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capital punishment: welcome to America where the fuck word warrants capital punishment
capital punishment: welcome to America where the fuck word warrants capital punishment

welcome to America where the fuck word warrants capital punishment

capital punishment: The first utilization of Donald Trumps newly designed method of capital punishment (2018)
capital punishment: The first utilization of Donald Trumps newly designed method of capital punishment (2018)

The first utilization of Donald Trumps newly designed method of capital punishment (2018)

capital punishment: 2/4/2014 16:44:09 <p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://chrisray-the-lariat-king.tumblr.com/post/147625809935/angryinkeddrunk-kamiyu910-kweyolgoddess" class="tumblr_blog">chrisray-the-lariat-king</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://angryinkeddrunk.tumblr.com/post/147622110664">angryinkeddrunk</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620906608">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147620317969">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620194578">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147619391209">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147619348493">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588312939">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147588243235">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588225964">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147587931220">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147587773804">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://onlyplaying.tumblr.com/post/140062159588">onlyplaying</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Wrong Woman Mother Fucker!!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>What is: the sanctity of life </p> <p>I can’t believe someone thought their bag was worth more than someone’s life. Just wow.</p> </blockquote> <p>You know. Things like that are really easy to say in complete hindsight. </p> <p>Personally if someone would try to rob me I’d probably try to avoid even drawing my gun, because nowadays even clear cut self defense cases can land you in jail. This one isn’t, but as I say, better safe than sorry, and only one person knows how he was going to react if she kept struggling.</p> </blockquote> <p>He didn’t even have time to react or even properly notice the gun. That’s ridiculous.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah? How much time do you think she had?</p> </blockquote> <p>The entire thing was 6 seconds long. It’s ridiculous that a life could be lost so quickly. Yeah, criminals are shit but jfc their lives don’t need to be taken like that.</p> </blockquote> <p>You have it backwards. </p> <p>The man decided that taking the purse was worth risking his life. He risked his life for a <i>purse</i>. He didn’t think about the consequences of his actions very thoroughly. We always have choices in life, and many times, one wrong choice ends our lives, so we have to be careful what actions we choose, and if we choose to attack someone, then we have forfeited our rights to live if they defend themselves. We have decided the risk is worth it.</p> <p>It is our responsibility to be aware of our consequences, such as driving drunk. If someone drove drunk, crashed, and died, would you be crying about what a horrible loss of life it was and how he wasn’t to blame? Or would you be blaming him for driving drunk? Yes, the loss of life is sad, it’d be great if people stopped doing stupid shit that gets them killed… but humans are… reckless. And other humans feel the need to protect themselves from stupid idiots who think stealing a purse is worth the risk of dying.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly think you’re the one that’s got it backwards.</p> </blockquote> <p>Your tags are right, no one should die over a purse. But the criminal made the choice to take that risk. We should not lie down and be victims, we should encourage the idea that being a criminal is going to be a very bad idea.</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh yeah, the US of A with its incredibly high incarceration rates and continuing capital punishment sure knows how to deter criminal activity….</p> </blockquote> <p>I know you’re being sarcastic, but it’s somewhat true. Although the level of overall crime has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years and continues to drop, we do still have problems, and one of the major problems is the media and all the political bullshit they play around with, while cities like Chicago are getting shot up, and the cops are leaving San Bernardino and letting the gangs take over…</p> <p>And that’s another reason we need to be prepared. I refuse to be a victim. If they want to take the chance with me, I will do whatever I can to ensure they do not do it to anyone else. Criminals are <i>far</i> less likely to go after a target if they know they’re armed. This tactic has worked all throughout history, and you can especially see it in Native American tribes who were known for extremely brutal tactics. They did those things to ensure people didn’t want to fuck with them. It also works in nature, hence many of the colors in insects (black and red equals dead) and other defense mechanisms. </p> </blockquote> <p>That guy could have done much worse than just steal her purse as well. Bye bye, robber.</p> </blockquote> <p>That one time victim blaming was ok because of feelings and sanctity and stuff</p></blockquote> <p>OH MY GOD IT’S NOT EVEN REAL</p></blockquote> <p>And even if it was, all these people whining &ldquo;the purse wasn&rsquo;t worth a life!&rdquo; can sit right on the hell down because not only is that a prime example of your precious victim blaming, it also completely ignores the fact that he could&rsquo;ve seriously harmed her in other ways. So much for feminism.</p>
capital punishment: 2/4/2014 16:44:09
<p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://chrisray-the-lariat-king.tumblr.com/post/147625809935/angryinkeddrunk-kamiyu910-kweyolgoddess" class="tumblr_blog">chrisray-the-lariat-king</a>:</p>

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620906608">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147620317969">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620194578">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147619391209">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147619348493">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588312939">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147588243235">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588225964">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147587931220">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147587773804">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://onlyplaying.tumblr.com/post/140062159588">onlyplaying</a>:</p>
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<p>Wrong Woman Mother Fucker!!!!</p>
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<p>What is: the sanctity of life </p>
<p>I can’t believe someone thought their bag was worth more than someone’s life. Just wow.</p>
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<p>You know. Things like that are really easy to say in complete hindsight. </p>
<p>Personally if someone would try to rob me I’d probably try to avoid even drawing my gun, because nowadays even clear cut self defense cases can land you in jail. This one isn’t, but as I say, better safe than sorry, and only one person knows how he was going to react if she kept struggling.</p>
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<p>He didn’t even have time to react or even properly notice the gun. That’s ridiculous.</p>
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<p>Yeah? How much time do you think she had?</p>
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<p>The entire thing was 6 seconds long. It’s ridiculous that a life could be lost so quickly. Yeah, criminals are shit but jfc their lives don’t need to be taken like that.</p>
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<p>You have it backwards. </p>
<p>The man decided that taking the purse was worth risking his life. He risked his life for a <i>purse</i>. He didn’t think about the consequences of his actions very thoroughly. We always have choices in life, and many times, one wrong choice ends our lives, so we have to be careful what actions we choose, and if we choose to attack someone, then we have forfeited our rights to live if they defend themselves. We have decided the risk is worth it.</p>
<p>It is our responsibility to be aware of our consequences, such as driving drunk. If someone drove drunk, crashed, and died, would you be crying about what a horrible loss of life it was and how he wasn’t to blame? Or would you be blaming him for driving drunk? Yes, the loss of life is sad, it’d be great if people stopped doing stupid shit that gets them killed… but humans are… reckless. And other humans feel the need to protect themselves from stupid idiots who think stealing a purse is worth the risk of dying.</p>
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<p>I honestly think you’re the one that’s got it backwards.</p>
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<p>Your tags are right, no one should die over a purse. But the criminal made the choice to take that risk. We should not lie down and be victims, we should encourage the idea that being a criminal is going to be a very bad idea.</p>
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<p>Oh yeah, the US of A with its incredibly high incarceration rates and continuing capital punishment sure knows how to deter criminal activity….</p>
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<p>I know you’re being sarcastic, but it’s somewhat true. Although the level of overall crime has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years and continues to drop, we do still have problems, and one of the major problems is the media and all the political bullshit they play around with, while cities like Chicago are getting shot up, and the cops are leaving San Bernardino and letting the gangs take over…</p>
<p>And that’s another reason we need to be prepared. I refuse to be a victim. If they want to take the chance with me, I will do whatever I can to ensure they do not do it to anyone else. Criminals are <i>far</i> less likely to go after a target if they know they’re armed. This tactic has worked all throughout history, and you can especially see it in Native American tribes who were known for extremely brutal tactics. They did those things to ensure people didn’t want to fuck with them. It also works in nature, hence many of the colors in insects (black and red equals dead) and other defense mechanisms. </p>
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<p>That guy could have done much worse than just steal her purse as well. Bye bye, robber.</p>
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<p>That one time victim blaming was ok because of feelings and sanctity and stuff</p></blockquote>

<p>OH MY GOD IT’S NOT EVEN REAL</p></blockquote>

<p>And even if it was, all these people whining &ldquo;the purse wasn&rsquo;t worth a life!&rdquo; can sit right on the hell down because not only is that a prime example of your precious victim blaming, it also completely ignores the fact that he could&rsquo;ve seriously harmed her in other ways. So much for feminism.</p>

<p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>...

capital punishment: 2008 OBAMA HILLARY OBAMA LOST NY TO HILLARY IN 2008 We know how this story ends! Congrats Hillary, voter fraud & suppression have won you another state. I am seriously dumbfounded by how I'll-informed modern democrats are. Why would ANYONE vote for this horrible woman over this wonderful man? If you haven't already, now is the time to declare BernieOrBUST. Let the establishment know we WILL NOT support them if they steal this election. Let them know that Bernie, and only Bernie, owns your vote. I'm so fucking ready to take to the streets and overthrow this government, I'm done. Hillary’s record - opposing marriage equality, backing DADT and DOMA, voting for war in Iraq, pushing for bombing in Libya, advocating for a no-fly zone in Syria (requires ground troops). Backed a lifetime 5-year limit on welfare while vilifying the poor, voted to make it more difficult for consumers to seek bankruptcy protection. Won't reinstate Glass-Steagall. Doesn't back universal healthcare or a $15 minimum wage, won't expand Social Security, doesn't back debt-free college education, no plan for parental leave. Supported torture, supports Capital Punishment. Supported the Patriot Act, criminalizes Snowden, and called to "shut down parts of the internet," despite "freedom of speech, etc." Claims Black Lives Matter, then sends a video tape to the BET Forum on Criminal Justice and stands by Rahm Emanuel. Called for deporting children fleeing violence until August. Protected Monsanto's seed monopoly & fight against small farmers since the 70's. Sold fracking to the world. Sold weapons to dictators that paid her foundation. Paid for by Wall Street, Wal-Mart, oil & gas, for-profit prisons, and the military-industrial complex 🖕🏻 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍🏻 Turn On Post Notifications! 📝 Register To Vote 📢 Raise Awareness For Our Revolution 💰 Donate to Bernie ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FeelTheBern DemDebate BernieSanders Bernie2016 Hillary2016 GopDebate Obama HillaryClinton President BernieSanders2016 election2016 trump2016 Vegan BlackLivesMatter birdieSanders Vote NewYork California Cali Caucus Primary BernieOrBUST WhichHillary NeverHillary HillaryForPrison ToneDownForWhat –––––––––––––––––––––––––––
capital punishment: 2008
 OBAMA HILLARY
 OBAMA LOST NY
 TO HILLARY IN 2008
 We know how this story ends!
Congrats Hillary, voter fraud & suppression have won you another state. I am seriously dumbfounded by how I'll-informed modern democrats are. Why would ANYONE vote for this horrible woman over this wonderful man? If you haven't already, now is the time to declare BernieOrBUST. Let the establishment know we WILL NOT support them if they steal this election. Let them know that Bernie, and only Bernie, owns your vote. I'm so fucking ready to take to the streets and overthrow this government, I'm done. Hillary’s record - opposing marriage equality, backing DADT and DOMA, voting for war in Iraq, pushing for bombing in Libya, advocating for a no-fly zone in Syria (requires ground troops). Backed a lifetime 5-year limit on welfare while vilifying the poor, voted to make it more difficult for consumers to seek bankruptcy protection. Won't reinstate Glass-Steagall. Doesn't back universal healthcare or a $15 minimum wage, won't expand Social Security, doesn't back debt-free college education, no plan for parental leave. Supported torture, supports Capital Punishment. Supported the Patriot Act, criminalizes Snowden, and called to "shut down parts of the internet," despite "freedom of speech, etc." Claims Black Lives Matter, then sends a video tape to the BET Forum on Criminal Justice and stands by Rahm Emanuel. Called for deporting children fleeing violence until August. Protected Monsanto's seed monopoly & fight against small farmers since the 70's. Sold fracking to the world. Sold weapons to dictators that paid her foundation. Paid for by Wall Street, Wal-Mart, oil & gas, for-profit prisons, and the military-industrial complex 🖕🏻 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 👍🏻 Turn On Post Notifications! 📝 Register To Vote 📢 Raise Awareness For Our Revolution 💰 Donate to Bernie ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FeelTheBern DemDebate BernieSanders Bernie2016 Hillary2016 GopDebate Obama HillaryClinton President BernieSanders2016 election2016 trump2016 Vegan BlackLivesMatter birdieSanders Vote NewYork California Cali Caucus Primary BernieOrBUST WhichHillary NeverHillary HillaryForPrison ToneDownForWhat –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Congrats Hillary, voter fraud & suppression have won you another state. I am seriously dumbfounded by how I'll-informed modern democrats...

capital punishment: Your core values tell you "thou shalt not kill" but your killing machine says "Shut up God, this is 'Merica!" Pew pew <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://moofles.tumblr.com/post/41734084815/gop-tea-pub-proudgayconservative-well">moofles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/41733882076/proudgayconservative-well-actually-it-says">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudgayconservative.tumblr.com/post/41731987426/well-actually-it-says-thou-shalt-not-murder-the">proudgayconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Well actually it says “thou shalt not murder”, the hebrew word does not translate as kill.</p> <p>There is a distinct difference between “kill” and “murder” even in our modern day legal system.</p> <p>If I kill a man who is attempting to murder or rape or rob me, that is not murder. That is self-defense. Which is exactly why (along with hunting and sports) that most gun owners own weapons.</p> <p>Congratulations for showing your stupidity again!</p> </blockquote> <h2>Exodus 22:2-3</h2> <p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Exodus 22:2-3</strong>  <sup>2</sup> “If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.   <sup>3</sup> “<u>If the sun has risen on him</u>, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are two cases here. In the first case, if someone breaks into your home at night, and you kill him, you are not held guilty of murder. You are not deserving of capital punishment. You do not need to flee to a city of refuge to preserve your life. The understanding is that at night, it is dark, and if someone has invaded your house, they do not announce if they are there merely to steal jewelry and tools. In the dark, you have no way of knowing if someone is coming to kidnap, to rape, or to murder. You are thus blameless if the criminal is killed in that situation. The passage does make it clear that if a man is breaking in at night with the intent of theft <em>or worse</em> (rape, murder, kidnapping, etc.), the defendant can righteously defend himself with lethal force to prevent the commission of the crime).  </p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the second case, it says “if the sun has risen on him”, and you kill the intruder, you are guilty of his bloodshed.  The understanding is that in daytime, there is light, and you can discern the intentions of the home invader. The crime in question here is theft (“if the <strong>thief</strong>”). It is not legitimate to kill someone who is merely stealing your property. In creating civil laws, we see here that not all crimes are worthy of death.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the daytime, it is assumed that the intention of the intruder can be discerned. If he is a thief, he may not be killed by the defendant. However, if the intruder is there to commit a different crime—assault, murder, kidnapping, rape, etc.—different laws/rules would apply. Though the crime of theft is not worthy of death, kidnapping was worthy of death (Exodus 21:16, Deut. 24:7) as was murder.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Matthew Henry writes: “…if it was in the day-time that the thief was killed, he that killed him must be accountable for it, unless it was in the necessary defense of his own life. … We ought to be tender of the lives even of bad men; the magistrate must afford us redress, and we must not avenge ourselves.” <br/><br/></p> <h1>Possession of weapons and skills with weapons a good and useful thing</h1> <p class="MsoNormal">Having looked at a number of passages that deal with weapons and self-defense, let’s spend a little time discussing Scripture’s view of owning weapons and being skilled in their use. The imagery of weapon use and skill at weapons use is often employed in Scripture, and it is often portrayed as a positive or desirable thing. The Lord’s might is something good, and it is often depicted using martial terms (Zec. 9:14, Psa. 7:13, 18:14, 21:12, 64:7, Hab. 3:11, Deu 32:42, 2 Sam 22:15). The Scriptures are a sword (Eph. 6:17; Heb 4:12). A sword comes out of the mouth of Christ (Rev. 1:16, 2:16, 19:15).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Possession of weapons is never discouraged in Scripture. In fact, in 1Sam 13:19ff, it is negatively reported that no spears or swords were found in Israel because of the Philistines:</p> <p class="MsoQuote"><strong>1 Samuel 13:19-22 </strong> <sup>9</sup> Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.”…  <sup>22</sup> So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan. But they were found with Saul and Jonathan his son.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Let’s look at two verses from the Psalms:</p> <p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Psalm 144:1</strong> Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:</p> <p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Psalm 18:34 </strong>He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Skill and ability to use weapons here, whether literal and/or metaphorical, is positively portrayed in these verses.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Further, we have accounts of David, not a soldier, not a law enforcement officer, but a youth, employing ranged weapons skillfully (with God’s help) against bears and lions. This is domestic use of lethal weaponry, non-military use, with non-military training. The weapons used by young David are not “kiddie” slingshots. They are powerful enough to kill a bear and lion—in today’s market, we’re talking about a .44 magnum, not a .22, in the hands of someone too young to be in the army.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">We might be tempted to think that was just for dealing with animals that could threaten sheep. But aren’t <em>humans</em> worth even <em>more</em> protection than sheep?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">We understand that according to Scripture, in matters not of worship or church government, whatever is not forbidden is permitted. I’m not making a claim that ownership of weaponry for the purpose of self-defense is <em>required </em>of the believer. It is not required, but it is <em>permitted</em> by Scripture.</p> <h2>Perspective</h2> <p class="MsoNormal">Fourthly and finally, keep the right perspective on this. Though we see sanction and even a qualified directive from Christ to possess personal weapons, we must remember three points. First, in the remainder of the New Testament, we have no further examples of believers taking up the sword. Secondly, the emphasis in the remainder of the New Testament is decidedly <em>not</em> geared toward the issues of physical self-defense or righteous use of lethal force. Rather, we see more emphasis on Godly living, suffering affliction and persecution for Christ, and grasping the precious doctrines of Christ and the Gospel.  Thirdly, possession of weapons and acquiring the skill to use them in self-defense is permitted but not <em>required</em> by Scripture.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Believers should be conscious that personal self-defense is legitimatized by the Scriptures, just as the use of construction tools, cooking tools, transportation tools are legitimized by Scripture. And these matters of self-defense should hold in our minds and in our affections the same position as those other legitimate, but transitory, matters.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The tendency in some circles is to make the topic of self-defense of <em>primary importance</em>. Though heavenly beings do battle and render judgments with the sword, in the perfection pictured in both the garden of Eden and in the Heavenly city, the <em>primary</em> activities are fellowship with God, fellowship with His people, singing in worship, and living in peace.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>That</em> is our destination.<br/><br/>And there ya go. The Biblical explanation in short. The Bible also states that we are to obey the laws of man.</p> <h3><a class="bibleref" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-5&amp;version=ESV">Romans 13:1-5</a><span class="note"> </span></h3> <p>Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. <br/><br/><br/>You asked for it with your little contrived picture. You got an answer I am sure you will try and construe. Try being the key word.<br/><br/>Check mate. Try again with a new game.</p> </blockquote> <p>oh <em>snap</em></p> </blockquote>
capital punishment: Your core values tell
 you "thou shalt not kill"
 but your killing
 machine says
 "Shut up God,
 this is 'Merica!"
 Pew pew
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://moofles.tumblr.com/post/41734084815/gop-tea-pub-proudgayconservative-well">moofles</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/41733882076/proudgayconservative-well-actually-it-says">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudgayconservative.tumblr.com/post/41731987426/well-actually-it-says-thou-shalt-not-murder-the">proudgayconservative</a>:</p>
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<p>Well actually it says “thou shalt not murder”, the hebrew word does not translate as kill.</p>
<p>There is a distinct difference between “kill” and “murder” even in our modern day legal system.</p>
<p>If I kill a man who is attempting to murder or rape or rob me, that is not murder. That is self-defense. Which is exactly why (along with hunting and sports) that most gun owners own weapons.</p>
<p>Congratulations for showing your stupidity again!</p>
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<h2>Exodus 22:2-3</h2>
<p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Exodus 22:2-3</strong>  <sup>2</sup> “If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.   <sup>3</sup> “<u>If the sun has risen on him</u>, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">There are two cases here. In the first case, if someone breaks into your home at night, and you kill him, you are not held guilty of murder. You are not deserving of capital punishment. You do not need to flee to a city of refuge to preserve your life. The understanding is that at night, it is dark, and if someone has invaded your house, they do not announce if they are there merely to steal jewelry and tools. In the dark, you have no way of knowing if someone is coming to kidnap, to rape, or to murder. You are thus blameless if the criminal is killed in that situation. The passage does make it clear that if a man is breaking in at night with the intent of theft <em>or worse</em> (rape, murder, kidnapping, etc.), the defendant can righteously defend himself with lethal force to prevent the commission of the crime).  </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">In the second case, it says “if the sun has risen on him”, and you kill the intruder, you are guilty of his bloodshed.  The understanding is that in daytime, there is light, and you can discern the intentions of the home invader. The crime in question here is theft (“if the <strong>thief</strong>”). It is not legitimate to kill someone who is merely stealing your property. In creating civil laws, we see here that not all crimes are worthy of death.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">In the daytime, it is assumed that the intention of the intruder can be discerned. If he is a thief, he may not be killed by the defendant. However, if the intruder is there to commit a different crime—assault, murder, kidnapping, rape, etc.—different laws/rules would apply. Though the crime of theft is not worthy of death, kidnapping was worthy of death (Exodus 21:16, Deut. 24:7) as was murder.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Matthew Henry writes: “…if it was in the day-time that the thief was killed, he that killed him must be accountable for it, unless it was in the necessary defense of his own life. … We ought to be tender of the lives even of bad men; the magistrate must afford us redress, and we must not avenge ourselves.” <br/><br/></p>
<h1>Possession of weapons and skills with weapons a good and useful thing</h1>
<p class="MsoNormal">Having looked at a number of passages that deal with weapons and self-defense, let’s spend a little time discussing Scripture’s view of owning weapons and being skilled in their use. The imagery of weapon use and skill at weapons use is often employed in Scripture, and it is often portrayed as a positive or desirable thing. The Lord’s might is something good, and it is often depicted using martial terms (Zec. 9:14, Psa. 7:13, 18:14, 21:12, 64:7, Hab. 3:11, Deu 32:42, 2 Sam 22:15). The Scriptures are a sword (Eph. 6:17; Heb 4:12). A sword comes out of the mouth of Christ (Rev. 1:16, 2:16, 19:15).</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Possession of weapons is never discouraged in Scripture. In fact, in 1Sam 13:19ff, it is negatively reported that no spears or swords were found in Israel because of the Philistines:</p>
<p class="MsoQuote"><strong>1 Samuel 13:19-22 </strong> <sup>9</sup> Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.”…  <sup>22</sup> So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan. But they were found with Saul and Jonathan his son.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Let’s look at two verses from the Psalms:</p>
<p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Psalm 144:1</strong> Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:</p>
<p class="MsoQuote"><strong>Psalm 18:34 </strong>He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Skill and ability to use weapons here, whether literal and/or metaphorical, is positively portrayed in these verses.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Further, we have accounts of David, not a soldier, not a law enforcement officer, but a youth, employing ranged weapons skillfully (with God’s help) against bears and lions. This is domestic use of lethal weaponry, non-military use, with non-military training. The weapons used by young David are not “kiddie” slingshots. They are powerful enough to kill a bear and lion—in today’s market, we’re talking about a .44 magnum, not a .22, in the hands of someone too young to be in the army.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">We might be tempted to think that was just for dealing with animals that could threaten sheep. But aren’t <em>humans</em> worth even <em>more</em> protection than sheep?</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">We understand that according to Scripture, in matters not of worship or church government, whatever is not forbidden is permitted. I’m not making a claim that ownership of weaponry for the purpose of self-defense is <em>required </em>of the believer. It is not required, but it is <em>permitted</em> by Scripture.</p>
<h2>Perspective</h2>
<p class="MsoNormal">Fourthly and finally, keep the right perspective on this. Though we see sanction and even a qualified directive from Christ to possess personal weapons, we must remember three points. First, in the remainder of the New Testament, we have no further examples of believers taking up the sword. Secondly, the emphasis in the remainder of the New Testament is decidedly <em>not</em> geared toward the issues of physical self-defense or righteous use of lethal force. Rather, we see more emphasis on Godly living, suffering affliction and persecution for Christ, and grasping the precious doctrines of Christ and the Gospel.  Thirdly, possession of weapons and acquiring the skill to use them in self-defense is permitted but not <em>required</em> by Scripture.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Believers should be conscious that personal self-defense is legitimatized by the Scriptures, just as the use of construction tools, cooking tools, transportation tools are legitimized by Scripture. And these matters of self-defense should hold in our minds and in our affections the same position as those other legitimate, but transitory, matters.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The tendency in some circles is to make the topic of self-defense of <em>primary importance</em>. Though heavenly beings do battle and render judgments with the sword, in the perfection pictured in both the garden of Eden and in the Heavenly city, the <em>primary</em> activities are fellowship with God, fellowship with His people, singing in worship, and living in peace.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><em>That</em> is our destination.<br/><br/>And there ya go. The Biblical explanation in short. The Bible also states that we are to obey the laws of man.</p>
<h3><a class="bibleref" href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-5&amp;version=ESV">Romans 13:1-5</a><span class="note"> </span></h3>
<p>Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. <br/><br/><br/>You asked for it with your little contrived picture. You got an answer I am sure you will try and construe. Try being the key word.<br/><br/>Check mate. Try again with a new game.</p>
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