Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dysangellion, not euangellion

I define America’s idolatry with guns as a confrontational belief system based on acquiring power over others. The system is buttressed by a fascination for and devotion to the violence guns provide. Those who believe need guns to prove to themselves and others they are in control, to protect them from harm, and to give them a sense of security. This belief system is committed to the expansion of gun ownership that encourages owners to take their guns literally everywhere to stop crime and save lives. Claiming divine blessing and the highest of national values, they depend on deception and distortion of the truth to gain influence in the world, but take no responsibility when thousands of Americans die by guns each year.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 22

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Sounds about right, doesn't it? Evangelistic fervor—for the wrong cause. Rather than spreading a gospel of peace and servanthood, they are spreading a bad news version that preaches fear.
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