January 7, 2009, 08:57 PM
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Originally Posted by Steve Tate
Well, I guess the question is, what is important to us.
It seems to me here the underlying issue on this thread is pride. Pride has caused bad things to happen to us all.
I'm willing to have no pride if someone gets the jump on me with a gun. I'll risk handing over paper, plastic, diamonds, etc. versus going to meet certain death over whether or not I can "out skill" this thug. If it seems like the situation is not manageable to draw, I have no problem in turning over my fate to my Maker. He knows the outcome.
Quite possibly the finest first post I've seen.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.