Here is an excerpt from my new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation:
I wish I had a new gun for every time I’ve had an anti-hunter who (more often than not) is also an agnostic or an atheist, quote to me the sixth commandment, namely “Thou shall not kill”, as a proof text against my God-blessed pursuit of hunting.
If I had a new gun, per misquote, from the desperate bunny lovers, then my battery would make Mark Muller’s arsenal look like Ed Bagley, Jr’s, because, OMG, do they toss that verse around like a drunken dwarf at a Kid Rock concert.
Now, before I examine the verse the anti-hunters fling about the most as an “ah-ha”, gotcha proof text that “God’s against hunting”, let me ask my anti-hunting, pro-choice lovelies this question: how come you wizards don’t play this card when talking about snuffing out the life of an unborn baby?
I hear you caterwaul about how wrong it is to make an omelet out of a whooping crane’s eggs, but I don’t hear you say squat about killing a helpless, defenseless baby in its mother’s womb. You make the connection that an unborn whooping crane in an egg is a baby whooping crane but not so much with an unborn child in its mother’s womb. What gives?