Gun Control

After every shooting, liberal talking-heads demand, “More gun control!”

The idea that banning firearms will solve the problem of gun violence is patently absurd.

Bad guys are bad guys specifically because they don’t care about society’s laws or value human life.

Banning firearms only punishes the law-abiding citizens that would obey the law and turn over their guns – the sportsmen, collectors, hunters, and responsible citizens protecting their families.

The scumbags running around murdering people aren’t going turn over their guns because we ask them to, they’re going to capitalize on a newly defenseless citizenry and prey upon us more viciously than ever.

The problem is not guns. The problem is spiritually and morally lost human beings.

If all guns could magically be taken away from everyone – good and bad – at exactly the same moment, the “No more guns!” argument might warrant consideration. As it is, back here in reality, the guns are already out there and there’s no way of undoing that.

Besides, to someone dead-set on doing harm, almost anything can be used as a weapon; cars, trucks, clubs, baseball bats, tire irons, knives, forks, spoons, bananas, plastic bags and packing peanuts – anything.

The best option for the world we live in is for the good guys to be well-trained and well-armed – with weapons equal to those being used against them.

Savages only understand savagery.

The best defense against gun violence is not a self defense course, a rape whistle, or hugs and understanding. It is bad guys knowing there’s a better-than-average chance they’re going to lose their lives if they attempt to take someone else’s.

It’s not a perfect solution, but that’s the world we live in.

The only other option is an unarmed population and a lot more dead bodies.

If the truly evil people of the world don’t fear resistance, thieves will be bolder breaking into houses. Instances of terrorists opening fire in shopping malls, music festivals and other public gatherings will skyrocket. Extremist nut-bags will be far more willing to rape, torture, enslave, murder, and forcibly convert our sons and daughters. Enemy states will likely take the fight to our shores (the main factor in Japan deciding not to invade the United States during WWII was a well-armed American population). Corrupt governments will go unchecked, freely and fearlessly inserting themselves into every aspect our lives – self-determination, freedom of speech, religion, and assembly will all be a thing of the past. Antifa rioters will… well, yeah, it’ll pretty much be business as usual for those losers.

Basically, all of things that suck now will get exponentially worse if we take guns out of the hands of good men and women.

We don’t need gun control. We need self-control. We need a population that understands the value and sanctity of human life.

Christian Terrorism? Nope. Not a thing.

With every new terror attack, the bodies of the victims haven’t even been scraped off of the streets before some dirt-bag has dismissed the perpetrators as victims and pointed the finger at Christians as the true evil in the world.

“Christians – especially white, males – commit acts of terrorism too, you #$&*%$# racist bigot pieces of #@$%! In fact, they’re actually way worse, because #!$%&%$ Christians are bigoted, hateful, homophobic, science-denying $#@%*!”

I’ve addressed most of the nonsense in the quote previously, but the idea that Christians can even be terrorists needs to be addressed.

Simply put, it is impossible for Christians to be terrorists. Murdering innocent men, women and children literally goes against everything Jesus has commanded His followers.

Christians are instructed to love their enemies, bless those who curse them, and pray for those who mistreat them.

 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” –  Matthew 22:37

There is no room for terrorism in Christianity.

A terrorist claiming to be acting on Christ’s behalf is either lying or insane. motives. He or she is not acting on Christian doctrine. Not a single verse in the Bible condones or encourages terrorism and/or murder.

Christianity is not, and cannot, be spread by violence. There are no forced conversions, no threats, no intimidation, and no membership fees. Christianity freely offers freedom. Faith has to be arrived at honestly and freely, without coercion or manipulation.

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord & believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

There are belief systems, religions, and “holy” books that not only condone but encourage abominable acts like pedophilia, murder, slavery, torture, genital mutilation, lying, theft, child marriage, persecution of unbelievers, genocide, racism, sexism, and terrorism. Christianity is not one of them. Never has been. Never will be.

Secrets of life #29

Retiring long-nurtured dreams is not a betrayal of childhood aspirations. A lifetime of experience births new, better, wiser dreams.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “

Dream big. Leave room for course corrections.

Let’s get crazy!

The world has lost it’s collective mind.

Up is down. Good is evil. Cats are marrying dogs. Heck, people are marrying dogs.

Laws are created and enforced based not upon logic, reason and facts, but feelings.

What is a reasonable person to do in such a topsy-turvy bizzaro-world? Well, out crazy the crazies, of course!

Can’t afford university? Simple. Identify as *REDACTED* and enjoy the many perks and benefits not afforded to other Canadians – including free university!

Or maybe you’re having a hard time landing a job? Not a problem. Identify as a disabled, female, “person of color,” and enjoy front of the line consideration for job openings. Anyone tries to tell you otherwise, call them a racist, kick their ass, and claim you’re part of a SJW “Civil Rights Movement” – those dudes can get away with anything.

Got drunk and ran some poor fool down? Worry not. Claim drunk driving is part of your religion. If it works for rape and wife beating and pedophilia and theft and murder, so hit-and-runs shouldn’t be an issue.

Poor? Pfft. Give me a hard one. Identify as a millionaire and demand the government adjust your bank account to reflect your delusions… err… deeply held, sincere beliefs.

Looking old and run down? Identify as 21 and demand regular plastic surgery revisions to reflect your “true” age.

Tired of life as an adult? Identify as eleven and demand to be placed with a (very) Liberal foster family.

Long line at the bathroom, fella? No worries. Since we can now change our gender at will, feel free to sashay into the nearest ladies room and scar some chicks for life.

Heck, claim you’re a freaking alien/elf hybrid from beyond the stars and begin making delusional demands all over town. If anyone calls you on your nonsense, refuses to bake you a pro-trans-species marriage cake, or fails to use your “preferred pronouns,” claim to be the victim of white supremacists, Christian bigots, science deniers, elf/alien-phobes, contact the media, and sue them for everything they’ve got. You may even get you’re own reality show out of it!

Pro Wrestling Is Real, People Are Fake

“Wrestling is fake!” is the condescending insult hurled by those that consider themselves too intelligent for such pedestrian forms of entertainment.

In all forms of fiction, whether diving into a book, binge watching a TV series, or engrossed in a movie, there is a suspension of disbelief.  That’s a flowery way of saying that you stop thinking about actors, directors, camera angles and special effects, and allow the story sweep you away.

If someone can enjoy a big screen battle between Superman and Lex Luthor, (hopefully) knowing full-well that what they’re witnessing is not, in fact, a documentary, then there is no reason they can’t enjoy professional wresting.

Sit back and think about what we’re witnessing on the average professional wrestling show. Outside the ring, characters develop and storylines unfold. Inside the ring, a live, in-person, intricately performed, battle between good guys and guys unfolds – with no stunt doubles, retakes, or CGI hocus-pocus to enhance the “realism.”

Professional wrestling is astonishing!

While it is true that the outcomes of matches are pre-determined and professional wrestlers take care not to injure each other, the laws of physics are not suspended within the squared circle. When a professional wrestler performs a high-flying acrobatic maneuver or an astounding feat of strength, what you’re witness is really happening. Gravity has not been suspended. The human body has not suddenly become invincible or weightless.  The ring is still constructed from wood, steel, foam and canvas.

Figure skaters master a handful of skills, and practice and perform with the same partner year after year. Professional wrestlers master thousands of skills and perform with hundreds of partners over the course of a career.

Football players play a handful of games per year. Professional wrestling has no off-season.

The most prolific actors make one or two movies a year. Television actors max out at around 22 episodes per season. WWE’s Raw brand, for example, airs a new 3-hour episode 52 weeks a year; runs an average 3 live events per week; and airs 12 pay-per-view events per year.

Professional wrestling combines the best of sports and entertainment into one, family friendly, package. It is an art form that deserves respect, every bit as real as any action movie or adventure novel.

So, the next time some one poo-poos your enjoyment of Professional Wrestling, remind them of these facts. And maybe ask them when they last watched a blood-splattered, profanity-filled, sexually-explicit and violent, political-soapboxing, hilariously poorly-acted episode of… well, anything on HBO, really. And them ask them which form of entertainment has more merit.