Where I work, there are rattlesnakes and other pit vipers, coyotes, bears, bobcats and even the occasional cougar, and in the places where I do business there are sometimes armed robbers. Iâm going out right now to find me a club. Or should I just wag my finger and say, âNow yâall be goodâ?
How dare you, Just Wondering, to attempt to correct the great expositors of the word? Donât you know that people like us are just âthe average readerâ who must receive the âbenefitâ of their superior knowledge and intelligence? âWhich say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.â
âThoughts grounded on scriptureâ mean nothing to those who donât take scripture at face value. It has already been shown in this thread that killing someone who is breaking in your house is scripturally justified, arming groups that are doing a work for Godâs glory is scripturally justified, and arming oneself for oneâs own protection is scripturally justified, but who cares? Isnât it better to insist that people do things the way âweâ do them because after all OUR ideas and OUR traditions are what really count, regardless of what scripture says?
Biblical warrant or no biblical warrant, me anâ the missus is goinâ to the Yalobusha County Possum Festival this fall. The barbecued possum is out of this world, and if you havenât tried the possum-n-okry casserole, you just havenât lived. JAG and BDF, if I can get my usual parking spot, Iâll be in the third goatcart on the left. Yâall stop by for some of my wifeâs homemade pickled possum and cornmeal crackers. Them crackers is mighty tasty dunked in scuppernong juice. Makes âem easy to chew, too, when yer teef is out. Country Boy, you come on by, too, and Miss Dolores you and Mr. Dolores (or whatever your husbandâs name is), yâall can swing by on your way to Tuscaloosa. Them fiddles, jugs and washboards are tuninâ up, and the cloggers are a-gittinâ ready to cut a rug. Should be a real meller time fer all of us.
Yes, Dolores, Iâve seen the movie, and been to Alvin Yorkâs old gristmill a couple of times. And I thank God for every American patriot who died not only for our own freedom, but for that of the folks in the UK as well. If not for those benighted âuglyâ Americans our friends across the pond would be typing their posts in German. On a typical Sunday morning, there are probably two hundred to three hundred people at various services at our church, and not all of them are saved. If an active shooter came in and killed fifty people, and half of them are lost, then wouldnât it have been better to kill the attacker and send one guy to hell rather than letting him send 25 people there? Some will say, âWhat are lost people doing at church?â Theyâre hearing the gospel. But some will object to that also, because if we donât do everything exactly the way they do it, we must be doing it wrong.
Iâm not a clairvoyant, Dolores, so this is strictly a guess on my part, but I bet that feller ainât broke in no more houses, has he? But according to some folks on here, that elderly man should have made waffles and coffee for the other guy and then gone ahead and let him cut the old manâs throat, too.
Excuse me, is it possible that the same person who said âIt is obvious you do not have a clue how logic worksâ is now saying âWe were called to bless. Insult never comes with thisâ? It is obvious you do not have a clue what talking out of both sides of your mouth means.
Well, B. Mc, you finally said something that I cannot argue with when you said âthere is no end to our ignorance.â Iâm glad you owned up to it at last. That was the first display of humility I have ever seen from you, and shows that maybe there is hope for you yet. Well done.
B. Mc, to assert that âpure wisdom, includes pure logicâ is neither wise nor logical, inasmuch as this statement is in direct opposition to Proverbs 3:5-6. Furthermore, it implies that you yourself are the magnificent possessor of these keen mental faculties, which is exceedingly arrogant. Finally, no one except God and Americans has any business declaring what âAmericans need to do.â Such pomposity is very unbecoming, although by no means unusual.
B. McCausland wrote, âDavidâs slingshot was a working tool.â My 85-year-old momâs .357 magnum is a working tool also. If you donât believe it, try breaking in her house at three oâclock in the morning. Youâll find that the tool is working quite well.
Since the advent of cellphones, I have had to swerve several times, and once even ran off in the ditch, to avoid being hit head-on by someone gazing at that hypnotic little screen. I didnât realize I was out of the will of God when I did that. Next time Iâll just let âem smack me. Not.