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Is gun culture compatible with Christianity?

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  • #31
    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Note that the question I'm asking is not whether gun control works or is good public policy. On a personal level, do Christians have business owning guns?

    Scot McKnight hasn't thought so for awhile. His recent blog post is thought provoking:

    Personally, I'm not at the point where I'm going to condemn Christians for owning guns. But I don't think that American gun culture is compatible with Christianity. The NRA with Ted Nugent on the board openly talking about shooting liberals, is not something I can see Jesus supporting. Period. Or "jokes" about killing intruders/people dating your daughter/etc.
    what do you mean by American Gun Culture?


    • #32
      Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post

      what do you mean by American Gun Culture?
      I would say making one's gun ownership a major part of one's identity, and a part of that being an enthusiastic eagerness about the idea of using them (as opposed to viewing guns as a last resort tool for self defense or perhaps protecting others).
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill


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