From Exodus 32:2-4:
Aaron said to them, ‘Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.’ So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’
These are your gods, O America, who keep you safe in your land.
A few of my facebook friends are inscribing gun-nut opinions on their pages and my posts. It’s illustrative that I no longer offer explicit suggestions for legislation. I’m convinced it is fruitless. But that doesn’t stop gun advocates. It’s a sadly amusing knee-jerk reaction to the phenomenon of group-think.
It’s not unlike my non-political pro-life approach. I’ve been a suspect for years among some pro-lifers, especially the anti-abortion set.
I took the day off from work to get a few things done. And rest. The Florida shootings leave me strangely weary. And unsettled. In the US violence-worshiping culture, it’s really little different from any other school shooting. Innocent lives immolated on the altar of firearms and the pseudo-freedom offered by the golden, all-powerful gun.