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Vigils and prayers in Aurora. Did Romney cite the Book of Mormon? Is gun control a religious issue? 

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  1. Of possible newsworthiness, the latest chapter in the on-going story of Eido Shimano Roshi at Zen Studies Institute, with backgrounders :

    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/16042/eido-shimano-roshi

    Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

  2. Rev. Paul T. McCain

    If this wasn’t so serious, it would be amusing reading liberal pundits now appeal to abortion to make their case against guns. Let’s just say this, the minute any of them actually decry the murder of unborn children, we will begin to take their other remarks somewhat more seriously.

    As for gun control….dragging out the old canards on this subject is not helpful.

    In an evil world, evil people do evil things. I am thankful that in this nation I’m permitted to keep and bear arms to defend myself, my family and others. As a Lutheran Christian I view this as a way of being faithful to the commandments that tell me I am to help my neighbor to improve and protect his body and life and all that is his. Here is how Luther explains our duties according to the commandment, “You shall not murder” “We should fear and love God that we may not hurt nor harm our neighbor in his body, but help and befriend him in every bodily need [in every need and danger of life and body].” And here is how Luther explains our duty according to the seventh commandment, “You shall not steal.” “We should fear and love God that we may not take our neighbor’s money or property, nor get them by false ware or dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and business [that his means are preserved and his condition is improved].” From The Small Catechism by Dr. Martin Luther.

    I welcome a conversation about gun control. My favorite form of gun control is learning how to shoot competently and accurately, by frequent visits to my gun club.