Heaven-or-hell argument ends with shotgun slaying.

Found this gem over at CNN.com. It’s another in a long line of examples of why alcohol, religion, and shotguns are three things that should never be used at the same time. Seems a group of guys out bar hopping got into a religious argument over who would be going to Heaven and who would be going to Hell after a night of heavy drinking. The argument became more and more heated until finally one of the men decided to settle the matter once and for all:

Stoker said he would settle the argument and went into a house and returned with a shotgun, which he loaded and placed in his mouth, Alford said the witness reported.

“The victim Joslin then took the gun out of Stoker’s mouth, saying, ‘If you have to shoot somebody, shoot me,”’ Alford said, citing the witness report.

The shotgun went off, hitting Joslin in the chest and killing him.

Well, I suppose that is one way to find out for sure, though I think I would have taken a different approach to the problem.

I suppose this means we’ll have to endure a John Edwards Extra Special Crossing Over episode wherein he reveals the results of this experiment.

“I’m sensing a man.. or maybe a woman… definitely a dead person. They died tragically… the result of immense… of immense stupidity. I’m getting a sensation of a big gaping hole in the chest or head region. Does this make sense to you?

This person… I’m getting the impression… wants to say, wants to tell you that they’re OK. That the other side is beautiful and they’re watching over you. That it’s not your fault that they died even though you’re currently serving 25 years to life. That there… something… there’s new living room rugs in your future. Do you know what that might mean? They’re showing me rugs for some reason, or maybe it’s popcorn. Something to do with popcorn.”

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