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Today's nominees for the Special Hell - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Today's nominees for the Special Hell
Not even sure why I went to church this morning. I got an email too late, and replied too late in turn, to act as a liturgist today (I helped pass out gluten-free snacks at the communion rail, though). One friend I really hoped to see wasn't there; another who I'm helping with a problem was, but without the solution to that problem in hand. (I did get word that SOMETHING on my windmill-tilting front was approved last week without me, but won't be proclaimed for another five weeks. Because five is some significant liturgical number. Or something.)  So all I was left with was a familiar old precept from the Bible: love one another.

Problem is, the kids who needed to hear that message weren't in our pews today, or, likely, anyone else's.

Blood-boiler Story the First comes from near Cleveland, where some bullies decided to prank an autistic high schooler with a sick version of the Ice Bucket Challenge.  All I'll say here is, the bucket didn't contain ice. The parents found video of it on the kids' phone, and have asked it to be posted online (without identification) to let people know just how horrid kids can be to kids.  This being Cleveland, Drew Carey has stepped in with a reward for identifying the morons who did it.  That's great; what's not so great is that it happened at least four days ago, and the perps have not yet been outed.  I'm sure their cool classmates know who they are, and are circling the Stop Snitching wagons to protect them.

Then we go to Florida, where a 14-year-old girl set her house on fire as a tribute to Slenderman. If the name sounds familiar, it's because this fictional Internet-based character also inspired some teens in Wisconsin to beat and stab an acquaintance to near-death in a similar "tribute."

Again, the hate comes cloaked in anonymity, and the hater sits back safe behind its shield and laughs.  Nobody has yet paid a price for the earlier incident, and this one will likely go unpunished, as well.

"Love one another." And, "Let the little children come unto me, for to such belong the Kingdom."  That's hilarious, God.
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wookiemonster From: wookiemonster Date: September 8th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Turns out, less than two miles from where I live, some kids - 13 and 14 years old - beat up a mentally challenged adult. Fortunately, another kid got it on her cell, posted it to police, and the kids have since been arrested.

Good grief - when I was 13 and 14, I was babysitting my sister because my parents worked nights, doing my homework, and being fascinated with my cats. And watching Star Trek. What the hell is wrong with people that we do this? :(
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