Survey: Guns and the Church
The purpose of this survey is to get a glimpse at how Christians today view guns, gun ownership, and the possession and possible use of guns within a church gathering.
Whether you are part of a home church, a small church that meets at a park, a mega church in a 3,000 capacity auditorium, a high church atmosphere, or the back corner of a Starbucks, your input is valuable.
This is not about gun control. This is not about the legalities of gun ownership in America. The focus of this survey is the people making up the body of Christ and our relationship to guns, especially within the context of a church gathering (whether on Sunday mornings, or some night during the week).
A couple of notes. By ‘gun’ is meant a firearm that you think of as a gun (e.g. handgun, rifle, assault rifle, shotgun), and not a pellet gun, airsoft or bb guns, water pistols, Nerf guns, and things of that sort. Let’s not be silly. No; bazookas don’t count. Nor do Civil War era canons. That’s for a whole other survey where the first few questions check on your sanity.
This can be totally anonymous. Be honest and let’s see where this takes us.
Please pass along this survey to as many Christians as you know. The bigger the sampling, the better.