For a great many Christians, the Bible is an inerrant source of inspiration, a divine book whose every word is to be heeded. Edgewood Church of Christ: “We often refer to the Bible as the Word of God because God chose to speak to us
What does it matter if the “fragment” actually comes from where it was initially said to have come from? Would that make it any more fake than the New Testament?
For those preachy people who insist that guns are by nature incompatible with the real meaning of Christmas, I have some understanding and sympathy, recognizing that religious texts like the New Testament are open to a great deal of creative reinterpretation to suit the desires of particular religious followers. I do suggest, however, that advocates of non-violence recognize that there is much in Christianity that supports violence and weapons ownership, rather than repudiating. Perhaps the Christmas holiday, which tells a story prefiguring terrible torture, execution and vengeance, isn’t really the best foundation for a message of peace.