Skip to comments.Matthew Dowd: Christians Should 'Turn The Other Cheek' And Not Use Guns To Defend Themselves
Posted on 03/25/2012 4:46:34 PM PDT by careyb
Appearing on This Week With
Christanne Amanpour George Stephanopoulos, noted theologian Matthew Dowd decried the "irony" that certain legislators and governors who "push for" gun rights also "push for" prayer in school.
It actually gets better.
Thus spake Dowd: "We wanna be a Christian nation and we wanna act in a Christian manner but, oh by the way, we don't believe in the 'Turn your other cheek' and we don't believe in 'Love your enemy', we believe in loading citizens and basically giving them an opportunity to shoot people."
Apologies for his tortured use of the English language and misquotation of Scripture, but that is an exact quotation.
In other words, in the mind of Matthew Dowd, it is a Christian virtue to be the victim of a violent crime without defending yourself.
In his defense, he was speaking on a Sunday morning, so maybe he thought he was qualified to teach something about Biblical principles.
Sound doctrine, brother.
Everyone knows that God gave His only begotten Son so that all who trust Him should stand idly by while being raped, assaulted, or beaten.
God love ya, Deacon Dowd.
Can I get a witness?
End the DNC;s war on Catholics and Hispanics.
I just saw this....I’m spittin’ nails....and bad words!!!
The Bible and self defense:
turn this dipsh!t.
“I just saw this....Im spittin nails....and bad words!!!”
Yep. I’m sitting here with a cold and coughing like hell I nearly choked. I was wishing the SOB was sitting here in front of me so I could cough at him violently and tell him to duck my sick.
Turn the other cheek AFTER defending your self.
Wonder if Matthew ever prays he never need a weapon to defend himself. What if they (who want to do you or your family harm) get all of your bodyguards Matthew?
But of course the average law-abiding citizens can only depend on themselves.
So you should just look the other way and let someone hurt you or your family?
When did he go from political analyst to noted theologian?
I honestly had never even heard of this tool before today.
I was lucky back then, yeesh.
I’ve got two other cheeks I’d like to turn on her.
Such a silly man. Jesus did not say, if they kill your father, find them your mother also. If they rape your wife, give them your daughter also.
He was talking about petty humiliations and bearing them peacefully. It’s very very few Christians who are completely committed to non-violence.
Our founding fathers were - vast majority - better and more learned Christians than most Americans today, and they had no problem with the concept of self defense. They even finished a revolution and wrote the 2nd Amendment.
Being Christian doesn’t mean being a victim to everyone who have no respect for you as a living person. We have no obligation to passively let others murder us. We have every right to protect our God-given lives from those who would rob us of them over mere material goods.
You nailed it perfectly, heartwood.
I’m quite confident that God will forgive me for blowing away the MF who tries to harm me or my family. I’ll pull the trigger with a clear conscience on that one every time.
Sense reading a King James version is in order for this Matthew.
I bet if someone stuck a gun in that fool’s face he’d be singing a different tune
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