In the forties and fifties the number one school concern was “running in the halls and chewing bubble gum”- today, “school shootings.”
In response to Karen Dolan’s (from Portland, Oregon) article last week, “Armed adults don’t make kids safer. They put them at greater risk.” If this were true, why are movie stars, rich people, politicians, banks, and airports all guarded with guns, but our children aren’t. Putting the gun controversy aside, the underlying problem is the “DO WHAT THOU WILT LIFESTYLE.”
I attended a public school in the Midwest some years ago. The neighborhood consisted of Baptist, Nazarene, Adventist, Methodist, and Catholic families. Each morning school began with prayer. At lunch time no one opened their lunch box or sack until someone ask the blessing on the food. The Bible was one of our text books. We were taught creation by intelligent design, not a series of accidents. All the families and many of the school boys had guns. Most of societies’ problems we face today were nonexistent.
Society changes when you teach young people they are nothing more than an animal. Drugs, alcohol, hypnotic music, violent movies, television, video games, and a minority pushing a homosexual agenda, all destroy the family with a DO WHAT THOU WILT LIFESTYLE.
Quotes from modern musicians: “Don’t judge me. I’ll do whatever I want,” “I took on an alter ego to separate myself from my vile behavior,” “Jesus can’t save you. Life begins when the church ends.” Words of a song speaks about raping and murdering, including his mother and girlfriend.” Another song: “Bring the chainsaws and axes out- murder everyone;” “Let me burn – I like the way it hurts.” Apart from the words, the music played has a hypnotic effect just as damaging and addictive as drugs and alcohol. Putting Christian words to evil music doesn’t change the effect either.
Gun-free zones are exactly what shooters prefer because they know they are safe there. Duh . . . .
Submitted by Harlan Galbraith of rural Troy, Montana