While I’m not a pacifist, I’m also not a fan of violence. Violence is a failure to resolve our problems peacefully. It is true that if people didn’t have guns, they would find some other violent way to deal with the breakdown of peaceful discourse. However, guns do make it extremely easy.
Several media outlets have released a photo with two men who authorities think might be suspicious in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing. The thing is that we have no idea if these two men have anything at all to do with the bombing or are suspicious “looking” for another reason. We don’t know anything at this point and yet there are people on the internet calling for their heads.
I find it odd that the religions that claim to be “religions of peace” often tend to have the most violent believers. Sure we can point our fingers at Islam and all the beheadings that Muslim extremists are so quick to execute, but Christians aren’t much different. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that all Christians are violent gun nuts, but I am saying that if you know a violent gun nut, he or she is probably a Christians.