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by seamusTX
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Goals for 2007
Topic: No Off Limit Places
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The Catholic church has an ancient tradition of not carrying weapons in church. I don't think it's in the canon law (I actually did look before posting). It's just a tradition.

At one time, even a criminal could not be forcibly removed from a sanctuary.

I am a Catholic, BTW.

A church in Galveston has a red sign outside the door which I read for years as saying "This is a no gun zone. Leave your gun in your car." One day I took a second look. It says gum, not gun. So I guess you can carry there.

- Jim
by seamusTX
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Goals for 2007
Topic: No Off Limit Places
Replies: 20
Views: 6813

You might accept it if you grew up in that church.

It's not an easy path to follow. The Nazis killed Jehovah's Witnesses because they wouldn't serve in the military.

- Jim
by seamusTX
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Goals for 2007
Topic: No Off Limit Places
Replies: 20
Views: 6813

carlson1 wrote:... also believe a Church is an open invitation for the PUBLIC and I believe strongly that it is my right to be able to protect myself.
But many churches have a doctrine against carrying weapons or engaging in any violence in church. The Catholic church is one. I imagine the pacifistic faiths like Jehova's Witnesses do also.

- Jim

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