Have you ever noticed that those who speak the loudest in defending their aberrances and proclivities toward justifying the possession of weapons that participate in human violence often argue with ‘apples’ and ‘oranges’? They continually make the argument that the possession of a ‘kitchen’ or ‘lawn’ accessory constitutes the ability to injure and harm another individual.
When was the last time you saw or heard of someone armed with lawn shears committing mass murder? If you dig deeper you can see ‘who’ is the real culprit at play in the use of this form of ‘horse’ logic; it is the ego.The ego will do ANYTHING to justify its own existence and protect itself from harm with what it ‘perceives’ as a threat to its self-survival.
The operative motivator behind this exposition of using ‘apples’ and ‘oranges’ to inflict a shell game on the rest of us is the use of fear. Fear operates on ‘what could happen’ and not on what ‘might’ happen. It jumps to the feelings of experiencing the worst by employing the reverie of negative outcomes and the lack of perceived comfort. It subsequently generates beliefs that get stored in the subconscious mind as reactive emotions.
This dance and play of emotions blinds a person to the fact that weapons of any kind ‘can’ kill another; however, the use of weapons that ‘instantly’ kill many NEED to be severely regulated to prevent mass death at the hands of unstable, psychotic or criminal individuals. Their egos are so ‘fearful’ of any one of these people attacking them or their families that they justify owning and possessing weapons to ‘fight back’. This urge to ‘fight’ creates resistance and the very thing that they fear the most comes upon them.
Why? “What your resist, persists.” (Carl Gustav Jung). Conversely, what you allow is in the now! If you allow fear to take hold you have lost your own personal battle in your mind and you have created the very thing that you have feared. You have made it real bychoosing to fear instead of having faith in the Divine to guide you, protect you and nurture you with Divine love.
You can claim to be spiritual all you want but when you resort to harboring weapons that can stop another from the right to living their own life it reveals that you are not spiritual at all. You are ‘claiming’ to be and not living in the blessings of spirituality. The blessings of spirituality are the knowing and practicing of Divine love! It is not allowing the ego to reign free but allowing the Divine to do so!
The ego always employs ‘horse’ logic in its discourse to defend its ‘right’ over the life and death of another in a quest to protect itself, its family or its property. It truly ‘Edges God Out’ and takes over the mind, the heart and the body to carry out its will and ensure its self-survival at all costs! When the ego argues ‘apples’ and ‘oranges’ know that it’s a shell game to distract your attention from what is truly going on; the generation of fear and separation in order to justify its being in command and being able to make decisions over the life and death of another. It is the ego playing God and NOT allowing God to guide you, protect you and ensure your safety.
Argue against this point all you want, but the more you argue, the more you reveal that your ego is in command and NOT the Spirit of God! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)