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Should Christians be Encouraged to Arm Themselves? John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, recently wrote an article challenging Jerry Falwell’s speech at Liberty University in a campus chapel service in which Falwell encouraged his students to obtain CC permits. Piper’s argument is centered around the concept of turning the other cheek. However, SurvivalBlog reader R.N. wrote in with an excellent refutation of Piper’s argument: “Should Christians lock their doors? Should Christians install home security systems? Should Christians dial 911? Should Christians vote for laws that protect the innocent? Christianity is not advanced through force, nor do we take revenge on our enemies. But these are not the reasons Christians arm themselves. We do so for the protection of the innocent (1 Tim 5:8) and it is hypocritical to oppose gun ownership while expecting others to use them on your behalf.” Definitely something to think about…

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A bit too close for comfort. This is the type of incident that starts World Wars. U.S. Carrier Harry S. Truman Has Close Call With Iranian Rockets

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Turns out that that “robot mule” brays just a bit too loudly for the U.S. Marine Corps…Robot Mule Put Out to Pasture by Marine Corps. Apparently the gas engine that powers the robot is just too noisy, and the marines were afraid it would give away their position. – GJM

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Now in Kalifornia – Coming soon to a state near you: New law lets cops confiscate guns without notice. – D.S.

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Well-Armed Activists Openly Defy Texas Law to Feed The Homeless – When feeding the homeless becomes an act of civil disobedience, Americans have been asleep for far too long. – H.L.

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