After reading some comments following an online news story I had read, I realized how suprised ( should know better by now) I was how quickly it turns into a hateful back and forth that turns into personal attacks against people that rarely even make sense.
Its reminiscent of the daycare play circles of my younger days.
So.... my point. I, like an idiot, tried to interject my own insight on the news article and was quickly the center of attack. Which doesn't bother me, but the hate we distribute does. So on a lighter note I have a proposal......
I believe you should be required to obtain a Carry Permit, showing you understand what it is, how to properly use it, and when, before you go out in public and attack someone with a Bible.
The reason for this is basic safety. The worst thing that can happen if untrained is that your rhetoric may be taken away from you in the struggle and used against you, causing you painful lasting embarassment.
I have read the Bible several times and I always appreciate the words that lead to deeper thinking as my perspectives change.
But I would never try to go out and beat someone to death with it verbally. I am suprised how radical some of these individuals are, like the ones you see on the news. One major difference of course. The ones on TV don't have computers, hi def TVs or electricity in some cases, so they take to the streets to vent. Where as here people park themselves in front of big screen TVs with tablets on their lap, sitting in chairs they are quickly growing to fit, believing that a trip to the local box store constitutes exercise.
So in short, debate is fun. Not hateful, we exchange views and opinions about the issues. Not each other. When I am attacked I sometimes type out a personal quip, read it, delete the personal part and send. I win with the facts. It is tough to resist, but it starts with you.