Originally posted by Khaleesi
"The meme said: "There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K., making it the most violent place in Europe. Austria is
second, with a rate of 1,677 per 100,000 people, followed by Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Holland. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466
violent crimes per 100,000. … So hey, Europe, how ‘bout you shut the #%$@ up about gun control?"
Bless those Europeans and their gun control laws!
edit on 25-8-2013 by Khaleesi because: (no reason given)
This does go to the heart of the matter.
Violence hurts, maims and kills.
The knife or gun or bat will never kill, will never levitate in the air all by itself and stab, fire or swing itself.
So in all these discussions regarding gun control I just shake my head. The cause of violence period is hatred, jeolousy, greed or coveting. It
matters not in the UK where the average person does not own a gun or in my former home America where the average person does. The same cause of
violence exists in both lands because we both share the same human condition, and that human condition is subject to being controlled by the flesh. It
is the thoughts in the heart which defile the person. For example, the lust of greed, if not mastered, is what drives someone to steal my belongings.
Coveting is what I lose my possessions too. If those two things weren't constantly preached from the pulpit called massed media, then the resulting
violence from people indoctrinated to be greedy and covetous - falls. If the pulpit of mass media did not constantly preach the exaltation of wealth
and materialism, how many less teenagers would not die due to someone else desiring his pair of £100 Nike trainers? If the pulpit of mass media
didn't glorify violence and instead glorified non-violence, how many less people would die as a result of a gun or knife.
Gun control advocates almost never admit that the cause of the violence perpetrated is not the gun. So they seek to remove the weapon instead of
address the underlying behaviour and thoughts of violence.
Those who advocate no gun control see the condition of people which causes them to want a defense against it. But again, they don't raise the subject
of the cause of that condition.
The pulpit of mass media preaches
Money and possessions equal status
Wealth indicates success
Brand names equal status
Drugs are cool
Violent images to desensitise
Families are not important
Idols are rock stars, sports stars and actors
That preaching alone has incited the beast within men and they follow what it preaches. As a result, many are willing and desiring to take my
possessions and in the process, think nothing of killing or hurting me, in the process. I then can be made to fear my own life and from that fear I
seek a defensive weapon. That defensive weapon however does nothing to change things in society because the prime instigator is that darn mass media
which is the "bible" of the majority. Faith comes through hearing and the gospel that it preaches is preached straight into the minds of its
parishioners. They don't hear turn the other cheek, love your brothers, love does no harm....they hear the exact opposite which incites them to
bloodlust, envy, greed, hatred, addictions, kill or be killed, etc.
Our minds are controlled by the one we listen to, and right now, we have nations that are utterly unwilling and unable to acknowledge that an enemy
has overcome us simply through the content we choose to ingest in to our minds. There are some in the black community for example that have been
raising the alarm of rap music and it's lyric content. Heard and sung repeatedly, over and over again, imbeds it as belief. Just as I read Jesus
words repeatedly, they do the same. Jesus leads me to love my brothers by instilling that as my belief....rap star x preaches money, materialism,
sodomy, violence and death and that becomes their belief. One is life and leads to life and the other is the enemy leading to death. Now put a gun,
baseball bat or knife in both our hands and watch the results.
In dividing camps along the line of gun control and no gun control, the problem is never addressed. It's a distraction.