God and Guns

Editorial comment: I grew up on a farm – I know that rifles are a necessary part of farm life. I also have friends who really enjoy the act of shooting at targets – they describe it as sort of “zen” – and I get that. But guns were designed to kill – whether that is why someone buys them or not – and it seems obvious to me that we need to have control over who has access to them, and what types of weapons are available to the general public. I also feel the need to address the “God and guns” meme – the notion that people who believe in God also must believe in everyone’s right to own assault rifles – there are people who believe in God who also support gun control. Just thought you should know.

(Credits: The picture of Jesus on the left was created by Del Parson. The picture on the right was created by Mario Piperni.)



Dear Humoristian Hooligans

My dear Humoristian hooligans – as the sun dawns over another day, may you rise with hearts full of benificent (I’m pretty sure that’s a word, right?) good will to all – armed with jocularity – ready to bring humor to the humorless, to transform the stodgy and stingy wherever you may find them, and to lighten the burdens of the scared and lonely. May your good-natured love of life bring a smile to all who you pass on your journey today. May the barbs and slings of envy, impatience, anger, and fear clink harmlessly off your armor of joy and kindness. And may you see all the beauty and feel all the love surrounding you. Go out there and make them smile! Amen.

Bow Sunrise, Washington State (photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell)

Bow Sunrise, Washington State (photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell)