Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page is often filled with nonsense, which makes perfect sense because the “quitta’ from Wasilla” usually makes so little sense that it is painful to listen to her. On Thursday, in an attempt to market her book “Sweet Freedom,” she claimed that Jesus himself would defend the Second Amendment.
Sarah’s latest travesty of logic:
Honestly, how a former (half-term quitter) Governor could think that whether or not “Jesus would defend the Second Amendment” is even RELEVANT is beyond comprehension. Why? Because Jesus is a character from a religious text, not a person, not a politician, but a conglomerate of thousands of years of editing and re-editing, redaction and political re-creation of a religious fairy tale. Even if you believe in Jesus, and the Constitution, then you know that the two must be kept separate.
Even if Jesus was relevant to the Constitution, which he is not, the bible story she picked out is firstly about SWORDS and secondly ends in Jesus’ compassion for the aggressors in the story, not the defenders. OOPS.
He said to them, ‘But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
Well, it seems that this is one of those chapters in the Bible that isn’t about peace or love, but about preparation for war. Let’s ignore the fact that it isn’t about guns, for now, because it isn’t about what Palin thinks either. There is an awful lot of war and killing in the Bible, but when you read on in the SAME chapter it changes a bit.
They said, ‘Lord, look, here are two swords.’ And He said to them, ‘It is enough.’
Well, that clearly indicates, if you use Palin logic, that the Lord does not support people owning more than two
swords, er, guns. It does not, however, advocate using or even carrying them, because this chapter isn’t done yet; this is the chapter in Luke that is leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. When Peter, an apostle, tries to stop the soldiers from taking Jesus into custody on the eve of his martyring, by cutting off a slave’s ear (I guess fishermen are sh*tty with swords, or maybe slaves are easier targets than soldiers?), this happens:
When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, ‘Lord, shall we strike with the sword?’ And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answered and said, ‘Stop! No more of this.’ And He touched his ear and healed him.
Either Palin just hasn’t actually read the Bible, or she simply needed to use a piece of it to try to sell her latest collection of shattered thoughts and rambling idiocy to like-minded fools.
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