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    Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him

    Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him
    Gunther Link, a devout Catholic, prayed to be saved after he was trapped in a lift but was killed when he went to church to give thanks and the stone altar fell on him.

    Published: 10:53AM BST 10 Sep 2009
    Link, 45, died instantly as he was crushed under the ancient 860lb monument in the Weinhaus Church in Vienna, Austria.
    Roman Hahslinger, a police spokesman, said: "He was a very religious man and had been scared when he was trapped in the lift and had prayed for release.
    "A short while later he was pulled out of the elevator and he went straight to the church to thank God.
    "He seems to have embraced a stone pillar on which the stone altar was perched and it fell on him, killing him instantly.
    "We have found his fingerprints on the pillar. We are now investigating the case further," he added.
    Link's body was found by parishioners attending Mass the next day after he had been reported missing by his cousinview-source:Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him - Telegraph

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    Looks like God smites better through physical means than mechanical....

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    Seems to have been his time to die. RIP. He would not have suffered much, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Looks like God smites better through physical means than mechanical....
    Careless words, poking fun at our Creator, often have repercussions. It's not wise...

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    ^ Whereas being a racist twat is just fine, eh? Anyway, serves the cvnt right for being 45 and still believing in fairy tales.

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    Oh my. Stoned in church. Not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Looks like God smites better through physical means than mechanical....
    Careless words, poking fun at our Creator, often have repercussions. It's not wise...
    So much for religion then!

    Just who are the tin foil hatters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen View Post
    Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him
    Gunther Link, a devout Catholic, prayed to be saved after he was trapped in a lift but was killed when he went to church to give thanks and the stone altar fell on him.
    Where's your god now???

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    Sometimes god punish immediately.
    The guy shouldn't have tried to escape from his fate in the first time.

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    There's a list of these oddities:
    John Lennon - "We're more popular than God".
    Titanic - "Not even God could sink this vessel".
    Michael Jackson - Picture above bed of not-the-last supper - his head replaces Jesus' face - Elvis of one of the other disciples.
    George Harrison - "My sweet Lord - Hare Khrishna"
    ...
    List continues.

    Not quite sure how this played out for the poor fellow who landed under the stone paperweight, but it has applied over the ages to many who have raised themselves up in opposition to God.

    "The fool says in his heart - there is no God".

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    Christians always make the best arguments for atheism.

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    Conclusive proof that God is one giant, cosmic, practical joker with a warped sense of humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    List continues. Not quite sure how this played out for the poor fellow who landed under the stone paperweight, but it has applied over the ages to many who have raised themselves up in opposition to God. "The fool says in his heart - there is no God".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Conclusive proof that God is one giant, cosmic, practical joker with a warped sense of humour.
    Honestly, I would prefer that concept to the humourless, ineffable being currently pictured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    There's a list of these oddities:
    John Lennon - "We're more popular than God".
    Titanic - "Not even God could sink this vessel".
    Michael Jackson - Picture above bed of not-the-last supper - his head replaces Jesus' face - Elvis of one of the other disciples.
    George Harrison - "My sweet Lord - Hare Khrishna"
    ...
    List continues.
    That dog don't hunt. Pretty sure Joan of arc, say was a pretty big believer. Did not do her a lot of good. Plus all the other "true beleivers" who got hacked to death, or crucified, or burn or, or or or...

    Point being, beleiver or non beleiver, you die anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Not quite sure how this played out for the poor fellow who landed under the stone paperweight, but it has applied over the ages to many who have raised themselves up in opposition to God.

    "The fool says in his heart - there is no God".
    I renounce God as a great big festering boil on the arse of the cosmos...






















    ... Nope, no lightning bolt from the heavens to smite me for my hearsey just yet. I'll keep you posted, if you don't hear from me then consider me well and truly, err, smoted?













    Update: It is with a great sense of relief that I write to tell you I still have not been smitten, I mean smoten... or smoted?? Whatever, no bolts from the sky to fry my heatheness. There are some dark clouds brewing though, rather ominous that...













    Ok another update: Still here, still unsmotted. however about 5min ago there was a brief period where the lights in my office dimmed and flickerd. Random happenstance, electrical fault, divine intervention and God warming up to fry my arse... ? You be the judge!*

    *Just to be on the safe side I'm posting this whilst cowering under my desk.
    Last edited by AntRobertson; 11-09-2009 at 03:23 PM.

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    The irony! The irony!

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    ^ I too love ironing....

    Or did you mean "The horror, the horror"



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    I thought only Muslims killed people by stoning . . .


    God moves in mysterious ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Looks like God smites better through physical means than mechanical....
    Careless words, poking fun at our Creator, often have repercussions. It's not wise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    God moves in mysterious ways
    Like a dad at a wedding PH???

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    My father-in-law refused to attend the wedding, the old prick! . . . and my father was simply too lazy to.

    Sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    Link's body was found by parishioners attending Mass the next day after he had been reported missing by his cousin
    So, the parishioners of some Austrian church found the missing Link?

    Reckon they might be in for a flattening as well then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Not quite sure how this played out for the poor fellow who landed under the stone paperweight, but it has applied over the ages to many who have raised themselves up in opposition to God.

    "The fool says in his heart - there is no God".
    I renounce God as a great big festering boil on the arse of the cosmos...



    OMG I did just get smoted, by a red repo from diaw!

    Did u?


















    ... Nope, no lightning bolt from the heavens to smite me for my hearsey just yet. I'll keep you posted, if you don't hear from me then consider me well and truly, err, smoted?













    Update: It is with a great sense of relief that I write to tell you I still have not been smitten, I mean smoten... or smoted?? Whatever, no bolts from the sky to fry my heatheness. There are some dark clouds brewing though, rather ominous that...













    Ok another update: Still here, still unsmotted. however about 5min ago there was a brief period where the lights in my office dimmed and flickerd. Random happenstance, electrical fault, divine intervention and God warming up to fry my arse... ? You be the judge!*

    *Just to be on the safe side I'm posting this whilst cowering under my desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    My father-in-law refused to attend the wedding, the old prick! . . .
    Sigh
    Wish my wife had done the same thing........

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