Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Come and Take It, Matt

Well, apparently it's Pipsqueak Day (see below post.)

Another pipsqueak, Matt Damon, would like the US to confiscate all weapons in 'one fell swoop.'

Stop by and try to take mine, Matt.  Just remember that you'll have to run faster than 900++ fps.


Anonymous said...

I'm with Matt Damon! Gosh! who would have thought he'd be the one articulating the deeply Catholic position?

Dad29 said...

Please tell us (with cites) what that "deeply Catholic" position is!!!

Anonymous said...

H/t: UK's Guardian


Dad29 said...

*Cough*....his remarks (which may or may not be accurately translated and/or in context) are NOT "a deeply held Catholic position." They may be a "deeply held Pp. Francis position" which has nothing to do with Catholic teaching.

See, e.g., Aquinas:

Accordingly the act of self-defense may have two effects, one is the saving of one's life, the other is the slaying of the aggressor. Therefore this act, since one's intention is to save one's own life, is not unlawful, seeing that it is natural to everything to keep itself in "being," as far as possible. And yet, though proceeding from a good intention, an act may be rendered unlawful, if it be out of proportion to the end. Wherefore if a man, in self-defense, uses more than necessary violence, it will be unlawful: whereas if he repel force with moderation his defense will be lawful, because according to the jurists [Cap. Significasti, De Homicid. volunt. vel casual.], "it is lawful to repel force by force, provided one does not exceed the limits of a blameless defense." Nor is it necessary for salvation that a man omit the act of moderate self-defense in order to avoid killing the other man, since one is bound to take more care of one's own life than of another's. But as it is unlawful to take a man's life, except for the public authority acting for the common good, as stated above (Article 3), it is not lawful for a man to intend killing a man in self-defense, except for such as have public authority, who while intending to kill a man in self-defense, refer this to the public good, as in the case of a soldier fighting against the foe, and in the minister of the judge struggling with robbers, although even these sin if they be moved by private animosity. Summa:, (article 7)

You can find Aquinas' article on Just War by yourself.