What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
King Solomon, Chicago Violence, Guns, Post Eleven
How does the Chicago gun issues compare to the chicken and eggs conundrum?
Will We Ever Know the Answer?
When I read the pros and cons of arguments for or against gun control, I think about the chicken and egg conundrum. Why? Because we know bad guys have existed since the beginning of recorded history and probably will exist until the end of time. We also know there will always be a need for good guys to have a means to protect themselves from bad guys.
Even if was plausible that if a law was passed to demand everybody would turn in the estimated three hundred million guns now in the USA, does anyone really believe the bad guys will turn in their guns? Or if it was possible, would that really stop bad guys from obtaining guns from other countries or sources?
In other words, since bad guys use guns to commit violence and good guys use guns to protect from bad guys, which will happen first? Will bad guys ever stop being bad? Or will good guys ever stop bad guys from being bad?
Will any mere mortal ever be capable of answering this conundrum or solving all the problems of bad guys in the world? No is what two Ancient Wiseman concluded in their writings of the why and therefore in life, based on their ancient wisdom writings.
“One thing is the words which men say, another is that which the Gods decide. If the tongue of man were the rudder of a boat, the All-Lord is its pilot.” (Amenemope, 1300 BC)
What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted. (Ecclesiasties 1:15)
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverb 25:2)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverb 3:5-6 King Solomon, 980 BC)
Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good. (Ecclesiastes 11:6-7)
In Other Words
We mere mortals do not have the power or means to solve all the problems of good and bad that our Creator, for His purposes has decided we must confront in life. However, we should never give up trying to make our world a better place for ourselves and our posterity.
In My Opinion, What to Do About Guns and Chicago Violence
We need to wise up and face reality. There is no one quick and simple solution and there probably will never be any one quick and effective means to ever keep guns out of the hands of the bad guys.
If we continue to pass laws and regulations about guns with exceptions to serve special interests, we are not wise, we are fools.
What we need to do in the short term is what has been done before in varying degrees since the beginning of time. That is to punish the bad guys in the short term. Instill morals teachings by example and education to everyone in the long term. Pray for wisdom and wise leadership to be instilled in both ourselves, our leaders, to hopefully benefit our communities.
There is nothing new under the sun. In my opinion, the Bible has recorded all the examples of good and bad guys along and provided prudent advice how to use the two greatest blessings provided by our Creator. All we need to do is take the time to learn and make use of the two greatest blessings given us as tools given us and strive to make our world a better place. Wisdom and Love.
There will never be any solution if we do not wise up and continue to believe and listen to mere mortals that believe their secular wisdom is greater than Spiritual wisdom. In future posts, I will give two examples of wise gifted men who tried to solve all of God’s mysteries and became fools.
The fool is the one who relies on his intellect, but it is a man of wise conduct who escaped harm. (Proverb 28:26),