Doug Giles

Seriously. All joking and weapons grade narcissism aside, dad, the reality is … Mayberry RFD doesn’t exist any longer in our American gestalt except on Nickelodeon. Civility is gone. Brutality is here. It’s Thunderdome out there, pops, and your daughter could be in some cruel crotch-rocket’s crosshairs. In my world, the good girl should live and the bad guy should die.

Pretty much all the talk show hosts who heard my sentiments for my ladies’ protection and the rapist’s destruction agreed … except for a couple of Christian talk show hosts and some Christian callers who found my stance on self defense incongruent with their take on Christ; they believed that my girls should “turn the other cheek” and that Jesus would not want one of his lambs to answer violence with violence.

Well, call me a heretic and burn me at the stake because the only other cheek I believe that needs to be turned when a girl is getting mugged/raped is on the criminal’s face as the victim is snapping his neck or after he’s received a 38 Special +P 110 Grain Barnes TAC-XP Hollow Point.

Turn the other cheek? Are you kidding me? I don’t believe that the context of Christ’s command extends to passivity in rape scenarios.

Ladies, you don’t have to be a victim. Enroll in martial arts. Learn it until you’re lethal, and then learn some more. In addition, embrace firearms and weapons training so that when some IMF dipstick starts to enact his porn-generated fantasy on your person he’ll be the one who needs an ambulance … or a body bag.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.