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    I know I'm old and it's been awhile, but last time I went to church I was met by greeters (a nice family with their children posted at the door to welcome people) not an armed guard. Is this common in mega-churches?
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    I read about that too and was a little surprised by that.

    Maybe as someone who attends a small Catholic church, I'm out of the loop of the massive non-denominational churches.

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    Sign of the times. Lots of $$$$$. I doubt the guards are standing there guarding it like Buckingham Palace.

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    I too thought the armed guard was weird, but considering the church has 10,000 members, with probably thousands each Sunday, I suppose it might make sense. I might make a comment about paranoic, us against the world types, but would probably just be stereotyping them.
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    A reminder, in case anyone is interested, that the movie Jesus Camp goes inside the New Life church (where the shootings occurred). It's not the main subject of the film, but you get a perspective on the size of the church, and, bonus, you get to hear and see Ted Haggard speak.

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    I go to a small church in DFW. The associate pastor, who handles the loot, packs during service. Some see a church as an easy target. There have been many churches or preachers robberies in the metroplex the last year.

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    10,000 people. Probably deep into six figures of donations on Sunday. All of those bodies. It isn't a sign of the times.... that is common sense in any time of the past 80 years.

    I think in times past if you decided to hit a big Church in little Italy New York City, you would be one with the fishes. Basically there were consequences, and measures taken, they were just different in nature.
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    Default Re: Church shootings on the rise across U.S.

    Last weeks Church shootings was not the first and apparently won't be the last as this report tracks a rise in these incidents. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=59219

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