Re: Patrick's stats
Jun 14, 1997 04:29 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <Pine.OSF.3.95.970614102228.23527Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
JRC <email@example.com> writes
> I'm sorry but this whole discussion seems slightly bizarre when I
>step back from it - to follow a chain of logic that concludes that when a
>nation is finally armed to the teeth ... and almost every citizen has a
>weapon - is actually some mark of *spiritual stature*, some ideal that is
>a *good*, something to strive for .... well, I guess we've just thrown out
>Christ, and Buddha, and Gandhi, and the Dali Lama, and in fact the whole
>tenor of most of the greatest teachers our race has ever known.
> I've never owned a weapon, and never will. Curiously, I've never
>needed one either ... even in Detroit.
You made my point better than I can! I owned an air pistol as a kid. I
pointed it at a bird sitting on a flagpole (must have been around 1944)
not expecting to hit anything. Fluke shot - dead bird - sick me. I
dumped the gun, and never touched one again until the Navy taught me to
shoot a rifle in 1950. I hope never to touch one again.
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