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Pastor electrocuted during baptism [Texas]
Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP

Posted on 10/30/2005 5:51:37 PM PST by aculeus

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1 posted on 10/30/2005 5:51:38 PM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus

let me be the first to say.... shocking!!!

(ok I will go hide now... I know that was bad!)


2 posted on 10/30/2005 5:54:16 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: aculeus

What to say? Prayers for the family, of course. Just Darn


3 posted on 10/30/2005 5:54:42 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Merry Fizzlemas, DUmmies!)
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To: aculeus

I think I'll hold the jokes on this one.


4 posted on 10/30/2005 5:55:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Americanwolf

Next time, the church might consider a wireless headset, battery powered. If it gets submerged, the church would be out about $60 and not out a pastor.


5 posted on 10/30/2005 5:55:45 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: aculeus; Americanwolf

It's a very sad story... but my first thought was that this makes a GREAT case for sprinkling. *I'll find another dark corner to hide in.* Seriously though, he's in a better place.


6 posted on 10/30/2005 5:55:52 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: aculeus

Already posted, and all the stupid electricity, zot, and Darwin award jokes have already been made.


7 posted on 10/30/2005 5:55:56 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: aculeus

Did you know a thread about this was pulled awhile ago? A couple of freepers were goofing around.


8 posted on 10/30/2005 5:55:59 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Americanwolf
let me be the first to say.... shocking!!! (ok I will go hide now... I know that was bad!)

The last post of this article lasted about 15 minutes before it was pulled.

9 posted on 10/30/2005 5:56:06 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: WildTurkey

I do apologize for my poor taste...

I am sure that this will probably get it pulled... all kidding aside.. it is very sad to see this happen. It though appears to be a case of where common sense was lacking on someones part..

prayers to his family..


10 posted on 10/30/2005 5:58:09 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Americanwolf
let me be the first to say.... shocking!!! (ok I will go hide now... I know that was bad!)

Ok... But watt the heck happened?

11 posted on 10/30/2005 5:58:35 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: aculeus

For future reference...battery-powered wireless mikes.


12 posted on 10/30/2005 5:58:47 PM PST by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but not as often as it should be.)
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To: aculeus

Darwin nominee.


13 posted on 10/30/2005 5:59:03 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: aculeus
Just goes to show, when its your time to go, its your time to go.
14 posted on 10/30/2005 5:59:38 PM PST by MCCRon58 (Just say NO to Democrats!)
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To: aculeus
Lake, who had a wife and three children,
I fail to see any humor here. I'm ready to go as far as my relationship with my Savior, however, I would not want to go until my children are grown and I have been able to train them in Gods word.

GE
15 posted on 10/30/2005 6:00:02 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Americanwolf
I do apologize for my poor taste...

No apology needed. But I never did get my question answered on the last one!

16 posted on 10/30/2005 6:00:05 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: WildTurkey

I don't think anyone was indifferent to the sad circumstances. Some people just deal with tragedy with humor.


17 posted on 10/30/2005 6:00:24 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: WildTurkey

I have to ask. What was your question?


18 posted on 10/30/2005 6:01:25 PM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: aculeus
How sad, prayers for the family and the congregation
19 posted on 10/30/2005 6:01:54 PM PST by MontanaBeth (Never under estimate the enemy.)
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To: aculeus

A pastor baptizing gets electrocuted.

I can almost guarantee he went straight to heaven.

God Bless him!


20 posted on 10/30/2005 6:02:51 PM PST by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Any members of the cloth, please heed this! As an electrician of thirty years, I cannot begin to explain how dangerous 110 AC power can be. please buy the battery set-ups, we don't need people here to do the Lord's work, going home early.


21 posted on 10/30/2005 6:03:15 PM PST by Issaquahking (Americans defending the homeland....a job an illegal alien will NEVER do....)
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To: SIDENET; WildTurkey
"I have to ask. What was your question?"

That is probably what got the post pulled before :)

22 posted on 10/30/2005 6:03:33 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: SIDENET

Love your tagline!

"To Serve Man" right?


23 posted on 10/30/2005 6:04:22 PM PST by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: Cicero
I think I'll hold the jokes on this one.

I hear ya -- Darwin will just have to sit this one out.

24 posted on 10/30/2005 6:04:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Americanwolf
I have to tell you that pun is truly wrong. Making fun of the way this poor minister died in this way is about the saddest thing I can imagine. Can you possibly be any more insensitive in your post about this death, punning like that? After all, he had family, and I'm sure they are all freepers. And I'm sure they are all mourning him by coming on FR the day he died and looking around for articles about that death and see your pun. And I'm sure they are hurt and disappointed that a total stranger might look at this death and think that it's absurd that this would happen and crack wise at it with such a lousy pun. Frankly, I would be ashamed if I were you, posting that pun.

Because there are much better puns. For example, you should start by making mention of the fact that this is posted in the wrong place. After all, this story deals with current events.

25 posted on 10/30/2005 6:05:00 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Miers did the right thing. Now the President can, by appointing Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit COA.)
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To: aculeus

Why is this considered news in Sydney Australia? I'm assuming that this was in Waco at University Baptist.


26 posted on 10/30/2005 6:06:54 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: LibertarianInExile
Does this mean he zotted himself?AWB
27 posted on 10/30/2005 6:07:10 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Don't hate on someone for using their mind.)
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To: LibertarianInExile

Best work up to an excellent pun ever!!!!!!! :)

That was indeed good!


28 posted on 10/30/2005 6:07:19 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: netmilsmom
"To Serve Man" right?

Yes it is. It's my favorite Twilight Zone episode.

:-)

29 posted on 10/30/2005 6:08:16 PM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: Americanwolf
That is probably what got the post pulled before :)

Someone ranted on the original poster (who made no comments, only posted the story) and then a party un-named really let loose against the ranter with his own rant.

30 posted on 10/30/2005 6:10:20 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: LibertarianInExile
</sarcasm>
31 posted on 10/30/2005 6:12:59 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: theDentist

3 kids = no Darwin award, jerk.


32 posted on 10/30/2005 6:14:41 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: aculeus

Musician electrical safety:

http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/electrical/safety/index.php


33 posted on 10/30/2005 6:15:02 PM PST by Drago
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To: aculeus

I have watched pastors do this myself. How sad. Prayers for the family and the church.


34 posted on 10/30/2005 6:15:31 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Ps. 14:34)
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To: aculeus

Lack of common sense is the cause. No way would I ever grab hold of a metal object that was plugged into the wall, while I am standing in shoulder deep water.

It's sad for his family.


35 posted on 10/30/2005 6:21:31 PM PST by auggy ( http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML)
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To: StarCMC
"Seriously though, he's in a better place."

A better place than Texas? No way!

36 posted on 10/30/2005 6:22:41 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: aculeus

This is unbelievable.


37 posted on 10/30/2005 6:24:04 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: neodad

Yes, there's a University Baptist Church near the Baylor campus in Waco.


38 posted on 10/30/2005 6:24:33 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: CindyDawg
"Some people just deal with tragedy with humor."

It's normal. It's called "gallows humor" and some of us are OK with it.

39 posted on 10/30/2005 6:25:53 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: aculeus

Ah, the dangers of show business!


40 posted on 10/30/2005 6:26:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: aculeus

The Lord works in mysterious ways.


41 posted on 10/30/2005 6:27:20 PM PST by jaime1959
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To: WildTurkey

ROFLMAO.

Love your synopsis of the last thread, btw. I'm still waiting for the holy rolling to start here. There are always some bluehairs who have no sense of humor about this kind of thing. As if God wants us all to sit around wailing about how awful it is people die all the time.

In fact, I hope my death at a ripe old age is in as absurd and entertaining a fashion as possible. It's not like there is such a thing as a death you WANT to die (heroic sacrifice and death in the saddle and all that wishful thinking notwithstanding), so they're all bad in that sense, anyway. It is my fervent prayer that God lets me bring a smile to people on my way out.

One of my extended family actually had brain cancer and used humor to keep her family from crying about it as she died. I'll never forget the story about her losing bladder control and having to wear Depends, and gradually lost her faculty for speech, then as a son lovingly changed her, she surpised everyone by blurting out the words "SUPER COLON BLOW!"

A friend of mine insists that he wakes up every morning and immediately says "BRAINS!" so that when he dies, his body will be trained to rise from the grave, or at least reflexively scare the pants off a mortician in a final practical joke.

If you can't laugh at death you probably can't laugh at life, either.


42 posted on 10/30/2005 6:27:58 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Miers did the right thing. Now the President can, by appointing Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit COA.)
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To: manwiththehands
It's normal. It's called "gallows humor" and some of us are OK with it.

I like it, that's why I HANG around

43 posted on 10/30/2005 6:29:05 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: LibertarianInExile
A friend of mine insists that he wakes up every morning and immediately says "BRAINS!" so that when he dies, his body will be trained to rise from the grave, or at least reflexively scare the pants off a mortician in a final practical joke.

And I thought I was the only one.

44 posted on 10/30/2005 6:33:25 PM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: aculeus

The sad thing is that although we can assume he didn't mind going home, his desire probably was that his death would glorify the Lord. This seems a terribly senseless way to go. I didn't even know input circuits could handle enough power to kill (though I've had some unpleasant lip-zaps from microphones).

But the Lord can, and will, work good out of anything, so prayers to that end and for comfort for the young family.

p.


45 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:31 PM PST by Paul_B
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To: aculeus

I don't see anything wrong with joking about this. I mean, it's not as if the Big Guy's gonna notice, and zot you with a bolt of lig


46 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:52 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Doesn't anyone here know how to use apostrophe's?)
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To: aculeus
Why chest compressions for 40 minutes? Was there no EMT service available? No defibrillator?
47 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:55 PM PST by newzjunkey (CA: YES on Prop 73-77! Unions outspending Arnold 3:1, HELP: http://www.joinarnold.com)
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To: auggy
"Lack of common sense is the cause."

Maybe, and maybe not.

I'm sure that this was not the first baptism of this sort performed in this church, and I would even go so far as to bet that the electrical system in this church was designed with Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) to handle this type of use.

So what went wrong with the wiring to cause the GFIs to fail to trip? Has the possibility of homicide been considered? There is more to this story than is in this newspaper article.

48 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:08 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Americanwolf
I like it, that's why I HANG around

Your tastes have definitely been short-circuited.

49 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:26 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: aculeus

Sounds like good nominee for the Darwin Award.


50 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:55 PM PST by 52d Troop Command
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