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    Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    The Crystal Cathedral, a popular tourist location in Garden Grove, California had to close down this morning, as a 40 year old man entered the church and shot himself in the head on the alter.

    Police investigating Crystal Cathedral shooting | police, strong, call - News - OCRegister.com
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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    Interesting Disney connection in the article.

    The Canadian tourists were interviewed by police and remained at the scene for about an hour. Church officials said they were headed to Disneyland later in the day.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    MANY Disney guests visit the Crystal Cathedral on their vacation...

    Another weird twist, Chick-Fil-A is having a convention in Anaheim, and had planned a tour for 750 guests to the cathedral yesterday afternoon, which had to be cancelled. (If you don't know, Chick-Fil-A is a very religious company, and keeps all its stores closed on Sunday, so its employees can spend the day in worship).
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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    ^^ They're a bunch of bible-thumpers, but those waffle fries are so good!

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    Note, this is a Serious issue, and while I am not one, there are at least a couple of folks that call Crystal Cathedral their ministry here at MiceChat.

    A person took his own life, and hopefully he found his peace with God just before he took his life...

    Crystal Cathedral will open as normal today | church, charles, smick, suicide, day - News - OCRegister.com

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    When the Lord calls you home - it matters not what building you are in.







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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    I'm just thankful that he didn't take anyone else out with him...

    There's a school there too. I'm glad that none of the kids were around to see/hear it.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    Both of my brothers in law committed suicide. It's VERY, VERY distressing for anyone present or anyone who it affects, such as friends and family. My heart really goes out to the persons who were in the Crystal Cathedral and saw this horrible act, and, for his family and friends. What a tragic life he must have had.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    This is the most disturbing thing I have heard of, killing yourself at a church, in front of people. So scary. And its all because of our economy. They said he was in a bit of financial troubles.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    Quote Originally Posted by kimbaloo05 View Post
    And its all because of our economy. They said he was in a bit of financial troubles.
    when the stock market crashed in 1929 there were a lot of suicides. It's sad some people feel that is the only solution.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    so many people do this act every day, we just don't hear about it, which initself is sad in my opinion.
    You know how close this subject is to my heart at the moment. I'm havingh to deal with those left behind


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    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

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    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
    I'm just thankful that he didn't take anyone else out with him...

    There's a school there too. I'm glad that none of the kids were around to see/hear it.
    I have a former student that goes to that school. Hopefully the kids didn't hear anything.

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    Re: Crystal Cathedral Suicide 2/18/09 Closes the location

    How sad
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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