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Comment: Re:Grab 'n dash (Score 1) 13

by RailGunner (#47549717) Attached to: it boggles the mind
Exodus 22:2

“If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.

You don't know why a person is in your house when they shouldn't be. You life is not worth risking to find out if it's a drug addict looking to swipe DVD's to pawn or the newest border jumping MS-13 member or terrorist there to cause you harm.

Don't risk it.

Maybe my perspective is different since I have a wife and kids, but if someone is in my house illegally, I can only assume that there is a grave threat against my family, and I will drop the bastard. Center mass.

Comment: My $0.02... (Score 1) 13

by RailGunner (#47549665) Attached to: it boggles the mind
And maybe it's time to think about getting my first firearm.

First off -- abandon any idea of using rock salt -- pissing off an intruder is only going to get you killed.

Since you'd be new to firearm ownership, let me give you my armchair opinion.

Get a pump action 12 gauge shotgun, and a bunch of 00 buckshot. Hornady makes a gimmicky "Zombie Max" 12 gauge shell, and while it's gimmicky, Hornady makes some damn good ammo (I carry the critical defense hollowpoints in my everyday carry gun, a Springfield XDS chambered in .45 ACP). Don't waste time with bird shot, rock salt, or any other "less lethal" method.

As far as brands -- Remington, Mossberg -- won't go wrong with either one of those.

Finally, buy a box of cheap #8 birdshot and head to a range. One common misconception of a shotgun is that you don't have to aim it, it's a "room broom" -- and that notion is complete horseshit. Yes, the shot will expand but that pattern, especially indoors, and with 8 pellets (00 buck) it's not going to expand that much as to preclude you from aiming it.

Now -- some armchair "experts" will tell you never to cock it as a warning. I disagree with this -- one of my best friends is an officer, and she told me that 95% of the time, cocking a shotgun is enough and you don't have to pull the trigger -- and the other 5% of the time, you're going to have to pull the trigger because the assailant is going to kill everyone in the house.

If you'd rather have a handgun -- get a Glock in .45 ACP, with the highest magazine capacity that your moonbat idiot leaders in Kaliforniastan will let you have. I have a Glock 21 in .45 ACP, and let me tell you -- it's a nail driver. Extremely accurate at the range, and I get a 3 inch grouping at 50 yards with it.

But whatever you get -- practice, practice, practice. And have fun. No such thing as a bad day at the range. Keep the gun clean and the ammo dry and it will last you for decades.

Comment: Re:Holy Crap... (Score 1) 4

by RailGunner (#47522953) Attached to: Godwin would be ... something something something
Nope. Just here to note that your idiocy is on another level these days -- which for you, is really saying something. It's past the point of you just naturally being a little slow on the upkeep, it's degenerated to the point where you really have to try to be as willfully ignorant as you are. I'm just here to applaud your effort, it takes a lot to remain so oblivious to overwhelming facts that shatter your world view. Your psyche must be hanging on by a thread, when it finally shatters it'll be amusing to watch.

Comment: Re:I by no means missed the point (Score 2) 32

by RailGunner (#47522713) Attached to: Funniest /. article in a while
Congratulations, AC, you're written what may possibly be the dumbest post in slashdot history -- and considering the general idiocy of the lefty trolls around here, that's really saying something.

A Christian who "takes the Gospel more seriously than anything else" would interpret those words as never responding to aggression with violence or legal defense. The latter implies you wouldn't even go after government who is violating the Constitution.

HOW ON EARTH DID YOU MAKE THAT LOGICAL LEAP?

Just because Christians are commanded to not respond to violence with violence does not mean that we cannot seek a peaceful, legal remedy. Christians are not commanded to be doormats, AC. Seeking legal (or criminal charges) against someone is vastly different from smacking some dude back.

In other words, a true Christian would not be bothered by the evils of the Progressives, the federal government, etc. Those are merely Kingdoms of Man.

Wrong again. Christians are called to be defenders of innocent life, and for true justice to be merited on earth. Take abortion -- you're making the statement that Christians shouldn't care about abortion because it's part of a Kingdom of Man. Well, if Christians are called to be the Light of the World, how can we stand idly by while innocents are getting slaughtered by the millions?

not being political and telling people how the president is a rodeo clown (that's judging, against what Jesus taught)

What Jesus was talking about was not discerning whether or not an action is sinful, we can judge that all day. Jesus would not object to any Christian saying homosexual contact is sinful. Jesus would strongly object to the Fred Phelps crowd saying all homosexuals are going to Hell. THAT'S WHAT JESUS MEANT WHEN HE SAID DO NOT JUDGE. He meant that He, and only He, through God the Father, is the Judge of Humanity that decides our ultimate fate - Heaven or Hell.

You know, AC, you should really have logged in. You should own your idiocy in this post.

Comment: Re:Nothing will change... (Score 2) 34

by RailGunner (#47476821) Attached to: 1k words
So really, merely asking them to leave

"Quit before we fire you, and we'll give you a severance package, otherwise, you get nothing" -- hardly a choice there...

The church has done much worse in the past.

So, because a human institution (though divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit, it's still a human institution) did bad things in it's History -- everything should be thrown out.

You're advocating throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Which is fine, but considering the Catholic Church is what created the first Schools and Hospitals -- well, you better close those right now (or not use either) because someone may have burned a witch 500 years ago.

People are doing the opposite of calling vices virtues.

Well this is just complete BS. Homosexual contact (not the attraction, but the sexual contact) is sinful. It's a vice. The virtue would be abstinence -- in other words, celibacy. Which is the same virtue for all unmarried people.

But that's not what the current culture says -- it says, well, "be who you are" and promoted the idea that a deviant behavior is mainstream and one that should be celebrated. I'm not advocating judging gays, I would not support any law that restricts what two consenting adults do in their bedroom -- but stating that the relationship is a marriage is folly, and that it's a virtue to be aspired to (gay marriage) is completely backwards.

Society has fallen far, and very fast, from the way God intended it to be.

And just like Sodom and Gomorrah, the Roman Empire, and Babylon before it, God's judgment WILL be poured out.

The barbarians are at the gates, you just don't realize it.

Comment: Re:Nothing will change... (Score 2) 34

by RailGunner (#47467407) Attached to: 1k words
No, but the societal acceptance of these evils -- and the scale of the acceptance, moving on to promotion and calling vices virtues, and the downright fascist hostility to anyone who doesn't share this outlook, is downright breathtaking.

Can anyone imagine a mob getting a CEO fired because he donated $1K to a political cause they didn't like even just 5 years ago? I can't, and it's why I'm still stunned Mozilla fired Eich... for the "crime" of having religious beliefs. And it's not just CEO's -- Chase bank is asking it's employees if they are members of or allies of the "LGBT Community". No word on what happens if the employee says "I don't care what you do in your bedroom, but it's not a marriage." They'll probably get fired and liberals like the dipshits we have around here will cheer this saying something along the lines of "Good! We should not tolerate such intolerance!"

Can anyone imagine just 5 years ago the decay (and acceptance of sin) we're seeing in the American Protestant Church? The gay marriage agenda is nothing more than a play from Marx's book on how to destroy the Church -- by launching a full frontal assault on the nuclear Family.

As an aside, I'm seeing a trend start -- as Protestant denominations become more and more secular, a good number of those, shall we say, conservative members, are coming home to the Catholic Church.

The Episcopaleans, the Anglicans... these denominations are falling -- and many members who believe are becoming Catholic.

Most people, I think, sense it -- we've fallen off the final cliff. The landing is going to be brutal. As long as we're falling, though, there's still time to brace and prepare.

But when the shit hits the fan -- and it will -- there will be Hell to pay. God has a limit to how much offense He will take, and His Judgment will be unleashed.

Comment: Re:self-correcting (Score 1) 30

by RailGunner (#47450717) Attached to: These secular priests just keep slicing on the drive
You are citing the usual legalistic

Because it's true, and been around for a very long time.

There's a whole list of things he didn't say anything about, including homosexuality and abortion and women being subservient and on and on.

On that, you are completely wrong.

In Matthew 5:17 Jesus is quoted as saying: ""Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."

In other words, Jesus himself is saying that he isn't changing the moral law. Things that were immoral (homosexual activity being just one of many) is still immoral and thus sinful. On abortion? Here's another one, to Jeremiah: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Note that Jesus is confirming the message of the prophets, meaning He is saying that yes, He knows us while we are still being formed in our mother's wombs.

It's becoming pretty clear that you have neither read, nor understood, the Bible. More recently, of course, there are great doubts about whether Paul even existed at all.

Saul of Tarsus (Paul) most certainly existed, and he was beheaded at the order of Nero.

Comment: Re:self-correcting (Score 1) 30

by RailGunner (#47449715) Attached to: These secular priests just keep slicing on the drive
There were three types of law in the old Jewish custom -- ceremonial, civil, and moral. Some things were intended to be guidelines -- for example, pork and shellfish. This is an example of God watching out for His people, as the primary fuel for cooking in the desert was camel chips. Largely undigested grass, camel chips, much like cow chips, are very flammable. The problem is, that they burn very hot, and burn much to hot to reliably "slow" roast pork to a proper internal temperature. Shellfish -- good idea ot avoid for the same reason, plus you also have the problem of severe food allergies.

That law, however, was a civil law, not a moral one.

For stoning, well, Christ Himself stopped that practice -- Let he among you who is sinless cast the first stone...

For the last one... dude, really? You want to have sex with a woman while she's on her period? That's pretty nasty.

I'd continue, but pearls before swine and all that...

Comment: Re:self-correcting (Score 1) 30

by RailGunner (#47433083) Attached to: These secular priests just keep slicing on the drive
Swing and a miss, Ratzo.
It took a millennium and a half for the reformation to try to straighten out Scripture.
The point I made was that Luther incorrectly removed this.

So which would you use to inform your life and society? If you said, "The Bible", then even God thinks you're a moron. Because, way before there was scripture, there was man's ability to reason.

Read the Gospel; specifically read how Jesus reacted to Thomas' skepticism, and his message about those who haven't seen and still believe.

Man's ability to reason is deeply flawed. Man's "reason" once told the Egyptians it was OK to use the Hebrews as slaves. Man's "reason" today says it's OK for women to butcher their children in the womb.

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