At least 11 wounded in fight in Vienna temple

At least 11 wounded in fight in Vienna temple

VIENNA (AP) – Worshippers of Indian origin armed with knives and at least one gun fought one another in a temple in the Austrian capital on Sunday, and at least 11 were wounded, police and ambulance staff said.

Police spokesman Michael Takacs said the brawl occurred in Sikh temple, but Mohnder Ram, a worshipper who said he had attended services there for decades, said Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and others regularly attend the Shri Guru Ravidass Temple. He said the attackers were Sikhs from a temple in another Vienna district.

Witnesses said the fighting erupted between worshippers in a dispute over the sermon.

Police said at least six men, one wielding a gun and the others knives, attacked the preacher. Other worshippers rushed to his aid, resulting in the melee.

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At least 11 wounded in fight in Vienna temple

Ya know, somehow, I just can’t picture 1st Baptist and Lakeshore Baptist going at each other like this. St. Marks and St. Johns Episcopal? Nope. I never heard of First Methodist going over to Rockwall Free Will Methodist and starting a rumble either. Honestly, I can’t see ANY Christian group going after one another in a physical confrontation over the Word of God.

I do know a certain woman that, armed with a shotgun, invited a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses to ‘get the hell off of the property’ a few years ago! But there was prior provocation. :twisted:

An unidentified witness cited by the Austria Press Agency said the brawl was started by fundamentalist Sikhs from a higher caste, who accused the guru of being disrespectful with the Holy Book.

A higher caste? Something similar to the class warfare that more than a few Christian churches have been known for?? Maybe this is all starting to come into focus.

Caste warfare, class warfare, whatever you want to call it, you can’t sit on the Amen Pew because you don’t have a prestigious job, your wife isn’t dripping in diamonds and furs and you are not giving the church enough of a love offering maybe?? Might be something to that line of thought. One guy had his turban turned the wrong way, the others took offense and considered the improperly tilted turban to be an insult to, uh, to… Just who is it that these guys worship anyway? :?

Sikhism The Sikhism Home Page

A progressive religion well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is ranked as the worlds 5th largest religion. Source:

A progressive religion? Seriously?? These guys need to chill out with some ‘tater salad, fried chicken and a big glass of sweet tea. If I am understanding my basic Indian food groups correctly, burgers steak and baked pork chops are out of the equation.

Whenever I hear of something like this, or the attacks in various parts of the world over different interpretations of Islam and the like, I openly cringe. Religion has done more to hurt the worship of God than it has to encourage it.

Thank you, have a great Sunday, I now return you to the usual political snark, rants and all around America 1st patriotism that TexasFred’s is known for!

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7 Responses to At least 11 wounded in fight in Vienna temple

  1. Basti says:

    This is another reason I don’t like organized religion of any flavor. Someone has to be in charge and that someone has to tell you what God said. Then that someone has to tell you all about all the heretics and non-believers who are polluting the landscape. Then that someone has to tell you how you should put this all right by converting them or killing them.

    I don’t need any of this. I know who needs killing and I don’t bother with converting.

  2. Re progressive religion. Sikhs were worshipping their gods regularly at the Christian Chapel on the campus of Texas Christian University and the Brite Seminary students were encouraged to attend.

  3. TexasFred says:

    Are they gonna share ‘tater salad, fried chicken and sweet tea??

    That’s all you need to being about a *meeting of the minds*.. :P

  4. WhoBeen says:

    As I was reading I wanted to comment on the ‘higher caste’ .
    As I read on you beat me to the punch …

    Any comment now would place me in the lower class…
    aah, that should be ‘caste!’

    By the way will all this go down in history as the “Religious Wars” ?

  5. TexasFred says:

    By the way will all this go down in history as the “Religious Wars” ?

    Probably… :P

  6. BobF says:

    Here is what the Bible says religion is.

    James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    So, if you consider yourself a religious Christian, you best be visiting widows and children without fathers when they are in need.

  7. jd3 says:

    That is how the widows got the children…

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