Hello all! I feel I need to preface what I’m about to say by pointing out that I am a stern supporter of everyone’s constitutional rights of freedom of religion. I even was willing to defend these rights with my life as a former soldier. I also want to point out that I am a proud Republican, husband and father and not necessarily in that order.
Ok, disclaimer out of the way, I’m an Atheist. As an atheist I am more inclined to fight to live because I don’t believe there is any “life after death”. I am constantly reminded how entwined the pro-gun ideology is with religion every issue of Concealed Carry Magazine I flip through because I can’t get more than 10 pages before someone makes a reference to god. I guess I’m just perplexed, if someone told me that I can work at my current job but once I break my leg I’ll be given a life of riches and be taken care of forever…I’m gonna be taking up skydiving, rock climbing and mountain biking to speed up the leg break. In this case, many of you believe in the concept of heaven yet you arm yourselves to try and stay alive longer preventing you from reaching the gates of Heaven sooner. Again, just seems counter intuitive.
And because I know I opened up a can of worms and I’m pretty sure this will rub some people the wrong way, I apologize ahead of time for calling into question something so important and vital to so many of you. So, is your religious belief not as real as you claim and you want to prolong life as long as you can so you don’t have to “see if it’s real” or are you claiming you’re fighting to live to spend more time with those around you even though once they pass they too will go to heaven and you’ll see them there as well? Again, never made much sense why religion and guns go hand in hand.