IS MY THEORY CORRECT?

he Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, Massachusetts. (from here)
The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, Massachusetts. (from here)

To understand this post, dear reader, I am going to make an odd request. I would like you to read two posts on another person’s blog. So please be patient with me.

What is the subject? It is an important one. We have this strange idea being promoted by many of our leaders: people don’t kill; guns kill. Therefore, if we get rid of the guns, guns won’t kill people.  In a nation of people descended from pioneers, where did that nonsense come from? As odd as it may seem, I think the notion originated as a distortion of Biblical teaching. However, to put that notion into perspective, I think reading a couple of posts at
level_head‘s (AKA Keith DeHavelle) blog would help.

First check out Confiscation, a post about gun control. Make certain you digest these comments.

56 million people died as a result of gun control in the 20th century.

That’s the lowest estimate I’ve seen. Stalin was reputedly responsible for 55m, and Mao for another 80m or so. Not counting Hitler, Pol Pot, etc.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

Really? I always thought it was that number. :S

I’ve seen 160m to 180m.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

Oh wow. Regardless, gun control is a huge factor behind a number of genocides in the 20th century.

Then consider Conspiracy. That is a post about the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that truly is engaged in a massive conspiracy. In his post,provides a short history of our government’s attempts to tiptoe around the connection between Islam and terrorism.

Why do we refuse to make the connection between Islam and terrorism? In response to the following comment, I provided an explanation (following the comment).

I also noticed that every time there’s an Islamic terrorist attack, Muslims make themselves the “victims”. It turns from “this was a terrorist act” to “this has nothing to do with Islam, they’re just Islamophobes”.

I seriously believe that there’s a victim mentality among part of the Islamic community. Unfortunately too many of them are silent about what their fellow Muslims do. Where was their outrage from the Cologne NYE attacks or Orlando or San Bernardino? They complain about bigotry, yet they’re the intolerant ones. Merely carrying a Bible in many Muslim countries is unthinkable yet in many Western countries, they demand that everyone caters to them! One Canadian town refused to get rid of pork a few years back actually. One Minnesotan county’s Somali population demanded that their food stamp program adhere to Islamic standards.

Not only that, but the Obama administration has helped made it “racist” to report anyone that’s suspicious who also happens to be Muslim. Not only that, but despite the government knowing about the Orlando and San Bernardino shooters being radicalized, they did little to nothing about it.

Citizen Tom

2016-06-22 01:13 am (UTC)

 Based upon what I have read in the Koran, what the Islamic terrorists are doing conforms to Islam. That is most certainly what they believe.

I think our problem is that we suffer a different sort of extremism. Consider what happened during the Protestant Reformation. Christianity began splintering. The idea of warfare for the sake of Christianity faded when people began reading the Bible in their own language. Jesus never supported any such thing. Even the Old Testament does not approve of warfare to spread the faith. In fact, the Bible frowns on warfare throughout. The Bible explains the conquest of the Promised Land was a special case. Look what happened to the Jews when they started behaving like the Canaanites.

Nevertheless, among Christians we have pacifists and socialists who try to justify their beliefs based upon the Bible. Catholics even insist priests and nuns must not marry. Wherever people find the least ambiguity the Bible, someone will take that ambiguity and run with it.

What has been the most destructive misinterpretation of the Bible? Here is my candidate. Jesus kept church and state separate. In fact, the Bible frowns upon rendering very much authority to Caesar (see Matthew 22:21 and 1 Samuel 8). The secularists in our society, however, have taken this separation of church and state to an absurd extreme. To prevent being annoyed by the subject of religion (or having their plans for big government thwarted), they seek to confine the practice of religion to private closets.

Hence, when confronted by Muslim extremism, secularists don’t know what to do. War against religion? To a devout secularist, religion is not suppose to be important. We are all supposed to be the same and just get along. So-called Multiculturalism is the religion of the secularist. Thus, secularists classify terrorists as mad men and seek to ban guns. Guns kill, not people devotedly practicing their religion. Therefore, Obama is incapable of dealing with the problem, and he is even willing to invite all the Muslims who want to come into the United States.

Therefore, I ask. Is my theory correct?

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4 thoughts on “IS MY THEORY CORRECT?

  1. Regardless of the Evangelical rhetoric, which constantly seeks to make enemies of Catholics, when they would be valuable allies. Your general thesis is correct in accordance with how secular minds think. Catholic historian Thomas Madden of St. Louis University acknowledges in his book on the crusades, “that only after the event of 9/11 Westerners received a rude awakening that yes, in fact, “religion remains a reason to wage deadly war.”[2] However, Madden asserts that the reasons we wage war have changed very little since the Crusades, the secularist states have only replaced religion as a reason for war with loyalty to the state or political ideology.”

    https://allaroundthewesternfront.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/historicism-of-christians-and-muslims-of-the-crusades-pt-2/

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    1. @Philip Augustine

      I am rushing off to work, but I will be happy to review the article you linked to. Thanks for your comment.

      Regardless of the Evangelical rhetoric, which constantly seeks to make enemies of Catholics, when they would be valuable allies.

      I don’t pretend to be a saint, but discussing anything is going to irk someone. So in order to discuss things I generally irk everyone.

      We have numerous Christian denominations. We cannot all be right. Most likely, we all have parts of it wrong.

      The Protestant Revolution started in response to the Catholic Church’s perceived departures from what Jesus and His apostles taught. It also started because of power politics. Mankind is a mess, and that’s a fundamental Christian belief. If we don’t get that right, we don’t understand why Jesus died for us.

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  2. In my opinion, only a fool would not agree with your opinion. Problem is our country listens mostly to the Song of Fools, and does not include the word wisdom when groups of well meaning people gather and sing out ‘What the world needs now is love, sweet love.:

    Yes love, but wisdom to prevent and warn us about foolish love.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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