Just ran across more thoughts to share with the lady protester who I took the photo of on July 30 who was of the opinion that Jesus was the first nonviolent peace activist. Here is some of the wisdom of the Man, or Son of Man.
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Presumably He must have considered a sword pretty important if He suggested trading the shirt off one’s back to get one. And apparently the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment is redundant – it’s a commandment of the Christian religion that the Founders shared and so presumably covered under the First Amendment.
That He suggested keeping track of their purse and scrip indicates that perhaps He wasn’t so totally opposed to money as some would have it either. Yes, He drove the moneychangers from the temple because the temple was God’s place, not theirs. Anyway, enough religious speculation from this sinner for today.