Thursday, June 21, 2018

That's Not What Jesus Said To Do

An armed off-duty paramedic [David George] is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a shooting suspect at a Washington state Walmart.

The good Samaritan is now coming forward to share his story.

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Police say 44-year old Tim Day went on a shooting and carjacking spree.

He tried to carjack a couple in the Walmart parking lot, critically shooting the driver.

George says he then saw Day try to carjack another person and that’s when he shot and killed him.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag,” he said. “Hoping not to use them but being prepared nonetheless.”

George is a local pastor, and volunteer firefighter and EMT who rushed to help the injured driver, Ricky Fievez.

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First of all, Mr. George is not a "good Samaritan". The actual good Samaritan of the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10 assisted a man who had been beaten and robbed, but he didn't shoot and kill anyone in the process.

In addition, resisting a thief with deadly force goes against both the spirit and the letter of the Sermon on the Mount:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:38-45 KJV

Many will say that doing such things is impractical, maybe even impossible. But I would reply to them that we in the US have created a society in which the laws of mammon overrule the laws of G-d. And that is not a good thing for any of us.

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