Aug. 8, 2019

Logic vs Emotion

 “For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:20  

My youngest son removed himself from Facebook about three years ago. He is a Facebook-free zone. My other two sons limit what they post and even make a conscious effort not to log on except for a few days a week.  I wish I had their discipline.

There have been many times I’ve closed my Facebook account. The problem is, in today’s world, social media has taken over our social life. It’s easier to sit in our pj’s and keep up with our friends and family online. I am discovering more and more that many people really don’t want to take the time or make the time for friendship. Most of us are okay with online friendships.

The gun control debate makes me want to pick up my laptop and throw it across the room. We certainly have lost all logic and are merely reacting on emotion, myself included. I’m tired of reading posts like, “The gun doesn’t make a person evil. The person is already evil.” Or “People can kill with a butter knife if they are determined to kill.”

Really? I mean…really?

How many people do you think an evil person can kill with a butter knife in a matter of seconds? Sounds like a riddle, doesn’t it? If we aren’t going to try and manage “evil” people, the entire bible is useless. God’s law was written to expose our sins. Since 99.9% of us ignore 99.9% of what He says, why are we still handing out bibles?

I wish everyone would just relax. No one anywhere is saying you can’t own your gun(s). Well, maybe Bernie Sanders but that’s about all. Gun control doesn’t mean we want to pry your sweet, precious gun away from your clinging hands. It simply means that anyone who can get 23 guns up an elevator to a top floor of a major hotel isn’t just evil, the lazy ass people that ignored him doing it need to be held accountable.

No one is saying that your gun(s) is responsible for mass shootings, so please calm down. Use logic; not emotion. People are saying that an “evil” person should not have access to a 200-round clip on an automatic rifle.

Perhaps we should be okay with people beating their children? After all, we can make and uphold laws that forbid child abuse but there is always that infamous wooden spoon. <eye roll inserted here>

PS As you can see, my laptop survived.