep coverage and discussion factual and almost boring.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Verum » Nov 6th, 2017, 10:28 am


One could just as easily say that "If you're responding to a massacre at a church by promoting prayer, please shut up". To some it is as offensive to promote prayer publicly as a response as it is to be told by others that it is stupid to pray. The fact is that pretty much nobody is saying that you shouldn't pray or that to do so is stupid, just that you should keep it to yourself and rather politicians should post meaningful responses because prayer is not part of the solution in a country with separation of church and state.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Farmmaa » Nov 6th, 2017, 10:37 am

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please provide link that says he was a christian, no one seems to have seen one except you


It would seem that everyone, except you, looked at the link provided on the previous page where his profile clearly states that he not only went to bible camp, but also taught the word of god to children at bible camps.
I'd say that qualifies one as a Christian...no ?
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby the truth » Nov 6th, 2017, 10:40 am

missed it, thanks
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 10:49 am

Verum wrote:This kind of discussion is unhelpful for a number of reasons. Firstly, some will continue to believe the narrative if it supports their bias, even if said narrative is later debunked. Secondly, the sensational coverage by press and people in general is known to embolden "copycats" and as good citizens, it is our responsibility to keep coverage and discussion factual and almost boring.

And also this:

Farmmaa wrote:It would seem that everyone, except you, looked at the link provided on the previous page where his profile clearly states that he not only went to bible camp, but also taught the word of god to children at bible camps.
I'd say that qualifies one as a Christian...no ?


No, this comment is not unhelpful or disgusting or any other pejorative word you can dream up. Farmmaa is drawing logical conclusions. Sorry you don't like it, but he is allowed to do this, and no it is not unhelpful. It's actually helpful because it's based on a fact.

If it turns out that he was an anti-Christian bigot, and Farmmaa and I wrong about him being a Christian (I'm already learning toward the atheist theory), and we do not change our tune, we are then being unhelpful. If we post false information we are being unhelpful, BUT if we post facts like "his LinkedIn page stated he worked at a bible camp" that is helpful because it's a fact.

By contrast, if we were stating that CNN is claiming he was Islamic terrorist, that is unhelpful and a lie and #FakeNews.

I'm actually quite careful about what I post, but it's stupid to never draw any conclusions about anything until All the facts are out since all the facts never come out. To wait that long is to put reasonable conclusions on the same level as crazy conspiracy theories.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Verum » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:06 am

Glacier wrote:
Verum wrote:This kind of discussion is unhelpful for a number of reasons. Firstly, some will continue to believe the narrative if it supports their bias, even if said narrative is later debunked. Secondly, the sensational coverage by press and people in general is known to embolden "copycats" and as good citizens, it is our responsibility to keep coverage and discussion factual and almost boring.

And also this:

Farmmaa wrote:It would seem that everyone, except you, looked at the link provided on the previous page where his profile clearly states that he not only went to bible camp, but also taught the word of god to children at bible camps.
I'd say that qualifies one as a Christian...no ?


No, this comment is not unhelpful or disgusting or any other pejorative word you can dream up. Farmmaa is drawing logical conclusions. Sorry you don't like it, but he is allowed to do this, and no it is not unhelpful. It's actually helpful because it's based on a fact.

If it turns out that he was an anti-Christian bigot, and Farmmaa and I wrong about him being a Christian (I'm already learning toward the atheist theory), and we do not change our tune, we are then being unhelpful. If we post false information we are being unhelpful, BUT if we post facts like "his LinkedIn page stated he worked at a bible camp" that is helpful because it's a fact.

By contrast, if we were stating that CNN is claiming he was Islamic terrorist, that is unhelpful and a lie and #FakeNews.

I'm actually quite careful about what I post, but it's stupid to never draw any conclusions about anything until All the facts are out since all the facts never come out. To wait that long is to put reasonable conclusions on the same level as crazy conspiracy theories.

I never said these comments were disgusting, so please do not put words in my mouth. Additionally, I didn't directly comment on Farmmaa's comments at all. I was in particular targeting those who made completely baseless comments around the likes of Antifa, or SJW Christian, or even White Christian terrorist. These were at best huge leaps of faith, and at worst just simple outpourings of ignorant bias. Posting facts, good. Posting well supported theories, where such are clearly claimed as such, fine. But posting sensational, unfounded and personal biases do nothing to further the discussion constructively and are in all likelihood more damaging than anything else.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby GenesisGT » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:06 am

Boda wrote:
Glacier wrote: He was clearly a bad man who was banned from owning guns given his military discharge.


It is my understanding the comment quoted above is incorrect.
Mr. Kelley was not "dishonorably discharged" from the military leaving him with legal status to buy guns in the US.
It's the American way.
If more of those parishioners were "packin" his wouldn't have happened.

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I can't dispute "He was clearly a bad man" part of the quote tho.


Two things have been reported one being that he was discharged under a Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD). If this is true then he would be legally allowed to purchase guns. And if he was Dishonorable Discharged (DD) US federal law prohibits possession of firearms by those who have been dishonorably discharged[17] per the Gun Control Act of 1968. Until this is clear it is to soon to say if he purchased the weapons illegally or not, or if his paperwork was not up to date.

A Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD), can only be given by a court-martial (either special or general) as punishment to an enlisted service-member. Bad conduct discharges are often preceded by a period of confinement in a military prison. The discharge itself is not executed until completion of both confinement and the appellate review process.
Virtually all veterans' benefits are forfeited by a Bad Conduct Discharge; BCD recipients are not eligible for VA disability compensation in accordance with 38 CFR 3.12.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:23 am

Verum wrote:I never said these comments were disgusting, so please do not put words in my mouth. Additionally, I didn't directly comment on Farmmaa's comments at all. I was in particular targeting those who made completely baseless comments around the likes of Antifa, or SJW Christian, or even White Christian terrorist. These were at best huge leaps of faith, and at worst just simple outpourings of ignorant bias. Posting facts, good. Posting well supported theories, where such are clearly claimed as such, fine. But posting sensational, unfounded and personal biases do nothing to further the discussion constructively and are in all likelihood more damaging than anything else.

If you look at the LinkedIn account you will see SJW interests plus work at a Christian camp. To notice from that page that he could be leftist or christian is NOT baseless. It's not sensationalist at all. There are conflicting pieces of information right now. The media is pointing toward an atheist anti-Christian bigot and LinkedIn is pointing toward being a Christian. Discussing which is more weight, etc. is NOT unhelpful. It's a starting point to try and figure out what the hell is going on here.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby GenesisGT » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:32 am

Reported screen capture of his FB page show under likes show various atheist groups, this being the main source of information about whether he was an atheist or not. And on the teaching at a bible camp, it was commented on by one of the people that went to school with him, that he attended "one" day as a counselor.

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Poindexter » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:44 am

It's looking as though religion had nothing to do with this, reports now are saying it's very likely he was hunting for his mother in law whom he thought would be at the church.

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https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bbc.com ... a-41892838

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby the truth » Nov 6th, 2017, 11:59 am

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Poindexter wrote:It's looking as though religion had nothing to do with this, reports now are saying it's very likely he was hunting for his mother in law whom he thought would be at the church.

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https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bbc.com ... a-41892838

My first thought was, "why didn't he just show up at her house?" But then I remembered that his was a small town in Texas, so probably everyone has guns, thus he probably wouldn't even get close to the house before being shot dead. Church is a great place to commit mass murder since no one brings guns to church.

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Farmmaa » Nov 6th, 2017, 1:54 pm

GenesisGT wrote:Reported screen capture of his FB page show under likes show various atheist groups, this being the main source of information about whether he was an atheist or not. And on the teaching at a bible camp, it was commented on by one of the people that went to school with him, that he attended "one" day as a counselor.


Here's the thing about him 'liking' a few atheist FB pages..... so what ?
It says absolutely zero about this beliefs or views.

There are probably just as many, if not more, right-wing Christian apologists on those pages as actual atheists.
In fact, it was one such woman who started this whole atheist blame thing when she saw his name on the page....which means that she was also following the same page.

It was also commented on that none of the people who commented were actual friends of his, therefore, just a bunch of speculation from people who didn't really even know him.

So, hey, here's a thought - lets wait for....facts.

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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Farmmaa wrote:So, hey, here's a thought - lets wait for....facts.

Says the guy who called him a Christian...What I think you mean is, "let's wait until the facts fit my narrative."

Anyway, here's a better idea. Take the available facts, and construct a story from that. If new facts come to light which contradict your theory, adjust your theory until it matches with the facts.

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