Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Would Jesus carry a gun?
(I realize this is all a bit off the wall for me,
but I am ruminating about an email conversation
with a family member re: gun control and the religious right.
Here is an excerpt from my part of the story:
I don't understand how anyone who is a follower
of the teachings of Jesus, Ghandi, Martin Luther King,
to name a few, would believe that we have a right to carry
an assault weapon. As an educated, well-traveled,
adult woman who has seen her fair share of the effects
of violence, drug use, life in an inner city neighborhood,
alcohol abuse, mental illness and poverty --
I will stand at the side of those who put down
their weapons and say "Enough.")