It appears that you all need to talk about this. 28 people are dead. The killer is dead. The mother, a school teacher, is dead as is most of her class at school. This we know. I heard it on the radio while driving home from work yesterday. I turned the radio off after 10 minutes. All the news on the TV was about this killing. I watched something else. Gun control was said to be needed now. Of course they would say that. This was a tragedy and I accept that. I have become callous to this type event anymore. The whole world is full of anger and evil and this is just another every day occurrence within it. You have your say and hash it out here but after I say my piece.
I talked to a lady in line at the store today. The cashiers were exceptionally slow. I found out that she is 73 and has 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was a pharmacist for over 15 years and unhappy until GOD came to her and told her where she would be happy–working at a senior home. She is a very passionate woman with a lot of love. When she talked of things, she was hard pressed to hold back the tears of both joy and sorrow. She detests this president and the congresses for many decades. She hates how the government uses military personnel as pawns and the scarring they receive for life. She can’t understand how things have gotten out of control but she is doing her calling and happy for it. She blessed me and mine and I hers. We wished each other Merry Christmas and I told her I fondly wished our paths would cross again. We both came away better for the encounter.
The hypocrites will talk here about gun control for some tragedies of late that has occurred on our soil. Thing is, where is the outrage I don’t hear about for the school buses blown up in Israel? Those are children too. Genocide from made dictators because of skin color or religion. Hackings and beheadings of innocents for no particular reason. The baby drowning in a toilet or bathtub. The negligent parents who allows the child to get out of sight and hit by a car. The men, women and children that suffocate in a truck or sea container. The abortions. Those kids won’t have another or any Christmas. Those people won’t be able to grow and enjoy life. If but one person dies a senseless death ANYWHERE, it is a tragedy. Where is the voice and constant outrage for them? You will have many excuses but they will be hollow and of no worth.
You can teach right and wrong but that isn’t enough. Right and wrong has very little consequence. You must add good and evil and you must add GOD. Not a false god or prophet but the one and only true Father in Heaven. When you teach good and evil and everlasting life and damnation, that shows consequence. When you think that 60 or 80 years on this earth and then death is all there is, what is the point? Where are the boundaries and lines not crossed? GOD doesn’t allow or make these things happen. Man and free will do it alone. GOD gives standards and guidance to follow. It is HIS punishment we need teach and worry about. Time here is finite. We are given instructions on how to act. It appears, like most other instruction manuals, that they are discarded and some of us feel we can figure it out on our own. Those instruction manuals have warnings and dangers that need to be heeded and consequences can ensue with improper operation. Babble on about what you believe is the problem and solution but you most assuredly will miss the core value. These tragedies happen every day and will continue to until we learn to read the instruction manual and heed the warnings. I find all the tragedies of the world disgusting but not as much as the people that lay blame other than where it belongs–within ourselves.
I have had my say. I need say no more or rebut/answer comments here.
UPDATE: Words from a liberal that makes sense.
TURN OFF THE NEWS……. Morgan Freeman’s brilliant take on what happened yesterday : “You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why. It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody. CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next. You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”