Man of the cloth and perhaps the bottle, Jerry Falwell Jr., son of Liberty University’s founder, Rev. Jerry Falwell, made some waves the other day when he addressed an audience on campus. Liberty, known for churning out tax dodging charlatans who live in vast mansions, was his stage as he slammed President Obama for his misguided effort to prevent criminals and the mentally unstable from getting guns in the first place rather taking the path blazed by Christ.
Jesus Christ, who you may remember from Bible study class for being a pacifist who despite having unlimited supernatural powers willingly let himself be publicly tortured and later executed by one of the most painful methods known to man, would obviously prefer to give a firearm to every man, woman and child. He would give them brief target practice and safety instruction. He would provide some fast draw lessons and send them on their way. Falwell noted that when God became flesh in the form of Jesus that he came to understand exactly what it is like to be human, to be tempted, to be angry, to be hungry, to be desperate. Clearly this unique insight would motivate Jesus to make sure as many human beings as possible were armed and he would pray to God the Father that these newly armed citizens are Good Guys 24/7 and not susceptible to human flaws, emotional outbursts and mood swings. He would also pray that they would be up to the challenge of killing heavily armed, premeditated attackers wearing full body armor and have true aim in the heat of the most traumatic event of their lives.
For as Christ carried the cross to Calvary, a physical burden that represented the sins of all men regardless of their religion, sex or race so to does Falwell, Jr. carry a pistol with Christ-like crosshairs in his back pocket in the event he has to kill one of those men that Jesus saved. As the bible says (somewhere in the back by the index) “Let he who is without sin shoot the first bullet and let it begin with me.”