Friday, December 28, 2012

Dear Gun Control Advocate

Dear Gun Control Advocate,

You are a hypocrite. I'm tired of listening to your whining about how the "safety of children" trumps the rights guaranteed us by the US Constitution. Your agenda has nothing to do with protecting children, and everything to do with your misguided belief that human beings are inherently flawed, and only the guidance of your superior intellect will make society work.

I'm sick of hearing how we have a duty to protect the most vulnerable in society, even at the expense of the desires or rights of adults. Where were you when 491 babies were left to die? That got no attention from you. Were those infants not "the most vulnerable"? Were their deaths less horrifying because it took them hours to slowly die of hypothermia and dehydration, rather than going quickly in a hail of bullets? Were the not just as worthy of protection as the children who died in Connecticut?

Apparently not, because you have nothing to say on the matter. And I suspect the real reason is that if you decide that the 491 reported murders (and God knows how may more are unreported, especially in this country where we don't keep any records on this sort of thing) - if you decide that we must take action to "protect the most vulnerable in society" the inescapable conclusion is to limit abortion "rights", not gun rights.

And that is a right you hold far too sacred to risk touching.

So if you want to legislate to protect innocent children, first do something about the 3,000 or so murdered each day in this country, whose lives and deaths you ignore, who to you aren't worthy of even a footnote let alone a headline. Then you can talk about guns.

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

In the Christmas mood

If, like me, you are spending this weekend preparing for Christmas, here's some music to help get you in the mood. Yes, I know it's still Advent, but it's only one more day.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Joke

For those who, like me, still need to get shopping done and decorations put up, I offer you a short joke this week, so you can get on with it and have time to spend with your friends and families.

What's the difference between America and England?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Despair and hope

I don't have any profound words in the wake of the tragedy which struck the school children of Connecticut yesterday, or the children of Henan Province. I have no political agenda to push in the minds of people who are grieving. I have no explanation, other than to say Satan is alive and well, but remember, so is Jesus.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Free Speech


Protector of human rights.

From my opposites series. For more information see Meeting the empress

[I could not find credits for the photo]


Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Joke

A traffic cop pulled alongside a speeding car on the motorway. Glancing into the car, he was astounded to see that the young lady, who was driving, was knitting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Joke

With the feast of the Immaculate Conception just around the corner, I give you this joke to share.

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.  But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them.

Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle.

They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.
Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”

They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.

But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.  And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders.

Suddenly a small stone came whistling past Jesus and landed in the dirt at the feet of the woman.

Jesus turned around, sighed, and said "Aw mom, cut it out."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Bible


I just read a chilling story. No, not a horror novel, but a news story that happened in Italy: Baby Boy Survives for Nearly Two Days After Abortion.