Easter Sunday celebrates the foundation of Christianity being established on the belief that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven after sacrificing his life for mankind. Religion is an experience that transcends earthly connections to answer questions that science continues to struggle with…who are we, what is our purpose and destination; but, what about our motives for personal survival…are they in conflict with religious belief?
It’s our inalienable nature to survive, but, most religions generally shy away from the topic of “concealed carry” and biblical comments on violence can support and/or deny the use of force depending on one’s interpretation. An excellent article on shaping our religious views about self-protection was written by University of Oklahoma, Professor David Yearly . He reminds us that early use of guns, in this country, protected our lives and assured the religious freedom that continues today. Father Giorgio Giorgi builds a strong case for justifying self-protection in one of his sermons, however, the church hierarchy may not share his views.
Easter can be a time to review our personal values, no matter what religious faith we have and; when hunting Easter eggs with the children be mindful that concealed carry is an insurance token for personal and family protection. Also consider that life is more significant when we develop an understanding about ourselves, our purpose and destiny.
Have a happy Easter and keep on packin dude.