Escaping from an out-of-control discussion on my Facebook page on well-regulated gun rights (calm down, nobody is taking away your hunting, target, even self-defense guns). I am actually pleased that the principal gun advocate in that discussion has referred to the "puppet masters" leading the morally corrupt liberal mob, and of course, tied the whole discussion to:
. . . it is about a sick society that denies faith in God, promotes violence, immorality, self absorbsion [sic], instant gratification, and a free lunch
With regard to "puppet masters," I see them more as the military-industrial complex and the NRA that promote guns and weapons of death for profit - the first human sin (not sex, by the way). It was the murder of Abel by his brother Cain because he had been taught the Master Mahan principle - "your life becomes my property" as Hugh Nibley put it. It is the same principle as the Divine Right of Kings and Slavery.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightierof the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
blind Pharisee, cleanse first that within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of deadbones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
serpents, generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: andof them ye shall kill and crucify; and of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Matthew 23:23-35 KJV.So, the Lord was still concerned about that murder of Abel - probably all those young children in Connecticut too. Life before property rights - or weird "rights" to kill others.
Oh, and by the way, way to go New York!
January 16, 2013
Here's the link to the article Karen referenced below.
January 17, 2013
And, for more about Guns & God with less Goofiness, click here.