How To Live Under An Unqualified President by John Piper


#2204

I stand with Bob on this. Noticed you have been missing for over a week or two.


#2205

If anything will bring back Dave B - with six guns a blazing…it’s this headline today, from the BBC. :wink:

Or perhaps this one? :wink:


#2206

He will be back - but not because of anything put out by the BBC. He is fully aware that the BBC was the originator, the founding father if you like, of all that propagates “fake news”. It was championing left-wing dogma when CNN was still in diapers.


#2207

DaveB,

I do fear that my provocativeness was more offensive than I realized, and that I may have troubled your spirit, and your sense of freedom to post your vantage point here. While I am closer to no one else here on exegesis and theology, there is no doubt that I come at many political questions differently from many. Indeed, I sense that my view is a minority one among many here who are closer to your perspective, yet often don’t represent it without your input.

You have regularly demonstrated a gracious spirit, and offered fitting challenges to those who offer opposing views, and it’s not at all necessary to me that you support my political views. I hope you will again contribute your insights to every area of the forum.

Sincerely,
Bob


#2208

Again, that is “personal opinion”. I like to see studies and statistics.


#2209

So do I - provided the studies are not flavoured by the opinions of their originators.


#2210

There are safeguards that professional designers can take, to minimize bias. And it’s up to other academic and professional “experts”, to insure they did this - for their studies, statistics, etc. It’s called by such names as peer review, study duplication, etc.


#2211

Yes, guns kill people, but so do a lot of other things, obesity, smoking, car accidents, chemicals the list goes on.
So we can ban cars and make everyone walk, ban all foods and chemicals that that cause adverse health effects, make everyone go to the gym and eat vegetables, etc,etc.,etc. I suppose the only thing left to do is live in a bubble-the perfect utopia.


#2212

I’m sitting here drinking a whiskey and know that Dave is where he needs to be. At this moment.


#2213

@LLC unlike cars, unhealthy food, and most chemicals, guns are created to kill. Sure people can commit murder with cars and chemicals (Big Macs and cigarettes are another story…), but the simple reality is they don’t at anywhere near the rate people do with guns. The convenience with which guns make murder certainly seems to be a factor in why so many people murder with them.


#2214

As an aside, I saw an excellent movie today. It got high ratings, on both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Interesting, Chad. Since I like a good whiskey. Especially Scotch. And being a Costco member, I usually get the Costco Kindland brands. Which are really big and famous brand names, put under a Costco label. At least, that’s what I have been told. So what kind and brand of whiskey, were your drinking?

Or is it a whiskey, the good ole boys drink - back at Rocky Top, Tennessee USA?

We can call it “spring tonic” and fix the political situation here!


#2215

l would say you are right in the overall idea, but wrong in the political view…

Guns are indeed made to kill, but the use is of a very needed and intricate part of the second amendment. We are what we is


#2216

qaz, People have been killing each other since the beginning of time. The banning of guns isn’t going to stop those who are intent on murder. They’ll just find other ways. As you pointed out, guns are created to kill so why not call for ALL guns to be done away with, or simply ALL weaponry that is specifically created to kill?


#2217

LLC to qaz!

First, we think the Catholic Church - is not handling sex abuse cases well. Well, what about the US government?

I wish they would bring back, the good ole days - of TV westerns. Where never is heard, a discouraging word. And the good guys - with six guns and such - always win!

First, the good guy must come to town:

And with the bad guy’s friends, who needs enemies? :rofl:


#2218

The fact that Americans are 7x as likely as people in other high income countries to die violently suggests stricter gun laws would significantly reduce murder. If everyone who would murder if he had a gun would murder even if he didn’t have a gun, there wouldn’t be this disparity. The fact is that people in other high income countries don’t simply murder with knives, cars, poison, etc at the rate Americans murder with guns. If society makes something easy/convenient (and guns make murder as convenient as possible), more people will do it.


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#2220

Here is an interesting article, from today’s Pathoes Evangelical newsletter:

Gee! I sure miss the simplicity, of the wild west days! :slight_smile:


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#2222

So Don, What do you mean by this quote? Do you believe that DT is bad by saying that not anyone who wants to enter the USA can just walk across the boarder? And if not allowed, you think that the powers to be are somehow evil? Is our country somehow different from yours?


#2223

The point you don’t see is that Americans are freaking 1000% more free and safe because of the second amendment and the rights it gives.