previous post next post  

Supernatural beings to the rescue!

 No, no. Not Ben Affleck and Matt Damon...  much less Alanis Morrisette

“I don’t believe in guns,” said Dorsey. “I don’t own a gun. I’m totally at the mercy of my saviors. They obviously sent two angels to help me. These people protected me when I couldn’t protect myself.”

Heh.  Good thing the Angels believed in fantasy weapons.

In a further example of muddled thinking (hey, he'd just been mugged and witnessed a gunfight, I'll cut him some slack) he's got who had whom at whose mercy backwards.  His choice to not believe in physical objects that actually do exist put him at the mercy of a guy who did believe in them, and using them for nefarious purposes.  He was never at risk from the angels...

Wonder how he feels about gun bans now? I'm sure he'll square his reality with his weltanschauung after his anti-gun friends stage an intervention.

But yes, the Brady Campaign would spin this as "There would have been no one hurt had those two goons with guns not shown up and started shooting." And found that to be a preferable state of affairs.

5 Comments

Greetings:

Back in the Bronx of my youth, I learned the I would rather get caught with my gun/knife than without.
And, I don't recall rosary beads coming up in the conversation.
 
 Evolution can be suspended temporarily and locally. It will re assert. There's a big dieoff coming.
 
What's that old saying?  Oh, yeah:   "God helps those who help themselves."
 
In my understanding, it is OK for a Christian to shoot people in two situations:

1. In necessary defense of oneself or another against death or grievous bodily harm.

2. When engaged in a just war.

As for our current wars, I suspect they may not be perfectly just, to say the least, but I am morally certain they are being conducted in a stupid manner. But, I felt just the same about the Viet-Nam thing.
 
P.s. That is why Belisarius is my favorite General who ever lived.  He never did anything stupid, and before every battle, he gave a speech to the barbarian enemy extolling the virtues of minding one's own business, not invading their peaceful Christian neighbors, etc, and exhorting them to go home and sin no more.  When they attacked anyway, he and his men administered crushing compendious ass-kicking defeats and ignominious routs to them.

The only battle he ever lost was one he was talked into by his men, against his better judgement.