Friday, March 04, 2016

Of course it's logical—which is why it won't happen

The gun lobby will loudly proclaim that gun control will never work because “the criminals will always get their guns and good law abiding people will be always at their mercy.” To the contrary, keeping guns out of dangerous hands does work, not only in other countries but in our own. Indeed, it works very well! Strong intentional laws which keep guns out of the hands of felons, terrorists, and the mentally ill save lives. note the evidence in the chart below: The five states with the strongest gun laws have much fewer gun deaths and the five states with the weakest gun laws have far higher death rates. That not only makes sense; it works!—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 166 (emphasis original)

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Rule number one: Never use logic when discussing idols. It doesn't work. Witness Isaiah's critique of idols. Did the Israelites cease worshiping them? No. What about Habakkuk's scathing critique? Did they stop then? Nope!

Idolatry blinds people to logic. We're seeing that in this election season. Blind patriotism has become an idol, blinding people to logic. Don't touch my idols or you die!
</idle musing>

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