Jesus And Carrying Arms
There is no doubt a sword can kill one or two dozen people in a very short time. You lock yourself in a school class with 30 people and a sword, and you can butcher pretty much all of them, pulp fiction-style, before the police arrives to despatch you. In fact, you would need an awful lot of ammunition to obtain the same results. There is no doubt whatsoever that swords are suitable instruments for a massacre.
Still, it is clear from reading the Gospel that not only Jesus surrounded himself with “Second Amendment Guys”, but that he took care to have (if not all) several of them armed at any given time. I wonder what names Nancy Pelosi would have called him, and I can’t think of any complimentary one.
The reality of the life of the Apostles was one of every day carry. There is no way to ever deny it. Similarly, it is obvious to the most retarded enemy of freedom that all this concealed carrying happened with the knowledge and by the instruction of Our Lord.
Once again, notice this: It’s not that Our Lord wasn’t aware that – to say it in the stupid liberal way – “swords kill”. He knew of their tremendous efficacy for self-defence, which is exactly why the Apostles carried them.
Jesus and the Apostles were obviously in favour of carrying, and it is difficult to think that this carrying was not, on several occasions, open carrying as the Apostles needed to show potential aggressors that they would not hesitate in taking the life of any of them.
It is quite indicative of the times we are living that the leftists (some of them masquerading as Catholics) not only do not understand anything of freedom, but are unable to see the God-given right to self defence so obviously described in the Gospel.