In response to the three-part series on “Response to Concerns by an Urbanite (here are the links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), an English reader raised some interesting points. Rather than letting her post get buried in the comments section, I wanted to bring it forward.
Reader “Grubby Jeans” (love the moniker!) wrote: Oh dear this is scary! I live in the south of England and it would be almost impossible to get more than about 20 miles away from a sizeable town. I have built up a good store of food after reading blogs like this but it could easily be stolen by anyone armed with a gun. As it is difficult to buy guns legally here anyone with a gun is likely not to be a law abiding citizen.
But do you really think that people are so bad? Think of the many people in WW11 how helped refugees even though they were hungry themselves. The family who hid Anne Frank's family for years is just one example out of many. I will have to trust that human nature is still basically good. I have to say I find it strange that so many people making comments, who seem to be Christian, can be at ease with planning to kill others, apparently without asking questions or finding out their intentions.
I welcome respectful replies to Grubby Jean’s questions and observations.