Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Assault Witnessed by Crowd

Leading off our News this evening, authorities say a man is dead after he was attacked by an angry mob. Investigators say it all started when the man, who witnesses only know as Stephen, interrupted a meeting of religious leaders. Witnesses also say the man made several inflammatory comments directed at the people in attendance. Several members of the audience tried to restrain the man which only made him yell louder. The exact nature of the what the man said is not known at this time. Witnesses say that almost as one, about a dozen people grabbed the man and dragged him into the ally.

The Medical Examiner would not release any details. A police officer who asked to remain anonymous said that it was obvious the man died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head and body.

Investigators also say that several bystanders watched as the scene unfolded, but did not intervene. One individual who is being sought by Police is said to have shouted encouragements to the crowd and even held the jackets of those who took part in the beating.

2 comments:

JD Curtis said...

One individual who is being sought by Police is said to have shouted encouragements to the crowd and even held the jackets of those who took part in the beating.

Ahhh yes, the apostle Paul. Mak? I think that God would find certain atheists to be a boon for His kingdom. They are so zealous one way about their faith, like Paul once was before his conversion. After the "see the light" they can become some of the most energetic preachers of the gospel if they put half as much effort into promoting it as they do trying to tear it down.

Makarios said...

Yep, I agree. While I regret all the damage that I've done, all the people that I've hurt, one of the benefits of becoming a follower of Jesus later in life is, I don't have any problem seeing that I was in desperate need of salvation. There was none of this foolish, "I don't need God in order to be good."

There was a time when I actually believed that. Like C.S. Lewis said, The worse we are, the better we believe ourselves to be.