For those who’ve read my screeds via TownHall.com or via my own website, ClashDaily.com, you know that I’m an unapologetic cheerleader for hunting. It’s not the only thing I write about, but OMG when I do, boy … do I gush like a schoolgirl.
However, not everyone is cool with hunting like the planet’s population used to be since the dawn of man. Hunters are becoming a rare breed in this increasingly wussified, paranormal culture of political correctness. Thanks to Disney movies, hunting nowadays is about as popular as a bacon sandwich is to a Boko Haram.
Yep, that which used to be a given within our American milieu is barely tolerated by the intolerant “tolerant” amongst us. If you’re a hunter, or a non-hunter who gets the role of hunting for the conservation of both land and species, then you’re looked upon by the ubiquitous bunny lovers with a glare that is one part bewilderment and one part disdain.
So … why do the anti-hunters and those who’re punch drunk with their propaganda hate hunting and hunters so much? Heck if I know. But I’m pretty certain it has not as much to do with actually killing and eating animals as it does with owning firearms. Sure the PETA freaks will caterwaul that it’s all about them not digging us putting the bam to Bambi, but if you follow the money you’ll probably find out that they’re funded by a Leftist agenda that has a bigger game plan in play.
The control freaks, you see, aren’t comfortable when the people they are trying to oppress own weapons, so they have to whiz on activities which afford these serfs the skill and the tools to say, “Back the blank off.” But that’s a topic for another book. (Matter of fact, I covered that topic in my last book, The Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, Police Are Minutes Away. What a coincidence.)
The group that I do not get, who should know better, who’re becoming increasingly anti-hunting at the speed of sound are … Christians, or at least those who call themselves Christians.
You’d think that Christians would have as their guide the Scripture framing their life’s glide path but alas … nah. The reason being? Well, it’s primarily predicated upon Christians not reading the Bible, in its entirety, but rather getting their worldview from some metrosexual pastor who takes his cue from Shakira, or some hipster twit that has a fawn for a pet, or some commie running their Poli-Sci class at Tallahassee Junior College, or some lesbian misandrist who’s decided she’s going to rail against everything Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t do. In my humble opinion, it’s a shame and a sin that Christians look to Justin Bieber more than Jeremiah for life’s answers.
I can’t begin to count the multitudinous times I have heard from the squeamish brethren, stoked on feelings versus facts, who tell me that Jesus is mad at me, and that I’m the bad guy, for simply carrying out the covenant blessing of being a hunter.
However, if (and that’s a big if), if the Christian did look to Scripture and pay particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’ll walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated, but it is endorsed by God (Gen.9:1-3). And that’s exactly what my new book Rise, Kill And Eat: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelationis about: to prove that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting.
I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the killing and the grilling of the animals he created. To this carnivore it is simple: if God did not want us to eat animals then he would have not made them out of meat.
By the way, here are some questions for the Anti-Hunter who would try to use the Bible to back up their bogus claims:
1. Who killed the first animal according to the Bible?
2. Is there one verse in the Scripture that condemns hunting? I’ll bet you can’t find one. Just one.
3. Was Jesus really a vegetarian hippie?
4. Would a loving God use hunting illustrations to communicate divine truth to His people?
5. Did God preserve the animals on Noah’s Ark for the purpose of having them eaten by mankind?
6. Did killing predators give David the confidence that he could kill the Philistine’s champion, Goliath?
7. Does “Thou shall not kill” mean that one shouldn’t go quail hunting or catch and eat a bass?
As stated, the sole intent of Rise, Kill And Eat: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation is to showcase, through both the Old Testament and the New, what the Scriptures say about hunting, so that when you, the hunter, get around the whiners screaming foul when it comes to hunting, you can stand firm on the Verbum Dei, feel proud, and say in regards to this important activity, “Hey, leave me alone. I’m simply doing the Lord’s work.”
This book’ll make a great Father’s Day present for the hunter in your life.
“Doug has always fought the good fight with his razor sharp samurai sword of self-evident truth, logic, commonsense, science and The American Way. In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation, Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife.” – Ted Nugent