Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Take Your Gun to Church

Uh-oh. I'm bracing myself for subscribers dropping me, Facebook fans deserting me, and family members shaking their heads in disappointment. I'll probably even lose that juicy sponsorship deal with Vibram. Oh well.



Before you get too upset, let me set the record straight that I don't have a problem with people who follow Jesus, or any religious choice, as long as they have love in their hearts. And I certainly don't have a problem with people who have patriotic pride in the USA. I don't even have that much of a problem with people who have a fetish for their guns and are avid defenders of their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. (I may not share their opinions but I try to respect and tolerate their point of view.) I just think it's funny that some people think those three things all go together like football, chicken wings and beer.

It's interesting to me that the gun rights people point out that the founding fathers wanted us all to have arms so that we could overthrow the federal government if it started doing things we didn't like. But usually those are the same people who hate hippies and liberals for protesting a war our government is waging. Apparently, if the need arises, shooting and killing fellow citizens who work for the government would be okay, but God forbid you burn a flag. That would be crossing the line.

Seriously, the whole gun rights issue boils down to this simple idea: If Bob, your next door neighbor who works for the feds, shows up at your door one day asking for your gun, you should have the right to shoot him in the face. Is that what Jesus would do? I'm just sayin'...there seems to be a disconnect there. (I might have to take back that statement of trying to respect their point of view.)

7 comments:

Carol said...

This is the best. I immediately forwarded the link for this episode to about 30 people, even those I'm pretty sure read your blog every day. I hope it goes viral.

shipping troll said...

Everyone knows that Jesus would carry a Desert Eagle .50, Chrome plated with Custom Hogue grip.

Jeremy said...

Hahaha, as a (liberal) Christian I love it. I don't have a gun (Just a Nerf gun) and it scares me that guns are so readily available. My dad has always had guns but he kept them hidden.

I also don't understand American expectionalism, people that feel that God blessed the US is some way that he hasn't blessed Canada, England, or other countries. My pastors Canadian wife certainly wouldn't agree with that.

In fact my church has exrapolated from the Bible that the US will be instrumental is helping the Antichrist...

Jeremy said...

I have to agree, shipping troll. Desert Eagle for sure

Jade said...

OK, this is my favorite one so far. Hilarious, and brilliant. Thank you!

Red Pill Junkie said...

"Please be upon ye, punk" said Father Eastwood ;-)

Cellar Door said...

Best episode ever! I love how you tied in nationality, too, and gun makers. I want a t-shirt that somehow summarizes this episode. I'll wear it to church!