Sunday, January 17, 2016

Two from Herschel Smith.

Pistol-Packin’ Christians
Islamic Jihad Targets The Weak And Defenseless, So Prepare To Defend Yourself, Your Family And Your Tribe


Anonymous said...

None of what is happening in Europe would be taking place if not for traitorous people in power. Their aim has always been to dilute the European people and brainwash them into silently accepting it. And for their police forces to go along with it tells me that they're hiring from an even lower I.Q. pool of candidates than here in the u.S., which really boggles the mind. I was back and forth to Germany in '88, '90 and '92; in other words when "The Wall" existed, just after it was coming down, and again after it was a museum piece. I told friends there and their relatives here at that time, that a larger plan was afoot to destroy the European people. At the time I didn't know it would consist of using Muslims. Of course they thought of me as a radical nut-job and paid little attention to me...I wonder if in hindsight they're looking back and remembering what I told them decades ago.

Chiu ChunLing said...

"We do not need to prove that when a good thing is commanded, the evil thing that conflicts with it is forbidden. There is no one who doesn’t concede this. That the opposite duties are enjoined when evil things are forbidden will also be willingly admitted in common judgment. Indeed, it is commonplace that when virtues are commended, their opposing vices are condemned."

This is all well and good, but it somewhat misses the point.

Whether or not you can be a good Christian without a gun depends greatly on whether you have some more effective means of protecting innocent lives. And while there will always be situations in which a handgun deters or defeats some danger, in civilization there are often more effective means of defense (not that we're going to have even what is still left of our civilization much longer).

The real point is whether you can be a good Christian while deliberately depriving innocents of the means they find necessary to defend their own lives. As a Christian, as a mere human, can you look at someone who is in a situation where, if they are not armed, they are far more likely to be killed, and take away their means of self-defense?

Consider the old scenario of the two hikers confronted by a bear. One hiker starts taking off his pack, and the other asks why, since bears can run up to twice as fast as humans. The first says to the other, "Well, neither of us can outrun a bear, but really I only need to outrun you." Then the other kicks him in the balls and leaves him for the bear. Is that a Christian act? Does the fact that the first hiker "deserved it" make any difference?

Or does the story itself merely illustrate what we already knew, that I'm not a good Christian?