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    Rapture ribbing may have led to shooting at Eugene workplace
    Posted: Jun 28, 2011 7:55 AM MDT Updated: Jun 28, 2011 12:26 PM MDT
    By Staff and AP reports


    The motive in a workplace shooting in Eugene may be the ribbing one employee took from a co-worker after the predicted May 21 rapture failed to occur.

    The mother of the victim told The Register Guard that her son said Dale O'Callaghan took it personally when he was needled about his belief that he would be taken to heaven by the return of Jesus Christ.

    Eugene police say O'Callaghan shot Jerry Andrews on Friday morning at LHM Hydraulics, where they worked. Andrews suffered a fractured shoulder.

    Police say O'Callaghan was still at the business when they arrived just before 7 a.m.

    His mother, Robin O'Brien, says her son didn't want to speak with a reporter about the shooting, but she said O'Callaghan had expected to be taken up in the rapture.
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    That might hurt his chances in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    That might hurt his chances in the future.
    That's just what I was thinking.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    That might hurt his chances in the future.
    depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief
    "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief
    The Ten Commandments don't have anything about not shooting your neighbor in the shoulder as well do they?
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief
    Sounds more like he didn't know his scriptures, and let someone else do his thinking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Sounds more like he didn't know his scriptures, and let someone else do his thinking...
    pretty much
    "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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