Skip to comments.Texas Christian Group Burns 22 Pairs of Air Jordan's in Christ's Name
Posted on 01/08/2012 2:26:35 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
A group of "Christ Warriors" in Texas just outside of Dallas torched over 22 pairs of Air Jordan's (a lot of them the very ones people were rioting over during Christmas) on Friday night.
The video is just making the rounds today on the net but they intend on making bigger statements shortly..that this was just the start.
They are saying shoes and items like these are basically what is wrong with society in general and that at the end of the day they aren't worth anything without Christ in your life and at the gates of Heaven. Arguments have been made that they should have donated to homeless people...fact is...the group goes into the ghettos and bad areas of Dallas and help hands on and that the shoes would actually get some of them killed.
Video link: http://youtu.be/euYi7DEqtdA
re-post the link dude it did not take.
with that said I am glad they burned them. I saw the riots and that was going into the ground.
And somewhere there are people without shoes...
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What is wrong with these shoe burners?
What is the problem with these shoes? Why might they get you killed?
Seriously? This group paid $100+ for a pair of sneakers just to burn them? They could have burned the boxes as some sort of protest and given the sneakers to Salvation Army or some other charity to give away. Sounds pretty stupid to me if they really did burn the sneakers.
Leave the theatre and the theatrics to the muslims.
This is what gives Christians a bad name.
If you watch the video...you will see them burning all of them...
Might want to google air jordan riots christmas
"Christ Warriors" don't need to burn shoes to make their point, they need to loudly fight back with pictures like the one described or stop the building of more mosques in American towns and cities. Our President needs to be reminded of our Christian faith with an 's' as in faiths...not kowtow to Islam for any reason.
Why didn’t they spend the $100 + and buy six-seven pairs of reasonably priced shoes and donate them to homeless shelters or children groups or some other charity.
BURN ALL SHOES! JESUS DIDN’T WEAR SHOES!
and did exactly what?
God instructed us as to how exactly to make burnt offerings and what to offer - air Jorden’s wasn’t part of of it.
And the ‘hood did not rise up in anger and cut Christian’s heads off or burn any churches.
Just goes to show the ‘hood is more civilaized than Islam.
Despite the money they spent on the shoes, they are right about mad consumerism/ culture rot that drives people to kill and steal for a pair of shoes. The money spent on the shoes is irrelevant. The government spends trillions on poverty, so why are there still kids without shoes? Please don’t any one pretend that the couple hundred dollars is going to make a difference when churches are spending millions on their own churches instead of donating it to people in poverty.
Why didnt they spend the $100 + and buy six-seven pairs of reasonably priced shoes and donate them to homeless shelters or children groups or some other charity.
Because doing something sensible and truly charitable like that wouldnt get them a YouTube video. (rolls eyes)
Well, St Francis stripped himself naked in the town square of Assisi to make his point about possessions.
But I think something should be noted about both Buddah and St Francis: it was their own possessions they got rid of, not possessions in general on behalf of other people.
Physician, heal thyself. If they want to get rid of their own overpriced athletic shoes, fine; but burning a pile of shoes bought for that purpose is silly and makes them look like wack-job Muslims.
What is significance of 22?
Or given the $2200 to charity. Stoooopid.
I think it depends whether they bought them in order to burn them, or bought them and then repented because of the violence and burned them. The second would make some sense.
I do not think that. They were making a statement of what people did to get these shoes. Who cares? Nothing is worth the fights, etc, people did. I simply do not understand that mentality. I also do not understand the fights of people during Christmas sales.
Do you know how much they give to charity or how they got the shoes in the first place? The people who rioted could have spent much less on shoes. They could have bought cheaper shoes and given money to a charity. : )
This is silly. The shoes and other material items are the problem. It is people’s greed for the items that is the problem and the greed is there because of how they have been brain washed in today’s society.
I have done some research on them...this was all about repenting...not just purchased.
Well Christians get bashed constantly as whack jobs and some do much to earn the title
What a bunch of dumb asses
The shoes aren’t the problem.
The people that covet them are.
A boy was murdered recently for his air jordan shoes. This is a good protest to bring attention to the problem of insane bee hive materialism.
Every year there seems to be a ritualistic, hyped up product shortage sale where people act like animals to get limited quanities. Every time I cringe at the sight of Americans acting like animals over things. Christians need to speak out against the decent of our society into the gutter and ridicule these people.
They also have the nerve to stage one of these “black friday” events every year and name it “Christmas” shopping and they name the animal shoppers Christians. People who act like this - who are visious and hurt one another for products like this are not Christians. They should be made ashamed of themselves if they dare call themselves Christians by other Christians.
Mocking this crap would be more effective (learn from Alinsky!) You know, like a KKK dragon pictured wearing Air Jordans.
Do you know why “Black Friday” was given that name? It’s because it’s historically when retail shops ‘go in the black,’ i.e., their books turned from red ink to black ink and they made their first profit of the year. It’s not a put down on Christmas shoppers or Christmas or Christians.
The shoes arent the problem.
The people that covet them are.********
Exactly. THat people would in effect riot and kill over such a trivial item as a pair of designer shoes indicates absolute moral bankruptcy.
OTOH I wouldn’t lose one moment’s sleep if they were to burn all the Air Jordan’s. Almost like tearing down the high places or Asherah Poles. Destroy the idols.
It did not begin as a put down, but it is a put down on Christians now. An annual slap in the face as they call it Christmas shopping. It’s more like hog forging.
“This is a good protest to bring attention to the problem of insane bee hive materialism.”
I agree. I am not particularly religious, but their expression of disdain for crass and totally pointless materialism is well taken. The ironic thing is that the Occupy types should, in theory, be in agreement, but instead, because of who the protesters are, they will reflexively condemn the protest.
The line in comment #30 "The shoes and other material items are the problem." should read "The shoes and other material items are NOT the problem.
They should just buy everybody a pair the wants them instead of burning them. See, anybody can come up with a stupid idea.
Sound like birds of a feather with Sharia-advocated Muslims.
An extremist is an extremist.
So that’s where the saying ‘In the black’ came from.
Price for a pair of Air Jordan’s: $200. Price of an excellent video with plenty of free exposure: $3200. Repenting from the excess of Air Jordan shoes produced by children in sweatshops for about $5.00 a pair; Priceless.
Those shoes could have gone to people who are poor.
What if everyone had a begging bowl and there were no millionairs and billionairs to put anything into it.
Yep. Back when a company’s books were kept in a real ledger. Negative $ was red ink, Positive was black ink. Funny how some of those expressions from long ago are still used, tho now it’s all ‘online.’ A century from now someone will ask ‘what’s online?’
Can you imagine, in the case of retailers, operating at a loss for 11 months out of the year? Of course they promote Christmas shopping! You’ll notice how many businesses cling to the hope of good Christmas sales and, if not achieved, announce their closing soon after.
Idiots, the leftist media will have fun with this.....