Reg Henry muses on American gun culture. A snippet:
In this moment of despair, when the choice appears to be between doing nothing, or doing something that foolishly poses as doing something, let me offer an irreverent thought that goes to the heart of the matter: Concerning all those thoughts and prayers for victims of gun violence, to what god are they addressed?
The core problem is that a sizable number of Americans have made a golden calf to worship. But that graven image is not golden; it is made of shining gun metal. As long as the almighty gun is put on a pedestal in our culture, praising the Lord and passing the ammunition in the general context of our world only perpetuates the suffering.
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