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'The Passion' Prompts Robber to Surrender, Couple to Batter
Newsmax ^ | 3-18-04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 03/18/2004 5:34:48 PM PST by truthandlife

Guess which one of these stories made the national news wires:

A bank robber turns himself in after seeing Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

A couple get arrested for slapping the hell out of each other after seeing Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." The first story, naturally, appeared only in our local paper.

The Palm Beach Post reported today that "the money went fast, while the guilt and paranoia remained" after James Anderson robbed a bank of $25,000 more than two years ago in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He surrendered because "he was stirred deeply after watching The Passion of the Christ and felt compelled to come clean."

Strong Word of Mouth

"He said, 'I saw The Passion, and that made my decision,'" said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "And he sort of urged [the detective] to see the movie too."

Palm Beach Gardens police Sgt. Richard Geist was more skeptical. "He's looking for medical attention he doesn't have to pay for. That, and he's probably tired of living out on the streets."

Meanwhile, in Statesboro, Ga., Melissa and Sean Davidson got far more publicity for getting into a violent post-movie debate over whether God the Father in the Holy Trinity is human or symbolic.

After a fight that included Davidson being stabbed with scissors, they called police on each other. Both were charged with simple battery.

"It was the dumbest thing we've ever done," Mrs. Davidson said.

Gene McDaniel, chief sheriff's deputy, said: "Really, it was kind of a pitiful thing, to go to a movie like that and fight about it. I think they missed the point."


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KEYWORDS: gibson; jesus; passion; repentance; surrender

1 posted on 03/18/2004 5:34:49 PM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife; JohnHuang2; toddst; Dataman; sola gracia; George Frm Br00klyn Park; JenB; Jerry_M; ...
'Passion' ping
2 posted on 03/18/2004 5:36:04 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife
"It was the dumbest thing we've ever done," Mrs. Davidson said.

I'll agree with you there sweetie, as long as you haven't procreated.

In which case, it would have been the SECOND dumbest thing you've ever done.

3 posted on 03/18/2004 5:49:28 PM PST by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: truthandlife
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4 posted on 03/18/2004 6:15:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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5 posted on 03/18/2004 6:18:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: truthandlife
Gene McDaniel, chief sheriff's deputy, said: "Really, it was kind of a pitiful thing, to go to a movie like that and fight about it. I think they missed the point."

ya think?

6 posted on 03/18/2004 6:22:11 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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Gene McDaniel, chief sheriff's deputy, said: "Really, it was kind of a pitiful thing, to go to a movie like that and fight about it. I think they missed the point."

Unbelievable! Jay, we were just talking about that… the Pharisees and the High Priests arguing about the little things and missing the big picture of being in the presence of God.

7 posted on 03/18/2004 6:29:02 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's 3 Purple Hearts are: 2 for minor arm and thigh injury and 1 for killing a semi-dead VietCong)
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To: truthandlife
BTTT
8 posted on 03/18/2004 6:30:46 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
"I think they missed the point."

Apparently the point didn't miss him.

After a fight that included Davidson being stabbed with scissors...

9 posted on 03/18/2004 6:32:49 PM PST by TaxRelief (March 20. Fayetteville. FReep 'til you drop.)
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To: truthandlife
'... sharper than any two-edged sword ...'
10 posted on 03/18/2004 8:26:32 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: truthandlife
Got them Statesboro Blues.
11 posted on 03/18/2004 8:29:08 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Didn't we get all that settled around 381 A.D.?;))
12 posted on 03/18/2004 9:26:30 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Are we not blessed in understanding the depth of faith that is within us?

I cannot comprehend such actions as to arguing about the Holy Trinity, and then getting involved in a domestic dispute.

Don't even get them started on transubstantiation. *Grins*

Have a blessed day, Victoria.

13 posted on 03/19/2004 4:12:51 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( "Behold Mother... I make all things new." - Jesus of Nazareth)
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To: truthandlife
"He said, 'I saw The Passion, and that made my decision,'" said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "And he sort of urged [the detective] to see the movie too."

If the guy painted a swastika on a synagogue and he said, "The Passion made me do it," nobody would question him. Since The Passion inspired him to do something decent, it is doubted:

Palm Beach Gardens police Sgt. Richard Geist was more skeptical. "He's looking for medical attention he doesn't have to pay for. That, and he's probably tired of living out on the streets."

BTW, you don't have to confess a crime to get free medical attention or free housing.

14 posted on 03/19/2004 6:05:58 AM PST by Dataman
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To: Dataman
There was a survey about the robber story. Would you confess? Survey

What was the most surprising was the folks who said no.

15 posted on 03/19/2004 12:29:02 PM PST by Jaded (My sheeple, my sheeple, what have you done to Me?)
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