Two weeks ago I went over to my buddie's house for a 2A photo shoot, more on that later. We got to talking about all the things you're not supposed to mention in the work place: politics, guns and religion.
The conversation staring condensing around the idea that if the courts have already decided that Native Americans can use peyote in their religious/spiritual ceremonies, regardless of federal and state drug laws; what would the courts have to say about the use of guns as a tenent of a religious/spiritual faith if those practices were in conflict with federal or state laws?
So naturally, we started a church on that sunday afternoon.
Before you start laughing, give this some serious thought. Long has the 2nd Amendment offered its protection to the 1st Amendment, and all the rest. Isn't it about time that the 1st Amendment repaid its debts in kind?
We are serious about developing this, even to the point of formal membership and legal protection. The "Holey Book" is already being written.
The antis incorrectly say we worship guns already, but what we truly worship is the concept of freedom.
The light-bringer says we cling to guns and religion? Let us embrace that insult and return it with vengence.
My buddy (might appear as "barbarian" here) took the time to fire the opening salvo:
Welcome to..........The Church of G.O.D. (Gun Owning Disciples)
We hold that all persons, while not created equal, have an equal innate desire for freedom, especially freedom from harm, slavery and tyranny. This desire demands an ability to defend ones self, ones family and loved ones. This is both an innate right and a sacred personal responsibility and its’ infringement cannot and will not be tolerated. The pursuit of happiness must always be matched with power or any true security is nothing but hopeful illusion.
To grow spiritually one must be, and ever will there be those who wish to end another’s’ being, thus ever will there be need for knowledge of arms. We accept this reality and prepare. Other paths may lead to joy but that which is built upon the benevolence of others is but a temple built on sand. Thus we build our temple on a foundation of blued steel. We are the Gun Owning Disciples and we live in peace. We do not ask for peace, we do not beg for peace, we demand it, for it is ours by right. We choose never to live in fear of evil but to walk the path of the peaceful warrior, ever vigilant, and the world is safer and better wherever we walk. So long as evil persons and organizations exist, walk this path we will. We live everywhere in the world and are of all races, creeds, colors, sexes and nationalities. We have awakened to the need for our own self defense and no person or government or law or threat or propaganda will ever alter this. Be ye evil with intent to harm, be ye good but merely misguided in attempts to disarm, beware!
Brothers and Sisters, can I get an Amen?