Monthly Archives: August 2019

ILLOGICAL vs LOGICAL THINKING

Illogical Thinking:

Guns don’t kill people – people do – therefore, why should a law-abiding citizen’s guns be regulated? That won’t keep guns out of the bad guys hands. AN UNUSED GUN NEVER KILLED ANYONE!

Drugs don’t kill people – people do – therefore, why should a law-abiding citizen’s access to drugs be regulated? That won’t keep drugs out of the bad guys hands. AN UNUSED DRUG NEVER KILLED ANYONE!

Cars don’t kill people – people do – therefore, why should driving be regulated for law-abiding citizens? That won’t keep bad guys off the road. AN UNUSED VEHICLE NEVER KILLED ANYONE!

Sin doesn’t kill or corrupt people – people do – therefore, why should a good person be restrained by the law of God? That won’t keep bad guys/sinners out of the church. SIN BY ITSELF NEVER KILLED ANYONE!

Logical Thinking:

When living in a civilized society, laws/regulations are put into place for the safety and common good of all people:

When people are killed at a train crossing (270 deaths in 2018), we put up crossing arms for the safety and common good of all people to reduce the number of future deaths;

When people die from drug use and addiction (70,200 deaths in 2017), we put into place regulations for the safety and common good of all people to reduce the number of future deaths;

When people die in car accidents (40,000 deaths in 2017), we put into place regulations for the safety and common good of all people to reduce the number of future deaths;

When people die in sin (God only knows this number), we build churches complete with regulations as to how we should live our lives for the common good of all people to reduce the number that are hell bound.

SO . . . .

When 40,000 (39,773 in 2017) people die a year from the use of guns, why don’t we pass gun regulations for the safety and common good of all people to reduce the number of future deaths? Stricter gun regulations may not save everyone, but the ones it saves might be someone you and I know or love.

IS THERE A TRULY LOGICAL REASON FOR NOT PLACING STRICTER REGULATIONS ON ACCESS TO GUNS, OR ARE WE SIMPLY PLAYING BY THE RULES OF THE LOGIC BEHIND ILLOGICAL THINKING?

JL

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