The God Of American Weaponry

Just one month ago, Kentucky Pastor Ken Pagano opened his church to gun-toting parishioners in a ‘celebration of the Second Amendment’.[1]

In defense of this grossly irreligious act (in most other Christian countries of the world he’d be unfrocked for such behavior) he said:

If it were not for a deep-seated belief in the right to bear arms, this country would not be here today.”

On what evidence he based this hypothesis one can only conjecture, but for anyone with even a smattering of New Testament knowledge it’s obviously in stark contrast to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

Perhaps Pastor Pagano would argue the point, but in a truly Christian church, the words, “Love thy Neighbor,” and, “Turn the other cheek,” and, “Love thine enemies,” would negate further debate.

More powerful than words, two recent incidents – one in Las Vegas, the other in South Carolina – turn Pastor Pagano’s views on their head.

From the BBC today:

Two young children have been shot by their siblings in the space of 24 hours in the United States.

In Las Vegas, a two-year-old girl was in a critical condition after being shot by her four-year-old brother at their home, police said.

In South Carolina, a four-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by his three-year-old brother after the little boy found a gun…..”[2]

While both incidents were accidental, they are further symptoms of the sickness gripping the United States today.

America long ago forsook its God, in favor of its guns.

[1] “US pastor opens church to guns” BBC, 28th June 2009

[2] “Two toddlers shoot siblings in US” BBC, 25th July 2009

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2 Replies to “The God Of American Weaponry”

  1. I reckon it’s all because of a deliberate misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment.
    I doubt there’ll ever be an administration brave enough to do a thing about this disgraceful state of affairs. 🙁

    Welcome back to the real world, RJ. It’s good to read that you enjoyed your break in the coolness of the north. You were missed!

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