Saturday, January 13, 2007

John Wayne Theology? or We Have Some 'Splaining to Do

Hello, F.O.T.E.'s,
Well, it's icy here. Nothing like going to sleep to the sound of sleet hitting the windows! The bad weather here in the midwest caused the airline to cancel The Ram's flight last night. He's off for a few months for some training Down South and had leave for this weekend. They say they'll try flying again today. I just want him to be safe!
You know, I think some people believe that soldier's homes are filled to the brim with weapons of all kinds. I don't know about any other soldier's houses, but the most vicious weapon we have here is a paint gun and a baseball bat. (and the hairy stuff in the refrigerator's crisper--more of a biological weapon ;-) Anyway, I want to dispel the idea that all soldiers are always aggressive and violent.
We are careful about the media our children are exposed to and discourage violent play outside of the chivalrous "knight-saving-the-princess" variety.
So, am I sounding defensive? A bit guilt-ridden? Sigh. Try to keep an open mind as you read the exchange below...

Tater Tot: "Mommy, bad people aren't nice."
The Ewe: "No, but even bad people need Jesus. We should pray for the bad people to come to know Jesus."
Tater Tot: "Yeah... Jesus has a GUN!"

Would you consider that a "come to Jesus meeting?" ;-)
Well, I'm off to read the Bible to Tater Tot. Y'all keep your wool dry...
The Ewe


momof4gr8kids said...

ROTFLOL...welcome to the world of little *boys*!

heehee...~J~ got a good laugh out of that, btw.

Mama Lamba said...

Whew--oh, good! I was a little nervous about posting that! LOL! *I* cracked up, but it definitely ain't P.C.! :-) Nuttin' like a lil boy, eh?

Lisa-Anne said...

Goodness Ewe, I'd be more worried if he didn't say something like that from time to time! :)
Dealt with the same thing many times here.
Me: J, we just need to take the bad guys before the Lord.
J: Can we beat them up on the way?

J: Mom, can Ninja's carry guns?
Me: no, sweetie, Ninja's don't need guns.
J: well they might if any bad guy breaks in and tries to hurt the Ninja's little sister or baby brother.
Me: (trying not to giggle)I think it's noble that the Ninja would be willing to fight the bad guys to protect his siblings, but the Ninja should remember that the mama Ninja gets first crack at any bad guys unless Daddy Ninja is home, then it's his job!

Lisa-Anne said...

Oh, and as to theology, you'll have to be really selective on your bible reading to TT, otherwise he might get the idea that God made men to be warriors and that occasionally they may have to "route the enemy". :)
Love you!

Anonymous said...

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Mama Lamba said...

Hmmm...LA, I see your point. We have been reading a lot of Old Testament lately...a lot of "slaying the Philistines" and all that...But with guns? LOL Enjoyed the ninja story, too-- :-)

Lisa-Anne said...

Ewe, I bet my bottom dollar that if the Israeli army had had guns, they'd have used them on the Philistines! :) TT is smart... he's taking an OT story and applying it with Today's modern technology. Our grandsons will likely ask if they can laser/phaser the bad guys! haha! :)