Friday, June 26, 2009

What would Jesus carry? The Sword of Truth!

There's a former Marine who's pastor of a church in Kentucky who embodies my own personal love of God, guns and grits. If I wasn't leaving for vacation at Oh-Dark-30 in the morning, I might make a trek to Louisville to attend his "Bring Your Gun To Church Day."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ken Pagano, the pastor of the New Bethel Church here, is passionate about gun rights. He shoots regularly at the local firing range, and his sermon two weeks ago was on “God, Guns, Gospel and Geometry.” And on Saturday night, he is inviting his congregation of 150 and others to wear or carry their firearms into the sanctuary to “celebrate our rights as Americans!” as a promotional flier for the “open carry celebration” puts it.

“God and guns were part of the foundation of this country,” Mr. Pagano, 49, said Wednesday in the small brick Assembly of God church, where a large wooden cross hung over the altar and two American flags jutted from side walls. “I don’t see any contradiction in this. Not every Christian denomination is pacifist.”

The bring-your-gun-to-church day, which will include a $1 raffle of a handgun, firearms safety lessons and a picnic, is another sign that the gun culture in the United States is thriving despite, or perhaps because of, President Obama’s election in November.
Now there's a man who practices that I have heard called "muscular Christianity," which is the authentic kind. Jesus Himself is our role model as Christians and one day he took at look at what was going on in what was supposed to be the House of God. It made him so mad, he calmly sat down, braided together some cords into a whip and drove the infidels out of the Temple.

There's gonna be a lot of surprises on the day that milk-toast Christians see the real Jesus, face to face.

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