It’s been a more common occurrence, of course, that I discuss religion. I mean, look at the times we are living in. There is an astonishing level of evil on display here, so it comes my way a lot; what should we do? So, it’s unsurprising that I talk about religion; it has always been a big part of my life. But I have a lot of other things going on in my life that I felt I could talk about everything else without imposing myself on the people around me. I deal with a lot of people with lots of different viewpoints. Everyone knows that I’m morally very rigid, but I am accommodating toward other people, perhaps extraordinarily. But religion isn’t a new thing for me. I never said a curse word in my life until after I was 18 years old. I never drank alcohol until my church pushed it on me to take communion. I despise belching and farting, especially when people can hear it. I’ve never smoked marijuana or done drugs of any kind. I went to church most Sundays of my life until I was about 22. And I stopped because the pastor of my church had his wife leave him, which I never forgave him for. As I said then and still say it today, how do you lead a church if you can’t lead a family? (she got bored with Church life and had a wild streak hit her in her middle years. But I still blame the husband when things like that happen) Church wasn’t religious enough for me, so I stopped going. I never felt it did a good enough job of fighting evil. I could go on and on, but as a person, I’ve never been a very loosie goosy person to be around. So when all the avenues of evil show themselves for the slaughter, I feel that there is a license to express myself accordingly.
So yes, it has always come up, I handle religion cordially, but I often don’t impose my views on people because, literally, nobody has the kind of views about a good and moral life that I do, so I’ve learned to keep a lot to myself, just to have speaking relationships with people. But my views are certainly not new. I’m talking about it more now because it literally comes up every day from someone looking for answers. And with all the talk about what’s going on in the world and the level of evil we are dealing with, I have a simple two-part answer strategically on how to defeat our foes that I’m happy to share. It’s why I don’t worry too much about the level of corruption we are dealing with because I have always seen the clear path out of it. Of course, I’m happy to share that self-assurance with anybody who wants to listen. However, for context, even the most devout Baptist minister would find it hard to live with my rigidity religiously. My comment to people who are curious is that evil is struggling to remain hidden, and now they are going all out toward apocalyptic activism. But the trajectory of history is against them, and they are behaving out of desperation because they know it. So, when people ask me about the solutions to our modern problems, I assure them that the bad guys will not win, especially in America, for two very specific reasons, the Bible and gun ownership. As long as those two things exist in America, the government might fall away, but the people will go on as usual. Because we are not ruled, we have representatives. If they go bad, that doesn’t mean all the people follow. Instead, far from it.
I was at one of my favorite bookstores recently in Dayton, Ohio. It has a tremendous second floor, large enough to comfortably throw footballs in, big high ceilings, and lots of open space, and I took a minute to marvel at the religious section. The number of Bibles on display for sale was bewildering, and they are there because Bibles make up a substantial percentage of all books sold. And when people buy Bibles, they read them, so a literate society makes for one that won’t fall for all the ridiculously stupid leftist ideology. The really religious people, the people who read the Bible, tend to make up most of the homeschool movement, which I’ve always been a part of in some way. My children are currently homeschooling my grandchildren, for instance, because the schools are such cesspools of evil, exposing them to it just isn’t in the cards of reality. But I get to speak with a lot of very smart people because they essentially read their Bibles. Reading as an action makes people more intelligent, so Bible reading gives people who do so advantage over those who don’t. And the Bible’s contents took many lives to reach our hands. Every time I see a bunch of bookshelves filled with Bibles knowing that people are buying them up often, I consider how many millions of people died just to get those lines printed on paper for people to read. It’s quite a journey filled with a lot of spilled blood. But printing presses, mass publishing, and a stable economy have made Bibles so common that there is no way to go back in time to where totalitarian governments ruled by ignorance. That is clearly the modern strategy to rule over the world, to keep people ignorant and groundless on morality. But as long as there are Bibles in the world, tyranny will not be able to take over where people read them. That’s why communist countries are so hostile toward the Holy Bible because it’s nearly impossible for them to rule over literate people with beliefs in good and evil.
But reading the Bible isn’t enough. Throughout most of our history, just reading and sharing certain Bibles, such as the Wyclif Bible in 1384, could put you to death. A lot of people have been burnt at the stake or killed in multiple ways just for reading the Bible or seeking independent spiritual belief, a belief away from the governments trying to impose on people a belief system they otherwise wouldn’t accommodate. That’s why our gun culture is so influential and why they want to get rid of guns so aggressively. Guns keep the government from coming door to door and burning people at the stake because they want to read from the Bible or express their values which go against the lunacy of a tyrannical government. So long as those two things are in a society, the intentions of evil upon a mass culture will fail. In America, currently, the government is failing, but the people are not. This government tries to rule through fear, mechanisms they learned in academia. But the assumption all along was that they could turn America into an atheist nation and a gunless nation. And they haven’t been able to come close on either point. And so long as guns and Bibles are part of American culture, the intentions of the communists, the Democrat losers, the globalists, the gangsters who are now in our government to hide from the prosecutors who used to haunt them, now they are them—all of them will fall short on their objectives because, for the first time in history, people have access to massive self-defense, and the intelligence of the written word, the ability to think for themselves. They don’t need government. But the government needs them. And in times such as these, a way of life that I have been more than prepared for every year that I’ve lived it, the things I have said over all that time are only becoming more obviously true. Keep your guns close and use them to keep reading from the Bible. And if you do those two things and share your enthusiasm openly, the bad guys will lose in this apocalyptic war, which will be fun to watch.