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2009-06-04 12:34:51 AM  
You should see their Sunday school:
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2009-06-04 12:38:27 AM  
we need to have a 'bring your gun to guard the abortion clinic' day
 
2009-06-04 12:45:49 AM  
If I didn't fear our government so much, I'd say we need a "get rid of the guns" day.
 
2009-06-04 12:45:52 AM  
Assemblies of God, huh? They're about at the same place on the list of people I would give guns to as the Taliban and wildcat Israeli settlers.
 
2009-06-04 1:50:02 AM  
Because guns in church are just all the rage these days.
 
2009-06-04 1:59:10 AM  

robomonkster: Because guns in church are just all the rage these days.


it's like pogs, only deadlier
 
2009-06-04 4:36:51 AM  
Did anybody read that headline and think "Fried chicken wars"?
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/Holy shiat am I hungry
 
2009-06-04 4:37:03 AM  
FTFA: "In lieu of George Tiller being gunned down in a church, this blows the mind..."

So, cool...I didn't know you could hold a gun-friendly church service to take the place of events that have already happened...

Or maybe that blogger just f'd up in front of his largest audience ever. Yeah, prolly that.
If you don't know what something means, why would you say/write it?
That's just plain domesticated.
 
2009-06-04 4:40:42 AM  
American religious retardation? The gift that just keeps on giving...

\We can only hope they go all "NO my religion..!" on each other..
 
2009-06-04 4:42:53 AM  

untaken_name: FTFA: "In lieu of George Tiller being gunned down in a church, this blows the mind..."


In the first sentence, yet!

What a retread!
 
2009-06-04 4:51:05 AM  
The safest place in town. It's been statistically proven...

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Link

queezyweezel: If I didn't fear our government so much, I'd say we need a "get rid of the guns" day.


You should be more afraid of the criminal element in your town. They are the real danger to you not the government.
 
2009-06-04 4:58:24 AM  
Wait... Why?
 
2009-06-04 5:00:36 AM  
What would Jesus pack?

/A single-action Bird's Head Ruger, I think.
//Stainless of course.
 
2009-06-04 5:01:52 AM  
Lame.

/needs liquor
 
2009-06-04 5:07:16 AM  
Why is this any different or any more special from people carrying firearms anywhere else???

Again... why is this an issue???
 
2009-06-04 5:08:14 AM  
This can only end well.
 
2009-06-04 5:14:10 AM  

Nakito: What would Jesus pack?


Dunno. But I bet he'd buy it http://www.paladinarmory.com/ (new window)
 
2009-06-04 5:15:30 AM  

Hop-Frog: Lame.

/needs liquor


Communion Wine.
 
2009-06-04 5:16:32 AM  
Doh!

/don't drink till ya can't link
 
2009-06-04 5:19:03 AM  
This gun toting god fearing christian approves...also boobs

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2009-06-04 5:19:07 AM  
This should end well.
 
2009-06-04 5:19:35 AM  
Somebody needs to shop a "Dirty Jesus" with his .44
 
2009-06-04 5:20:23 AM  

TheyCallMeC0WB0Y: Why is this any different or any more special from people carrying firearms anywhere else???

Again... why is this an issue???


It's not so much an issue as a freakshow. We've given up trying to point out the irony of gun-obsessed torture-loving hate-machines who profess to profoundly love the Prince of Peace. We don't try to explain it anymore or even change it. But forgive us, we just can't help but be amazed at the hypocrisy and ignorance that is the conversative Christian in America today. We can't look away. The spectacle is grotesque and mesmerizing. So allow us our little vice. When we see things like this, we'll make snarky comments and sarcastic jabs. But really, we are just in awe of the freakshow and keep seem to look away.
 
2009-06-04 5:26:59 AM  

texastag: You should be more afraid of the criminal turrist element in your town. They are the real danger to you not the government.


Gotta stay on-message.
 
2009-06-04 5:32:03 AM  

cantsleep: Somebody needs to shop a "Dirty Jesus" with his .44


ask and you shall recieve my son

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2009-06-04 5:32:10 AM  
I really wish I understood the American gun culture. I spent six years in the Army. Basic at Fort Benning. Carried a side arm on duty. Always have the sidearm.

I learned deep respect about guns in the military. They are always there. A certain comfort in that environment. The way the gun lifestyle gets bandied about in a Christian nation puzzles the hell out of me.

Personally, I am forever grateful I never had to use my rifle or sidearm to defend my country. I never met that test. My father and uncles did. Father in Korea. Uncles in Europe. Uncles would never talk.

Still, I have always felt a need to distance myself from them in civilian life. I guess I felt I did my duty, and earned the right not to carry that burden any longer, if that makes sense.

Why am I sharing this? Guns and church... makes no sense.
 
2009-06-04 5:33:15 AM  
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My mom gave me this nine mil for my 13th birthday. I'll always remember what she put on the card - "Jesus loves winners". That's why I aim to win.
 
2009-06-04 5:34:25 AM  
Its unchristian to have weapons of any kind. My father, a preacher, won't keep pencils in the house for that very reason, and if you look to bludgeon someone you'll find nothing heavier than a wine cork

Loucifer: TheyCallMeC0WB0Y: Why is this any different or any more special from people carrying firearms anywhere else???

Again... why is this an issue???

It's not so much an issue as a freakshow. We've given up trying to point out the irony of gun-obsessed torture-loving hate-machines who profess to profoundly love the Prince of Peace. We don't try to explain it anymore or even change it. But forgive us, we just can't help but be amazed at the hypocrisy and ignorance that is the conversative Christian in America today. We can't look away. The spectacle is grotesque and mesmerizing. So allow us our little vice. When we see things like this, we'll make snarky comments and sarcastic jabs. But really, we are just in awe of the freakshow and keep seem to look away.


Its unchristian to have weapons of any kind. My father, a preacher, won't keep scissors in the house for that very reason, and if you look to bludgeon someone you'll find nothing heavier than a wine cork. The wine comes in bags, and once in a fit of rage he tried to suffocate my mother with it.

Sad, sad days
 
2009-06-04 5:38:49 AM  
HTMfaiL
 
2009-06-04 5:39:48 AM  
'Cause nothing says "love and forgiveness" like instruments of death.

Damn, you 'Murkans scare me.
 
2009-06-04 5:56:52 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Why am I sharing this? Guns and church... makes no sense.


Pro vs amateur. Some people have a hobby similar to their day job, but most don't. Barring a few odd-balls, I'd have thought ex-military folks are probably the most responsible around weapons of anybody.

Every country has its national myths. The myths can be true history, or fiction - doesn't matter. England has tea, cricket, the NHS and winning the soccer world cup 43 years ago. The US has spaghetti westerns as folk-history, where it's unAmerican NOT to have a gun, and (in some places, anyway) a lingering trauma from the civil rights troubles of the 1960s.

National myths can change, but only if the bulk of the population wants to. Germans chose to drop the 'military' from their national self-image of military-industrial supremacy, after WWII. Can't think why.

Californians could probably develop their own national identity separate from guns, if they were a separate country. The rest of the US, not so much.
 
2009-06-04 6:04:03 AM  

1wq2: Its unchristian to have weapons of any kind.


Perhaps you should let Jesus know that.

If he'd only realized the error of his ways, he wouldn't have told his followers to sell their coats to buy swords if they didn't already have them.
 
2009-06-04 6:18:38 AM  
Who Would Jesus Shoot?
 
2009-06-04 6:25:17 AM  

1wq2: My father, a preacher, won't keep scissors in the house for that very reason, and if you look to bludgeon someone you'll find nothing heavier than a wine cork


...and if the only reason you don't assault someone is because you don't have any "weapons" handy, you're pretty severely lacking in character.

Having the capacity to kill or inflict severe injury, but choosing not to unless absolutely necessary to defend your own life or others demonstrates character and responsibility.

Rendering yourself helpless so that you never have to face the moral test of choosing to do the right thing despite being capable of causing mayhem is merely abdicating any form of responsibility and is not a virtue.
 
2009-06-04 6:27:30 AM  

Loucifer: But forgive us, we just can't help but be amazed at the hypocrisy and ignorance that is the conversative Christian in America today.


So your problem is that they talk too much?
 
2009-06-04 6:27:43 AM  
Religious people and guns... always a good combination.
 
2009-06-04 6:30:22 AM  
 
2009-06-04 6:30:23 AM  

Son of Thunder: Loucifer: But forgive us, we just can't help but be amazed at the hypocrisy and ignorance that is the conversative Christian in America today.

So your problem is that they talk too much?


Exactly. Either that or I was typing too fast. There's 2 or 3 other typos in that rant.
 
2009-06-04 6:35:30 AM  
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WWJC?
 
2009-06-04 6:38:55 AM  

walrusonion: cantsleep: Somebody needs to shop a "Dirty Jesus" with his .44

ask and you shall recieve my son


Thank you.
Fark always delivers.
 
2009-06-04 6:42:04 AM  

wrffr:
1wq2: Its unchristian to have weapons of any kind.

Perhaps you should let Jesus know that.

If he'd only realized the error of his ways, he wouldn't have told his followers to sell their coats to buy swords if they didn't already have them.


And what the heck does that mean, considering he spent the rest of the time telling people to love others, including their enemies, and not to be violent?

wrffr: Rendering yourself helpless so that you never have to face the moral test of choosing to do the right thing despite being capable of causing mayhem is merely abdicating any form of responsibility and is not a virtue.


Because pacifists are totally the morally weakest people on the planet:

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2009-06-04 6:51:17 AM  
No Such Agency: wrffr:
1wq2: Its unchristian to have weapons of any kind.

Perhaps you should let Jesus know that.

If he'd only realized the error of his ways, he wouldn't have told his followers to sell their coats to buy swords if they didn't already have them.

And what the heck does that mean, considering he spent the rest of the time telling people to love others, including their enemies, and not to be violent?

wrffr: Rendering yourself helpless so that you never have to face the moral test of choosing to do the right thing despite being capable of causing mayhem is merely abdicating any form of responsibility and is not a virtue.

Because pacifists are totally the morally weakest people on the planet:

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Pacifism is all well and good, but it can be taken too far. Once an act of violence has occurred, it may be to late for a non-violent solution. Interesting read on pacifism. (p)
 
2009-06-04 7:13:21 AM  
Nah Jesus still rocks the xiphos.
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2009-06-04 7:13:53 AM  
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2009-06-04 7:16:30 AM  
I don't think the rest of the world will ever understand the American love of firearms. Well except maybe those in the Middle East. Perhaps their shared love of weapons can bring them closer together and lead to peace.
 
2009-06-04 7:20:21 AM  
RedKangaroo: I don't think the rest of the world will ever understand the American love of firearms.

That's fine, they don't need to. Firearms are completely ingrained into American society. They were some of the most important tools used to form the country. And I'm not just referring to the revolutionary war, they were used to good effect in settling the west.
 
2009-06-04 7:21:10 AM  

Loucifer: TheyCallMeC0WB0Y: Why is this any different or any more special from people carrying firearms anywhere else???

Again... why is this an issue???

It's not so much an issue as a freakshow. We've given up trying to point out the irony of gun-obsessed torture-loving hate-machines who profess to profoundly love the Prince of Peace. We don't try to explain it anymore or even change it. But forgive us, we just can't help but be amazed at the hypocrisy and ignorance that is the conversative Christian in America today. We can't look away. The spectacle is grotesque and mesmerizing. So allow us our little vice. When we see things like this, we'll make snarky comments and sarcastic jabs. But really, we are just in awe of the freakshow and keep seem to look away.


Uh, it's a 4th of July event. If you can celebrate the winning of the country's freedom and its military's protection of our interests without referencing guns, good job being a pitiful hypocrite. The rest of us are going to go out shooting and blow up fireworks and such.

Christ was a big lover of peace, but he was hardly pacifist. He'd smite the shiat out of things that pissed him off, and was actively violent in defense of his faith as well. The idea is that it's worth trying the non-violent way first, not that that's the one that's always going to work. The former is Christian, the latter is retarded. Which are not always distinct, but in this case...

aagrajag: 'Cause nothing says "love and forgiveness" like instruments of death.

Damn, you 'Murkans scare me.


Again, 4th of July celebration. Symbolically, guns have gone a long way in advancing and protecting our country. And in reshaping society into a collection of equal fellows, for that matter (they were what finally more or less eliminated the requirement of a lifetime of dedication to be a soldier, neatly putting the last nail in the coffin of monarchy as a workable concept and making Hobbes' base nature of man and the resulting permissive social contract a reality). Christian does not mean ignorant of history (well, except Jewish history, since most of the old testament is pretty well-established as being wrong).
 
2009-06-04 7:24:57 AM  
Noticeably F.A.T. That's fine, they don't need to. Firearms are completely ingrained into American society. They were some of the most important tools used to form the country. And I'm not just referring to the revolutionary war, they were used to good effect in settling the west.

No doubt they were appropriate in their day, but I think its about time they realized those days are long gone. (Save for hunting and sporting shooters. I am only referring to the homeowner in the city who thinks they need to packing heat)
 
2009-06-04 7:26:12 AM  

No Such Agency: Because pacifists are totally the morally weakest people on the planet:


If your concept of pacifism is extreme enough that it requires you to not defend yourself or others, then yes, you're morally weak.

Does the phrase "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" mean anything to you?

And it's a little ironic that you used Gandhi as an example of pacifism because he said:

"My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. I can no more preach nonviolence to a coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes."
 
2009-06-04 7:27:03 AM  
Sounds very un-Christian to me. And rife with possibilities for Darwin Award winners.
 
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