reply to post by Spiramirabilis
1. I can understand the point you are trying to put across, a desire to know, if genuine and not for some ulterior motive.
Our Messiah is the divine teacher, who lived in a far different era than today, and he taught us mankind much, even after several centuries and his
words remain relevant.
His life is an example for us.
We, this generation, gifted with free will, DO have the freedom to choose, for free will is a gift from our common Creator. Share, discuss, debate and
then make up your own personal informed perspective to react. No one else can live your life.
2. As for the looney tunes anti-gun lobbyists who continue to spout their nonsense and hypocrisy in the face against logic, all I can say is you have
that right to do so, but just remember how that right to be free was won. It did not came freely, but through blood, sweat and toil, even for the
brits who so freely condemned the 2nd amendment.
Weapons do not make one feel great. It only makes the realist, who knows he do not live in some fantasy disneyland that deluded anti-gun lobbyists
lived in, gets the comfort of security.
And the realist knows there's much more to do to society, if it ever hopes to be weapons free one day. Disarming the law abidding citizens is not the
way. Ask disarmed states such as Australia, UK and Europe, if violence is non-existant in their nations.
3. There is nothing wrong if one whom had earlier agree to the pope's other decision, but decides upon honesty and free will to disagree with his
actions on gun control.
A democracy does not believe in the Cult of Personality, but rather, the merits of the person they look up to. The realist comprehends that no mortal
is perfect and all do make mistakes. The pope had made a few, and his gun control is one of them.
It doesn't mean the supporter is blind if he previously supported his other actions but not this one. It is only being honest to oneself, a quality
lacking in many as we divert from moral and ethical teachings passed down by forefathers.