Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Keeping the promise

All idols that have ever been placed on a pedestal, literally or figuratively, have the same problem—keeping their promises. Think of all the promises a defensive gun pledges its owner: power, protection, self-confidence, self-determination, security, safety, and control in out-of-control situations. If a gun could keep all these promises, its devotee would be omnipotent and fully in control, just like God, but isn’t that why guns are sold? .\\—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 103

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