Thursday, February 04, 2016

Controlled fear

Trusting that the most powerful semi-automatic handgun or assault weapon will calm one’s nerves or bring peace of mind is destined to disappoint. Instruments of death are incapable of bestowing peace of mind and security. They provide only a “controlled fear.” Peace of mind and security are spiritual gifts that only God can dispense. They are God’s gifts; God’s alone. We can’t supply them for ourselves.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, pages 104–5

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That's like drinking coffee to relax! It ain't gonna work!
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