What if he was reading the Satanic Bible instead? Yep, that might have worked just as well. It’s physics, not a miracle.
Rickey Wagoner, 49, of Trotwood, was assaulted by three men in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue, while standing outside of his bus.
Three shots were fired at Wagoner — one struck him in the right leg and two were fired into his chest. Police said those bullets were stopped by some sort of “intervention.”
“The two bullets were stopped by the New Testament book in his (shirt) pocket,”Pauley said. Police later referred to the book as a religious devotional titled “The Message,” which is a modern translation of the Bible.
“There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident, because he probably should not be here,” Pauley said.
Sgt. Michael Pauley from the Dayton Police says that Wagoner’s injuries are not life threatening and he will be OK.
There have been no arrests nor are any suspects named yet, but it might look like this is related to gang violence. A possible initiation ritual of sorts.
Regardless, ANY reasonably thick book would have slowed the bullet. It just so happens that religious texts are made in pocket sizes and often carried, thus, they are credited with softening the blows. This story is bolstered by religious belief of the victim and the readers but it’s not any sort of evidence for divine intervention.
Here are other similar stories: Reported Accounts of When a Bible Stops a Bullet – Yahoo Voices
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