Bible stops bullets

On Monday, Dayton, Ohio bus driver Ricky Wagoner, 49, was assaulted and shot by three men. One of the bullets hit him in the leg and the other two were apparently stopped by a bible in his shirt pocket. Wagoner then went on to wrestle the attackers, stabbing one with his pen and firing at them with their own dropped gun. "God's on Rick's side," Wagoner's friend Lillie Brown told the Dayton Daily News. Apparently, Wagoner was carrying The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, but the article doesn't state whether it was the hardcover or paperback edition. In any case, it's definitely a "Holy Bible" now.

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  1. Marya says:

    Better title:
    "Book in pocket stops bullets"

  2. Eksrae says:

    I can tell you how many times a Gideon Bible failed to prevent sodomy in a hotel room.

  3. While we're at it, how about a daytime T.V. talk-show interview every time someone isn't helped by an angel, every time God doesn't help people after they pray, and every time Jesus doesn't lead his favorite football team to victory.

    It would be a nice change of pace.

  4. [gunshot, Flanders is knocked down]

    Ned Flanders: Whew, good thing I always keep a Bible next to my...

    [second gunshot, Flanders is knocked down again]

    Ned Flanders: Whew, luckily I was wearing an extra large piece of the True Cross today. I think I'll go inside.

  5. Hey, you're right!

    Bible in pocket stops bullet...
    Zippo in pocket stops bullet...
    Smartphone in pocket stops bullet...

    This is a discovery!


    I'm never wearing a pocketless shirt again.

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