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Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Weird Feeling

It's almost unbelievable that Ted Kennedy is dead.
His days of openly defying the law of God are over. I'm not going to say I'm glad he's dead, but the world is a safer place for Christians because of his passing.
And adding insult to injury, he's going to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery!
The Kennedy family legacy is really a tragedy. Coming from a traditional family background, Ted was the youngest of 9, they could have been an incredible witness for Christ. However, today they are an example of tyranny and godlessness.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sure Don't Hear About This Every Day!

Last year when touring the beautiful battlefields of north Georgia, we visited Oakwood Cemetary. Among the various grave plots, we noticed one that had several headstones bearing the name "Boyd" on them.

As you may notice, the front right headstone bears the last name of "Harris". Here is the inscription:The reverse of this headstone reads:

Although I doubt that we are related to these Boyds, other than by name, I thought this was very interesting. I don't get the impression that this woman was treated like an animal. Although the vast majority of Southerners didn't own slaves, this was the status quo among slave owners.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Um, Do We Want To Fight This Battle?

I have really enjoyed hearing the outrage of the American people at these town hall meetings. I especially enjoy hearing politicians, silver tongued under normal circumstances, begin blubbering with dazed expressions when confronted by the enraged people that put them in office.
At several Obama presentations some people have chosen to carry unconcealed weapons to these gatherings, exercising their right to keep and bear arms, in open protest against the president of the United States.
A few pictures:
His sign is based on the quote by Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants".

This man decided to carry an AR-15 and a handgun to an Obama event. Research shows that this was staged, after a fashion, this guy brought his AR to the event and was interviewed by one of his buddies.

I'm curious to hear what y'all think about this, but I personally think this is the right battle at the wrong time. If the folks that carried these guns, toted them every day, that would be a different matter. So why draw unnecessary attention to yourself?
The purpose of a handgun is for personal protection, not showing off at a political event. It's a tool. This is a huge no-no in self-defense circles.
An AR-15 is a battle rifle. It's designed to kill people. If you are going into battle, it's a great thing to have, but taking it to a political event is shouting, "Look, everybody, I have an assault-type rifle". Completely unnecessary.
Now, I'm all for Second Amendment rights, but Biblical common sense is essential. Especially in these times.
I believe a weapon should never be shown in public unless someone's life is in danger. Why set yourself as a lightning rod?

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Hey Ya'll!

Ok, I'm back!

After an incredibly busy last several weeks.

Two Saturdays ago, we ran in a 5k in nearby Lincoln, Alabama. Later that afternoon, my brother Michael and I played our first game of paintball with some good friends.
Since then, we've worked in the garden very little (our tiller isn't working). Cutting the grass has taken up a significant portion of time. We attended the governor's forum in Odenville (more on this later).
Mike and I have thrown hay twice for our neighbor down the road.

As is probably true with most of y'all, as the year's end draws closer, the schedule gets crazier, so I might cease blogging with increasing frequency in the near future.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Book Review: In The Gravest Extreme

Subtitle: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
Author: Massad F. Ayoob
Year Published: 1980

Out of all the self defense books I've read so far, I can honestly say that if you can choose one, get this one. Massad Ayoob, for those of you who are not familiar with the name, is one of the greatest handgun trainers of our time.

In The Gravest Extreme is (probably) the second book he has authored. It addresses everything from mindset, to women's self defense, to choosing your handgun.... in 123 pages!
It primarily discusses the consequences, from a legal perspective, of defending yourself. Liberals have labeled it the book that tells you how to "kill someone and get away with it". But as responsible Christians, we only use lethal force when, to quote Ayoob, "we or any other innocent human beings are in imminent and unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm." This is the main thesis of the book. Unfortunately, although what he has to say is true, Ayoob doesn't seem to be a Christian, (there is some profanity in the book) yet another sad instance where Christians have dropped the ball in an area where we should be taking dominion

Despite this, I highly recommend it to everyone.

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