15 September, 2021 at 11:02 pm #114189315 September, 2021 at 11:46 pm #1141894ne·o·phyte/ˈnēəˌfīt/noun
16 September, 2021 at 12:28 am #1141895
A person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief.“four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts”Similar:beginnerlearnernovicenewcomernew membernew entrant
National Catholic Reporter Aug 2019
In the wake of the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, it occurs to me that, when it comes to guns, the United States collectively behaves in a way that mimics an addict in denial. Anybody familiar with 12-step recovery programs knows that the entire effort to manage a behavior or dependence on a substance that has gotten out of control is predicated on the ability to acknowledge that there is a problem in the first place. Americans in general — and Republicans in particular — refuse to admit that there is a gun problem.16 September, 2021 at 12:29 am #1141896
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I came across this interesting article:
One segment, near the end, really stood out for me;
America has a gun problem because so many Americans are deceived by so many illusions about what a gun will do for them, their family, their world. They imagine a gun as the guardian of their home and loved ones, rather than the standing invitation to harm, loss, and grief it so much more often proves to be.
P.S. After chatting with you about this subject I understand a bit more that your country will never rid itself of guns and it will always be faced with thousands and millions of people who experience gun violence. I guess that’s what you call culture.