Jim D. Adkisson, 58, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, which killed one and injured eight others.
He is being held on $1 million bond.
"He had his own sense of belief about religion, that's the impression I got of him," said neighbor Karen Massey. "We were talking one day when my daughter graduated from Bible college, and I told him I was a Christian, then he almost turned angry.
"He seemed to get angry at that."
So in order to demonstrate his issues with Christianity, he shot up a church. Genius! There's just one problem: Unitarian Universalists aren't Christians. At least not in any traditional sense of the word, the same way that they're not Muslims and not Hindus.
Since Jim D. Atkisson is so spiritually muddled, befogged, and confused, if would be nice if, when the time comes, he doesn't have to face spiritual doubt in being judged by the loving Creatress Great Spirit(s) that these Unitarians may or may not have worshipped, but from the God of Jonathan Edwards. It would be karma.