22nd November 2012

“Jesus exhorted humans to be loving, peaceful, and non-violent. And yet Evangelicals are the group of Americans most supportive of easy-access weaponry, little-to-no regulation of handgun and semi-automatic gun ownership, not to mention the violent military invasion of various countries around the world.”

Phil Zuckerman

3 Responses to “22nd November 2012”

  1. Tim J. Swank Says:

    Didn’t “Jesus” say “I come not to bring peace, but a sword”? Perhaps that’s the only exhortation of “Jesus” modern Xtians believe wholeheartedly?

  2. Jeff Says:

    TJS,

    I would point out that one of his wisest followers called non-violence the “sword that heals”, and here in my part of the world we have a (retiring) Congressman who seriously proposed a Department of Peace when he was running for President. Some actually listened to the entire message.

    Not many, I’ll freely admit.

  3. Bruce Williams Says:

    Neither Jesus nor the apostles took notes. The gospels were written after Paul’s letters and decades after Jesus walked the earth. The emphasis at the time of writing was to encourage gentiles to sign up, hence the love. Check out Numbers 31 for an example of the violent nature of God.