Friday, February 12, 2016

That's what idols do...

When guns become idols and life seems too dangerous to be without them, one’s ability to reason, cherish community, love neighbors, and depend on God for security are often surrendered. One does not think about such things as cause and effect or the value of negotiation over confrontation, or forgiveness instead of revenge. Nor does a gun zealot imagine his young child could be so fascinated by his Daddy’s gun collection that he wants to examine them up close, especially the one he keeps in the third drawer of his dresser in the bedroom.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 116

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