please please please, if you are a Christian, do not support the marriage of Jesus with that of using gun violence as an answer. it’s the antithesis of Jesus’ message. it’s an abomination. it’s a marriage made in hell.
i’ve seen some ads from the firearms company, Daniel Defense, that are just an abomination. i won’t show them here, but will describe them. one shows a young child holding an assault rifle with the magazine detached and a hand pointing where it goes under the headline “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” another on Easter shows a gun with a cross necklace resting on it, with the headline, “He is risen.”
i see some of these Right Wing preachers promoting more guns as the answer, putting guns in the hands of teachers, and making statements that a horrific tragedy like this means we need prayer back in schools. i bet there was a lot of prayer going on that day in those moments and there are still 19 children and 2 adults dead.
even though i’m Buddhist, i was raised Christian and Jesus (and his message) deeply resonates with me. i feel protective over it. what he taught is the complete opposite of what we are seeing, what these people are believing, and what these charlatans are preaching.
knowing that my voice as a Buddhist (and a part of the LGBTQ+ community) undermines any moral authority in the narrow view of those on the Christian Right, i’m offering some wisdom from some contemporary Christian leaders, speakers, who are setting the record straight.
if you disagree, so be it. peace be upon you. i don’t debate this topic, so please don’t expect me to engage.