That's why this is in the "General Discussion" area. You read the thread title, if you are offended then you shouldn't have clicked on it. For some of us, this is a legit thing to discuss and will help us further spread out cause for 2A rights not just to one, but to many kindred and tongues throughout the world. You should be joyous that someone would actually be willing to do more work than you to help our 2A rights. If we can shed some light from all angles (not just from political and lawful angles) and maybe show them from a religious angle, they might be more intrigued to hear our message about 2A rights.
Here, let me help you out with some facts...
1. Nowhere in my post does it say that I'm offended, unless you can read something that I can't. I know you think itstrengthens your argument by stating that I'm offended by your belief that you're exercising your First Amendment right, but you'd be wrong on two counts. First, you have no rights on a privately owned forum and second, I'm not offended. The only thing that offends me so far is you trying to put words into my mouth.
2. It's wonderful that you put this in the general discussion area, but that really doesn't matter. Why? Try reading the "basic rules" as written by the forum owner(s);
"NOTE: This is not a general discussion web site - even the thread for "general discussions" must be fairly related to open carry,firearms and gun rights. Please police your own posts before posting them and help keep OCDO strong and focussed. If you think the post is questionable, please don't post it. Thanks!"
and more specifically stated;
"2) Since we are a site dedicated to open carry,firearms and gun rights, all posts should relate substantially to one of these topics, even if your comments pertain mainly to freedom andliberty. OCDO is not a general discussion forum on polticis, religion, the current President, etc. Take that somewhere else!"
The bolded words aren't mine. Now I could be wrong, my wife tells me I am all the time, but I'm pretty sure his wishes trump yours every time. Your original post is essentially about your religious beliefs and secondarily about guns and 2A. And it has nothing to do with OC. Don't for a second think this is just about you or religion.It's not. Your post was just the one that got me to the point that I had to say something. This forum has in the recent past begun to have more and more BS content and less OC/CC/2A content. Like it or don't, John is right. We need to keep OCDO strong and focused and lose the clutter. Your thread misses the mark by a mile, and the fact that I've added to it trying to correct the problem just makes it worse.
Have agreat day.
ETA: Because of that final fact, this will be my last post in this thread.