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Stuart Shaw wrote a response to an article quoting a verse from the Book of Luke, which the author believed to support our Rights to self-protection.

Shaw’s Article Here:
http://bit.ly/GospelsAntiGun

Before I begin my breakdown of Shaw’s article, I say to you, leave any emotions at the door. Whether your religious, agnostic, anti-gun or pro-gun, answer this one simple question…

To the depth of your personal being, do you believe in taking care of yourself? In all aspects (physically, mentally, emotionally,ect) of your health. No what if’s or “I can’t say what I would do, until I’m in that situation”. I give you no scenarios or what if’s. Rather one simple question… Do you truly believe in taking care of your health?

If you answered yes or no and you left your emotions in the John this morning, then let’s get started.

Stuart’s article is well written and as he perceives, to be factual. However, when he says;

“Beyers’ letter includes an example of one common error that comes from quoting a single line (clause, sentence or paragraph), and representing that line as evidence that an authority supports the writer’s point of view, when, on the contrary, he (or she) generally does not agree with it.”

It’s obvious Stuart’s emotions got the best of him. Huh, you ask. Simply put, conviction towards the author taking one liners out of context, especially when it’s generally the wrong point of view is a stretch. I ask you Stuart, when did you have the privilege of meeting Jesus? How does anyone for that matter, know to any distinction what is meant?

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Continuing with that thought, Stuart’s admission would lead you to believe that laws in effect today are contradiction and law makers would never intentionally put you in harm’s way. Right?

What I mean by that, is that Jesus taught us the use peace instead of violence. I fully agree and would love nothing more than to live a peace existence.

Let’s get real though, people are violent . And as I stated at the beginning of the post, when illness comes knocking, you take affirmative action. When ill will come a knocking, why would you not have the “medicine” ready to go?

“The idea that Jesus would support the arming of citizens to defend themselves and take the law into their own hands contradicts much of what he taught.”

Much of what Jesus taught contradicts a majority of people’s daily lives. However, the misunderstanding of Jesus’ teachings occurs when people bring emotions into it. Yes, Jesus taught that nonviolent resistance was more righteous than violent alternatives. But, the misconstrued notion that Jesus peaceful protest

Stuart nailed it right on the head, figuratively speaking.

Contradictions. This one word can summarize the Bible, in its entirety. The Bible is literally a book of scripted contradictions. Every book or gospel has a few one liners, led or followed by a contradicting one liner. Thus, allowing the stories of the Bible to be easily adapted to most situations.

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As I was skimming through all of the news headlines, a minute ago, I came across one headline that caught my attention.

It isn’t necessarily about gun rights or the 2nd Amendment, so to speak. Rather, about how the overall aspect of lawmakers are now blaming a new source for the prices we’re all paying.

The articles headline reads:

“Lawmakers blame energy prices on speculation. Amid rising gas prices lawmakers are calling for more controls over speculators, who they blame for the high price of oil.”

The article is rather short and does not go into specific details, but that isn’t the point.

My point is this; lawmakers and their citizen followers alike are blaming something else, again. As if it truly makes any sort of difference who or what they try and pass the blame off on. Regardless of who they pass it on to, the ending result always seems to be…. Control.

As I stated in the beginning of my post; “It isn’t necessarily about gun rights or the 2nd Amendment, so to speak.” Thus completes my circle of relation.

What’s been in the sniper scope of “more control” lawmakers for decades is firearms and ammunition. Attempting to strip citizens of their Constitutional rights. Then it shifted to free speech. Not to mention the hundreds of others along the way. That is the underlying hypocrisy here. Not that lawmakers want to pass more control over speculators. Rather their wanting of more control, at the expenses of OUR RIGHTS.

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