As a result of the designation of an armed hero who stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana mall on Sunday as a "Good Samaritan," gun control activists and left-wing media leaders are up in arms.
According to police and local authorities, Elisjsha "Eli" Dicken, 22, likely saved lives by shooting down a man who'd already killed three people and injured two more in Greenwood Park Mall. However, Dicken, who was lawfully carrying a gun, is not universally lauded as a hero, and some objected to the scriptural praise.
For goodness sake! What would they have rather happened? This man stopped a shooter, but they're mad at him. How does that make any sense? They talk out of both sides of their mouths by condemning what happened at Uvalde, but also condemning what happened at Greenwood Park Mall.
This is similar to some crap I saw earlier this week as well when people were protesting an incident in while police shot and killed a man who has just tried killing another woman in front of her own children.
The reason some people are objecting to this term is because the man killed someone while the Good Samaritan helped someone else who was hurt.
“The term, ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored,” local CBS 4 traffic anchor Justin Kollar tweeted. “I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone killing someone… my God.”
The application is that someone stopped and helped someone in need. There were several people in need because a madman was killing people.
Justing Kollar even went on to say that "While I’m no biblical scholar I believe the Christ coined term, G S, misses the mark in this context, especially after Christ’s action in Luke 22:49".
He's obviously no biblical scholar. The passage never says, "Good Samaritan", that's just the way that we identify it. So, his claim that it is a "Christ coined term" is wrong. And like I said, the concept of selflessly helping someone in need is the principle in play, which definitely applies here.