Monday, August 24, 2015

What Would Jesus Do?

I'd like to think this is an all purpose answer to the question "What would Jesus Do?":

“Jesus would puke,” said Reverend Nancy Jo Kemper, the leader of the New Union Christian Church in Lexington.
It's fun to take things out of context.

In my previous post I wrote: "I don't understand the need for all of these war words. Why does Christianity need defending?" Jeffrey Taylor tells us more about violent and weaponized Christians, and this time it's real and not metaphor:
When the pastor and his sheep started “brainstorming about what to do with the area,” writes Al Ratcliffe for, “the idea of a gun range came up.”

Why? This doesn’t sound like your grandmother’s church. Wait, grandma might well be among the budding sharpshooters!

“We had quite a number of church members, some elderly ladies, for example,” says Guin, “and some not so elderly women that had purchased guns, but didn’t know how to use them.” Ratcliffe does not explore why this should be a church’s business, but one can assume that God and guns naturally go together down there. They certainly do for Guin, who, moreover, hopes to turn firing lead through bull’s eyes into something akin to an encounter with the godhead; he’s establishing a ministry on his newly fashioned target range.

“This is an opportunity for us to reach out in the name of Jesus Christ in a setting that is completely unique,” Guin tells us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, "Ready, Aim, Fire!" It's the Christian thing to do.

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