Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pet Peeve #2

I thought it was bad enough that the second news hit about the shooting in Conneticutt, everyone around me started groaning about  "now they're gonna say we need more gun control."

Seriously?  You just found out that 22 children and 6 adults have been slaughtered by a madman and your first thought is, "Oh no, they're going to try to take away my gun."  ???

I hope we do have a discussion about what can be done to prevent horrors like this from happening again.

I thought the gun-control griping was bad, but it's gotten worse.  I've seen several self-righteous memes like this one smeared all over Facebook:

Pardon me a huge eye-roll. 

This ridiculous t-shirt is not going to bring anyone unto God.  It makes Christians look self-righteous and it demotes God down to about the power of Santa Claus.  

God is in the hearts of my children.  He is in the hearts of millions of other children and teachers all across the USA.  He is in the school and no laws about group prayer or not posting the 10 commandments are going to keep Him out.

Mosiah 24: 11-13

11 And Amulon commanded them that they should stop their cries; and he put guards over them to watch them, that whosoever should be found calling upon God should be put to death.
 12 And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did know the thoughts of their hearts.
 13 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage.


  1. I couldn't agree more. How insensitive and horrible to say that God is petty enough to abandon those children and teachers in their time of need.

  2. This is pretty much Awesome. Well, not pretty much...it is AWESOME

  3. Exactly. Maybe this isn't about someone's pet issue. It's about the victims.

    It's making me sick to see everyone trying to use this to make a point. It's awful, end of story.

  4. It makes my stomach hurt to see people on both sides trying to use this issue to make a point. It's about the victims, end of story.

    (I also agree that Christians do a pretty good job of making themselves look like jerks.)