Friday, October 2, 2015
THE MILLENNIAL CATHOLIC:
Before we go any further, quick disclosure:
I was planning on having a whole series dedicated to how the Catholic Church views death and the afterlife, but because of the shooting in Oregon, and the predictable nonsense that always follows, I'm going to hold off on it and address these notions in the hopes they will be put to rest once and for all.
1. Asking for more gun laws? Pointless and stupid.
Chief reason? More laws don't matter to criminals because they don't obey them anyway.
2. Shootings like this are society's fault? Since when?
Do you see any court putting society on trial when these happen? Of course you don't. You see the defendant, i.e. an individual person, being charged.
3. We have laws that say cars have to have seat belts. So what?
Seat belts existed in cars LONG before the laws were ever written. Besides, the Constitution doesn't say you have the right to own a car, but it does say you have the right to own a gun.
4. We need reasonable gun laws? According to whose reason?
It wouldn't surprise me at all that the gun used was legally purchased and he did pass all required background checks. What more do you want?
5. More gun-free zones? See #1.
The fact remains the harder you make it for people to get a gun, the more you put guns in criminal hands. Furthermore, it has since been revealed the shooter targeted people who were Christians.
When was the last time you heard of Christians killing someone for being atheist?
Trick question: that doesn't happen!!
6. There is one interesting fact all these shooters seem to have in common.
And that is at one point in their lives they took psychotropic drugs, also known as Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors. These are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders and go by names like Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and Lexapro.
No surprise here: they are also predominantly given to boys more than girls.
So more control over people's lives, more freedoms taken away, and more drugs all while trying to shift the blame to other people…sounds like the typical atheist playbook to me.
Luckily, there is a Twitter hashtag that I encourage people to re-tweet:#yesimachristian.