The recent seemingly random church shooting in Illinois is, of course, a sad and shocking thing.
Something that struck me as more than passing strange, though, were the comments by worshippers that, when the gunman started shooting, they initially thought they were witnessing a skit.
What sort of wacko church would stage a fake mass shooting as a skit?
Does anyone else find this expectation bizarre?
I know I live in a fairly tidy little Lutheran coccoon -- stand, sit, gather, send, "And also with you" -- but what do other people do in church, exactly?