Uncommon Sense

February 24, 2013

NRA Proves that We Are Not a Christian Nation

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 8:24 am
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Christians say Jesus died to absolve you of your sins. Of course, there is no mention of this in the gospels but what Jesus did say in the Gospels is that we were not to oppose our enemies (“turn the other cheek,” etc.) and then he hammered the point home by giving himself up to his enemies who he knew wanted to put him to death. Point made. So what do Christians in this country do? They fortify themselves with assault weapons and such to avoid doing what Jesus taught them.

Clearly if this were a Christian nation as so many claim, the NRA would have no standing and people would turn away from resisting their enemies real and imagined. That is not happening, so we are not a Christian nation.

Quod erat demonstrandum.


  1. Brilliant! All its missing is a long, wet raspberry at the end 🙂


    Comment by john zande — February 24, 2013 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  2. That’s funny I never realised the Gospels said nothing about dying to remove sin and all that. That would probably explain why no one could ever explain how it worked.

    Good point on the gap between love and forgiveness, and carry guns at all times.


    Comment by Robert Nielsen — February 24, 2013 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  3. Interesting. So, gun control is a way for good Christians to get all the bad Christians back on the straight and narrow. Good democrat Christians like Obama and Pelosi who represent the government, whose various agencies are armed to the teeth.

    “Turn the other cheek” refers to vengeance. We should not seek vengeance. That says nothing of warding off an attack. In fact, there are passages in the bible that would require us to kill an attacker. Old testament, yes. But that is said to be the word of the father (Jesus himself, some would say). So, is He contradicting Him(self)?

    He didn’t defend Himself. True enough. But that was HIS purpose, wasn’t it? To die. He said it would happen, and it did. It had to, if you happen to believe.

    Anyway… Nice try.

    Fallaces sunt rerum species.


    Comment by conservative2cents — March 4, 2013 @ 11:00 am | Reply

    • The branch of the NRA driving their current polcies is the grood who wants to oppose “government tyranny” by force of arms. Their references to this tyranny have been in regard to government policies, e.g. Obamacare, not actual physical acts of tyranny committed by the government. I hardly think this is either vengeance or self-defense motivated.

      Jesus also said that one should unburden oneself of one’s worldly possessions, so should one oppose thieves, especially by force of arms?

      Basically I find their insistance on some mythical self-defense against hypothetical governmental tyranny as delusional and it comes with a cost that is very, very high. The Swiss used to require their army reserves (basically all able-bodied adult males) to keep their rifles at home. When they changed this policy and required them to keep their weapons at a local armory under lock and key they found that the number of military suicides plummeted. Hmmm, we have a military suicide problem; could a partial solution just be keeping convenient weapons out of range? The cost of immersing the entire country in weapons does not seem to appropriate to the mythical threat.


      Comment by stephenpruis — March 4, 2013 @ 11:14 am | Reply

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