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September 10, 2012

the people who own guns, rifles plan to kill someone someday

Actions speak louder over words.. Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois’ moment of triumph as the province’s first female premier-elect was a tragic day when an exercise of democracy is met with an act of violence by a heavily-armed shooter using a Harper approved gun.The Rifle, a gun registry gift for Quebec’s Pauline  Marois, was  used by Richard Henry Bain to kill an innoncent person a 48-year-old man Denis Blanchette, a lighting technician,   standing in for a colleague  at an election night rally  for the Parti Quebecois  victory rally at Metropolis concert hall  in downtown Montreal.  Premier Marois’s Vicrory speech celebration was tragically interrupted by a gun  endorsed by Stephen Harper and his bullies.       

Now a Judge sides with Quebec in long-gun registry battle.The federal government’s plan to destroy data from its long-gun registry is unconstitutional, a judge has ruled, siding with the Quebec government’s bid to keep information for its own firearms registry. The decision released Monday morning by Mr. Justice Marc-André Blanchard of the Quebec Superior Court suspends the application of the article of the federal law that would have led to the destruction of the firearms registry data.
Guns kill… the people using them kill too.. who next?

I John 3:14, 15? It says, “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” (KJV)

How Did the American Christians Become Warmongers?; I too do think I learned a thing or two about evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity in America. So , I’m here to tell you: I don’t like what I see happening these days.Historically, the majority of Christians have always attempted to be–and have always publicly taught the importance of being–peacemakers. Have not Christians preached–and tried to practice–love and brotherhood? The early church was born in a baptism of love and unity. Oh sure, there were always individual misunderstandings and differences, but, on the whole, the church was a loving, caring, compassionate ecclesia. The vast majority of Christian believers understood the Biblical, Natural Law principle of self-defense. But believing in the right of lawful, God-ordained self-defense was never to be confused with warmongering. Bit now it seems he biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were the American evangelical Christians. Ditto for the war in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, drone attacks in Pakistan, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? American Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to maim and kill more and more people (including innocents)? American Evangelical Christians.  Yes the Evangelical Christians and not the Pentecostal or the Catholic Christians . And where are today’s evangelical Christians giving a second thought regarding their fellow Christian brothers and sisters in many of these Middle Eastern countries that are being persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed by Israel, and by  the puppet regimes being put in power by the US government–at US taxpayer (including Christian taxpayer) expense? And don’t forget that it was the US government that was responsible for putting Saddam Hussein in power to begin with. The US government had also set up Osama bin Laden, too. In addition to the “white” wars (the ones everyone knows about), the US government authorizes some 70 black ops commando raids in some 120 countries EVERY DAY. In fact, the secret, black ops military of the US is so large today it now totals more personnel than the ENTIRE MILITARY OF CANADA!

The disciples of our Lord were called “Christians” first by the Gentiles of Antioch, because of the manner in which the disciples reminded them of Christ’s nature and teachings. I never thought I would hear myself say what I’m about to say, but the truth is, the term “Christian” today in America signifies anything but Christ-like. To many people today, “Christian” refers to some warmongering, mean-spirited, throw-anyone-to-the-wolves-who-crosses-them person, who then has the audacity to look down their nose in contempt against anyone who disagrees with them for even the smallest reason. And the word American “church” has the stigma of being simply an enclave of warmongers to many people today. And that, my friends, is one reason so many people are turned off with today’s Christianity. And I can’t say that I blame them. I’m turned off too!

Now  this blind support for illegal, immoral, unconstitutional American wars is anything but Christian. Not only is it turning people against our country among people abroad, it is turning our own countrymen against the Christ the American  Christians claim to love right here at home. Now  the modern Warfare State would grind to a screeching halt tomorrow if the American evangelical Christians would simply stop supporting it!   American evangelicals as they had  supported G.W. Bush’s unconstitutional, unprovoked, preemptive wars of aggression, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents. And, by the way, that President Obama continues to escalate America’s wars in the Middle East is the one thing that evangelicals LIKE about him. In fact, it was Ron Paul’s opposition to the wars of aggression in the Middle East that was the chief reason why evangelicals rejected him. Yes, between a war-mongering socialist such as Barack Obama, and a peace-loving freedomist such as Ron Paul, the average evangelical would choose the warmonger. Wow.

Christianity is growing fastest within the Muslim world today. There are many Palestinian and Arab Christians.  And every day many of these innocent brothers and sisters of ours are being maimed and killed by the relentless missile attacks and countless wars being perpetrated by the US government. So, pray tell, how can we claim to be Christians on the one hand and be so callused to the suffering and death of our Christian brothers and sisters on the other hand?  No one can. No man is exempt from the moral laws of God. Especially not from murder.  No man! Not even the President of the United States. , because “whatsoever a [nation] soweth, that shall [it] also reap.”And if we Christians do not quickly stop and  repent of this bloodlust that seems to dominate evangelical Christianity today (spiritually and militarily), the word that was first used by un-churched Gentiles to describe Christ’s followers will be used as a curse-word to describe those who facilitated the ruination of our country


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