From a blog called "Deep Thoughts"



Toby Stangel went on a shooting spree in Hawaii, killing a mother of 10 and wounding several others. By all accounts, the shootings were the random acts of a troubled youth. Stangel’s father is the pastor of North Shore Christian Fellowship. Stangel grew up in the church but always had problems.

Toby Stangel was charged Saturday night with murder, seven counts of attempted murder and firearms charges and was being held in lieu of $5 million bail after he allegedly killed a mother of 10 and wounded two others in a 17-minute shooting spree that stretched from Kaimuki to Aiea.

The church has openly banded together to support the victims and to help deal with the grief of this horrendous tragedy. That’s all good, and I commend them for rising to the occasion, but I have to ask – where was the magic Christian morality in all this? Stangel is a Christian. He presumably knew the difference between right and wrong (at least in Christian terms). I guess knowing the bible does not make one moral.

Before you make nasty comments, please keep in mind that I know my statement is crazy. I’m just poking the bear with a big pointed stick because the bear needs to be poked. Reading the bible and being a Christian do not make us moral. It’s the actions we take that create a record of our behavior. In Stangel’s case, his murder spree has little to do with his faith and more to do with his upbringing and values (or mental issues).


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Comment by Steve on June 6, 2011 at 11:02pm
"God works in mysterious ways"
Comment by Dustin on June 6, 2011 at 11:04pm

Yes my dear , but God created Psychopaths as well ... we are ALL Gods children , and if that troubled little boy asks God for forgiveness and accepts Jesus into his heart , he will be saved!  


It's so beautiful , isn't it!?  God loves everyone so much - Infinite love - That to be with God , all you have to do is request of it through Jesus Christ and admit you are sinful!  There is no difference between masturbation and going on a murdering spree because all sin is sin and you can never get away from it!  


God is so wonderful.   Praise Yahweh!  


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