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    God Doesn’t Need a Permit, Either

    godngun.jpgQuote:  "This gun had a hold on me.  I felt this incredible surge of power, like God must feel when he's holding a gun."  Homer Simpson

    Figure of Speech:  anthropopatheia (ANN thro po pah THEE ah), the God is my co-pilot figure.

    The anthropopatheia ascribes human emotions to God.  Hard as it is to pronounce (it means "human emotions" in Greek), it gets a lot of use these days:  among those who feel that their deity has to be their buddy, and those who say,  "She’s a woman, and she's pissed."

    Snappy Answer:  "Good thing God wrote the Second Amendment, then."

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