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Becket fled to the Cathedral where a service was in progress. The knights found him at the altar, drew their swords and began hacking at their victim finally splitting his skull.
The death of Becket unnerved the king. The knights who did the deed to curry the king's favor, fell into disgrace. Several miracles were said to occur at the tomb of the martyr and he was soon canonized. Hordes of pilgrims transformed Canterbury Cathedral into a shrine. Four years later, in an act of penance, the king donned a sack-cloth walking barefoot through the streets of Canterbury while eighty monks flogged him with branches.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: CX
I wonder, is it necessary for a person who believes that their immortal soul will enter heaven when they die, to have more protection for their mortal life, than they can provide themselves by their own selves?
It is shameful and horrible that people were murdered at all, but I have to say, weapons have no place inside, or on the grounds of, a house of God. If someone wants to violate the sanctity of a Church, by shedding blood on its grounds, then their soul is forfeit. If a person who has faith in Jesus dies, they go to his side. Although sad for the families of those who die in these attacks, I cannot help but feel that it is somewhat impossible to believe in Christ, and fear the death of their flesh.
What should any believer care, whether they get to heaven this week or in forty years?
originally posted by: CX
So what in your opinion would be a good option when it comes to security?
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
...we are exploring our subject not your views on faith.