In this episode of Sacred Tension, I’m joined once more by gun advocate, youtuber, Minister of Satan, and good friend Karl Kasarda to have a raw conversation about the ethics of gun rights. We discuss the high rates of suicide by gun, the prevalence of gun violence in the United States, and why minorities need the right to bear arms.
I love hearing back from my audience. Please leave your thoughts on this episode in the comments below, or share your thoughts on my Discord server here.
Please subscribe to Sacred Tension wherever you listen, share it with your friends, and leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts.
My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, live streams, conversations, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free.
I hear it all the time: this protective need for some of my fellow Christians to “speak the truth in love” to their gay friends and family. In other words, while they say that they should “love and accept” those who are gay, they still feel a need to state that they think homosexuality is inherently sinful, and that gay people must commit themselves to chastity, denying homosexual sin.
Several months ago, I went to a family gathering. I’d worked all week, and I was exhausted. The event was miserable, and I felt incapable – truly, utterly incapable – of talking to anyone. I felt like I’d been drugged, the paralysis of exhaustion and family and socializing was so great. On the drive home, all I could think about was suicide. Fantasies of death filled my being.