Cape Town - Boys need to play with toy weapons to learn how to be "aggressive and adventurous", according to Lenora Hammond, wife of paintball-evangelist Peter Hammond.
"Men who follow Jesus Christ the dragon-slayer, must themselves become lesser dragon-slayers. And this is why it is absolutely essential for boys to play with wooden swords and plastic guns," she writes in an article on Hammond's Frontline Fellowship website www.frontline.org.za.
A prominent Christian right-winger and pro-gun lobbyist, Hammond faces charges of assault for allegedly taking his two young sons out to shoot trick-or-treating children with paintball and BB guns in Cape Town suburbs on Halloween.
According to Hammond, who regards Halloween as an unChristian celebration of the occult, his ten-year-old son accidentally shot a teenager in the face with the paintball gun as the angry teenager tried to wrest the weapon away from him. ( Read more...Collapse ) OK - this is a very different view of Jesus to the common one, and much closer to the concept of Jesus being a Warrior Messiah - thoughs on this article anyone?