If your God asks you to not defend yourself, you rightly should tell him
to F-Off, because either he deserves it, or he’s testing you on the
brass content of your balls.
[It was a comment to something I said. Weer’d saw exactly my philosophy on the subject. There are many things I will not waiver my integrity on. Throwing self-defense to the wind and letting evil triumph is the most despicable thing in the world.
Any person or god that states I should stand by and do nothing is not worthy of my support. I don’t want to get to far into my personal feelings on the subject because I hate talking about religion unless someone actually brings it up and asks me about it. It’s a pet peeve of mine mainly because it is a very personal thing and I find bitching at someone because they don’t believe what you believe to be a down right horrible thing to do, this includes believing there’s nothing. This joke though puts my thoughts quite well.
There was an old man sitting on his porch watching the rain fall. Pretty
soon the water was coming over the porch and into the house.
The old man was still sitting there when a rescue boat came and the
people on board said, “You can’t stay here you have to come with us.”
The old man replied, “No, God will save me.” So the boat left. A little
while later the water was up to the second floor, and another rescue
boat came, and again told the old man he had to come with them.
The old man again replied, “God will save me.” So the boat left him again.
An hour later the water was up to the roof and a third rescue boat
approached the old man, and tried to get him to come with them.
Again the old man refused to leave stating that, “God will grant a miracle & save him.” So the boat left him again.
Soon after, the man drowns and goes to heaven, and when he sees God he
asks him, “Why didn’t you save me? I thought you would grand me a
miracle and you have let me down.”
God replied, “You idiot, I don’t know what you’re complaining about. I sent three boats after you!!
Get it? -B]
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.