Continuing on a theme from the prior post.
This is why (not really) that I no longer go to church. I wonder what the parishioners' "helping the poor" programs are like, because in spite of their misinterpretation of that quote from the Bible, Jesus did preach that we help the poor. Do they offer free gun training or free ammunition to poor families at Christmas? It reminds me of the dorm at the Colorado University that was set aside this year for students who wanted to bring their guns to college. Keeping a concealed weapon is so important to learning. No one signed up, which gave me hope that we were not returning to the uncivilized wild west where we must be ready to defend ourselves daily using violence. There are those who live in fear of almost everything and need to stock up on food, water, guns and prayer with the belief that victory goes to those who are prepared for the very worst. There are those who feel there is a master plan of which we are a small part or if no master plan is unfolding, then we must accept that each day is an energy of events and we can control it to a small extent by the way we live our lives. But the greater control we have is how we react over time to what happens to us. You know which one I am.