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Texas Christian Group Burns 22 Pairs of Air Jordan's in Christ's Name
Youtube ^ | 1-8-2012

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: christ; christians; insanity; jesus; soc
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1 posted on 01/08/2012 2:26:40 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Dumb.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 2:29:30 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


3 posted on 01/08/2012 2:31:16 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

And somewhere there are people without shoes...


4 posted on 01/08/2012 2:31:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: My Favorite Headache; verga; thesaleboat; Sick of Lefties; Chainmail; StrongandPround; ...
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5 posted on 01/08/2012 2:32:38 PM PST by narses
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To: My Favorite Headache
There are people out there that are willing to suffer the embarrassment of wearing those shoes if they had them because they can't afford to buy good shoes.

What is wrong with these shoe burners?

6 posted on 01/08/2012 2:32:56 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: My Favorite Headache

What is the problem with these shoes? Why might they get you killed?


7 posted on 01/08/2012 2:33:57 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


8 posted on 01/08/2012 2:35:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: My Favorite Headache
You know, I am not a proponent of this sort of proselytizing, mainly because I came up through all of that in a simpler day, when it was done quietly, and with reasoned care mostly face-to-face one-on-one.

Leave the theatre and the theatrics to the muslims.

9 posted on 01/08/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: My Favorite Headache

This is what gives Christians a bad name.


10 posted on 01/08/2012 2:39:34 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: EDINVA

If you watch the video...you will see them burning all of them...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euYi7DEqtdA&feature=colike


11 posted on 01/08/2012 2:39:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: BlackVeil

Might want to google air jordan riots christmas


12 posted on 01/08/2012 2:40:09 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
It ain't just shoes folks - probably the best analogy out 'there' is the picture of Tebow in his familiar position of knee bent prayer before a game and the other picture showing hundreds of Muslims praying, bottoms up on a public street.

"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.

13 posted on 01/08/2012 2:40:17 PM PST by yoe
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To: My Favorite Headache

Idiots.
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.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 2:40:35 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Morgana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euYi7DEqtdA&feature=colike


15 posted on 01/08/2012 2:40:47 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

BURN ALL SHOES! JESUS DIDN’T WEAR SHOES!


16 posted on 01/08/2012 2:42:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 2:50:44 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Buddha threw his begging bowl into the river. (I think it was to make the point that possessions are bad.)
18 posted on 01/08/2012 2:55:35 PM PST by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: Utmost Certainty

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.


19 posted on 01/08/2012 2:59:56 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


20 posted on 01/08/2012 3:01:32 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: svcw
Idiots.

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.

Because doing something sensible and truly charitable like that wouldn’t get them a YouTube video. (rolls eyes)

21 posted on 01/08/2012 3:01:44 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: My Favorite Headache; Selmore

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.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 3:02:06 PM PST by livius
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To: My Favorite Headache

What is significance of 22?


23 posted on 01/08/2012 3:12:23 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: EDINVA

Or given the $2200 to charity. Stoooopid.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 3:15:05 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


25 posted on 01/08/2012 3:17:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Utmost Certainty

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.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 3:24:40 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Revolting cat!
BURN ALL SHOES! JESUS DIDN’T WEAR SHOES!

Brian did


27 posted on 01/08/2012 3:24:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nutcases.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 3:25:23 PM PST by magritte
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To: bgill

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. : )


29 posted on 01/08/2012 3:29:44 PM PST by MamaB
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


30 posted on 01/08/2012 3:29:54 PM PST by calex59
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I have done some research on them...this was all about repenting...not just purchased.


31 posted on 01/08/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well Christians get bashed constantly as whack jobs and some do much to earn the title

What a bunch of dumb asses


32 posted on 01/08/2012 3:41:25 PM PST by uncbob
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To: My Favorite Headache

The shoes aren’t the problem.

The people that covet them are.


33 posted on 01/08/2012 3:46:00 PM PST by DB
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


34 posted on 01/08/2012 3:51:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: independent in tx
It would only be a bad name if they threw a quaran into the fire. Taht would have been fun to watch! n/s
35 posted on 01/08/2012 3:54:06 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mocking this crap would be more effective (learn from Alinsky!) You know, like a KKK dragon pictured wearing Air Jordans.


36 posted on 01/08/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SaraJohnson

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.


37 posted on 01/08/2012 4:03:18 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: DB

The shoes aren’t 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.


38 posted on 01/08/2012 4:08:32 PM PST by bereanway
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To: EDINVA

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.


39 posted on 01/08/2012 4:08:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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40 posted on 01/08/2012 4:13:15 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: SaraJohnson

“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.


41 posted on 01/08/2012 4:22:14 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: calex59
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.

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.

42 posted on 01/08/2012 4:22:47 PM PST by calex59
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To: My Favorite Headache

They should just buy everybody a pair the wants them instead of burning them. See, anybody can come up with a stupid idea.


43 posted on 01/08/2012 4:25:43 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: independent in tx
This is what gives Christians a bad name.

Sound like birds of a feather with Sharia-advocated Muslims.

An extremist is an extremist.

44 posted on 01/08/2012 4:38:54 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: EDINVA

So that’s where the saying ‘In the black’ came from.


45 posted on 01/08/2012 4:46:28 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

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.


46 posted on 01/08/2012 4:50:30 PM PST by healy61
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To: My Favorite Headache

Those shoes could have gone to people who are poor.


47 posted on 01/08/2012 4:58:40 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: livius
good point.

What if everyone had a begging bowl and there were no millionairs and billionairs to put anything into it.

48 posted on 01/08/2012 5:15:50 PM PST by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

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.


49 posted on 01/08/2012 5:18:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: My Favorite Headache

Idiots, the leftist media will have fun with this.....


50 posted on 01/08/2012 5:39:01 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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