Like everyone else in this country, I was horrified by the killing of the teachers and children in Uvalde, Texas. In an already chronically divided country, a thing like this only makes the gap between all of us so much wider. Honestly, it is a tortuous time to be the peacemakers. There simply is no peace.
A person I’ve always respected got upset with me enough to flip me off and tell me “F-ck you” because of a minor disagreement about politics, and it really set me back. And, as I’m wont to do, I had to take some time to process just what that incident means to me.
I’m not a withering flower that I can’t take someone losing their temper with me. My husband was 1%er in a major motorcycle club for nearly a decade. I’ve had many people lose their tempers and curse at me. What struck me different this time is it was coming from a very devout Christian man who has lost his temper with me before about abortion. During that discussion, he told me I wasn’t a Christian because I see God as the same in the Old Testament as in the New Testament. Brutal. Consistent. Not pro-life but pro-salvation. Mostly, he does all the talking and runs away when I try to say anything. I let it go because I get it. It is hard to let other people brush up against what you want to believe.
But this time, it was was so over the line that it made me pause. He defends the second amendment like it is a built-in facet of Christianity. He parrots what extreme right-wing talking heads tell him to say.
“Now isn’t the time to discuss gun control.”
“The only way to stop bad guys with guns is to have good guys with guns.”
“This isn’t about guns; it’s about mental health.”
If outlawing abortion is about dead children, then isn’t outlawing automatic and semi-automatic weapons also about dead children? The difference, as far as I can tell, is that one is controlling women while the other is controlling men. And that won’t stand in the country. Basically, if women kill children by having abortions, that can’t stand; but if a narcissistic, egomaniac man kills a bunch of them with an AR-15 because he’s having a bad day, well. That’s just the price of freedom. How does anyone miss the hypocrisy in all of this?
Men and boys, who regularly joke about women being unable to control their emotions, have such incredibly fragile egos anymore, they kill other people to express their anger and frustration. You don’t see women doing this. It is almost 100% males who freak out and shoot people. Girl won’t go out with you? Shoot someone. Didn’t get the president you wanted? Shoot someone. Think you’re being marginalized by black people? Shoot someone. It is pathetic how so many of our men are so hellbent on making the rest of us pay for their insecurities, hypocrisy, and low self-esteem. Grow the hell up.
The worse part of this incident is realizing that so many of the Christian men I know are almost self-righteous when it comes to outlawing abortion in all cases, over-simplifying a hard decision for women across America, while being completely unable to do something as simple as admitting they were wrong and just apologizing.
Being able to admit you’ve done something wrong that hurt someone else is Christianity 101. Apologizing is too. If you are so fragile that you can’t do that, then spare me your thoughts on abortion, or basically anything else that pertains to Christianity. You’ve lost you credibility with me.
7 responses to “Abortion/Guns & A Bunch of Dead Children”
“He defends the second amendment like it is a built-in facet of Christianity. That just about sums it up. The devotion of guns to the bible makes this the most intractable of issues to find any agreement. Great post. – Marty
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Thanks, Marty! 🙂
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Roe vs. Wade.
States Rights Washington Bites. Now get Washington out of healthcare and education. Where was Obamacare during Covid? Washington leave the 2nd Amendment alone. Close the CIA, the NSA, and the FBI while your at it, don’t forget the Secret Service and IRS, together with the Federal Reserve. Annul the 17th Amendment.
More children have been killed by abortion than by guns.
Do you think that makes it better?
Abortion is NOT the taking of a life. It is instead a couple creating a life then changing their mind. It is instead a rape victim deciding against bearing the child of a soulless maniac and/or family member. It is instead saving the life of a woman which her pregnancy endangers. It is instead a safe alternative to the coat hangers of the 60s and 70s. And most definitely it is none of anyone else’s business!!
To all Republicans, repeat after me: None. Of. Your. Business! It’s a couple’s decision to create a life, so it’s also their decision to NOT create a life, which is NOT the same as murder! If you’re all so damn pro-life, why do you support guns, whose only purpose is death? Why do you oppose everything that helps kids once they’re born, such as gov’t programs like WIC and EBT? And how can you support Trump caging kids and tearing families apart?
And finally, how do you not get it that unplanned babies usually end up welfare recipients, homeless, drug users, criminals or some other burden on YOUR tax dollars? Aren’t you the ones who bytch and moan about half of use supporring the other half? The why don’t you APPLAUD people who decide they’re too poor or unstable to have a kid?
BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL MORONS!! You should not only have your kids taken, you shouldn’t raise or breed kids, or even vote. Ever. You should do only menial jobs 14x7x365, your wills should be nullified, you should donate blood and tissue regularly, plus all organs upon death, and until then you should also be guinea pigs for drug and medical experiments, bypassing 10 years of animal testing!
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