A culture of death ... again and again

The Pennsylvania school schooting was the 100th shooting since the Columbine incident of 1999. That is a shocking reality. The two shootings this past week were also directed against young girls. Rather than make my own comments, I direct you to the insightful reflection by Mike Broadway of earth as it is in heaven. (Thanks to Michael of Levellers for the link.)

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Gabrielle said…
That man articulated very well the epidemic (If I may call it that) of violence that our area has seen a rise in lately. The murder rate in Philadelphia has been so bad that the FBI is now working with city officials to try and stop it. At my college last year there was a rape and murder and attempted murder suicide of a girl by her boyfriend (my friends acutally stopped this after we had our nightly prayer service) and a bus driver was beaten to death by her husband. This poor women was the second women bus driver in a couple years who was killed by her husband. Also a stabbing of one female student in her dorm room by a male worker at the school.

All I can do is hope for the day when all will be made new. In the mean time, I can't help but feel sorry for myself for being a female.
Jackson said…
I feel completely ignorant as to the causes of such violent behavior. It's seems to easy, and not quite appropriate, to just file it away under the category of "Sin". But that doesn't adequately explain why so many people feel such a deep hostility toward others (at least not for me). If anyone is capable of shedding some light on this topic, I would much appreciate it.
Jackson said…
Please excuse my use of 'to' and not 'too' in my second sentence. Should my wife the English Major see such a sentence, I might receive a look of disappointed.
Jackson said…
I meant disappointment... I'm done.