I often wonder what god is actually being worshipped in conservative America. But I am far from alone in that. Here are a score of satirical depictions of American gun worship.
I have gathered here a collection of comics and other images that challenge gun worship. Alan Redpath, a well-known British pastor and author, once defined idolatry this way: “Our god is the thing we think is the most precious. For whom we would make the most sacrifice. Who moves our hearts with the warmest love.Continue reading “Gun bless America”
I imagine the serpent is saying, “Go ahead, make my day”. Gun culture needs to be recognised for what it is: a temptation.
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. (Ecclesiastes 9:17-18)
“The Gun is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” (Exodus 15:2 – slightly revised)
Leunig’s illustration of our preference for a different gospel.
A common objection to Christian pacifism is the curious passage in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus says, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) Brian Pendell voiced just such an objection in aContinue reading “Lord, here are two swords”
Xombii writes: “Jesus Brand Ammunition” For all your “killing in the name of god” needs! Blasphemy? Maybe… I made this piece commenting on the ridiculousness of individuals who call themselves “Pro Life” or “Pro God” breaking the most simple of commandments “In His Name”. Whether they’re killing heritics, abortion doctors or politicians its still killingContinue reading “Jesus Brand Ammunition”