There are no words – NO WORDS – for what happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday.
But let’s not lose sight of what’s most important here: the victims and their families. Please pray for them. And if you don’t pray, then please keep them in your thoughts and if you can find it in your heart, please donate to the community. This is a tragedy, it’s especially heart breaking when this happens around the holidays.
I’ll tell you one thing – please don’t focus on banning guns. Guns weren’t the problem, they were just an instrument in the disaster. This person, who shall remain nameless because he’s not important enough to put a name to, was sick, and I believe, in my heart, he was possessed by a demon spirit because I have a hard time believing that a mentally challenged person was THIS so far removed from reality. You can’t cure crazy – this WILL happen again. I know you don’t want to hear that, but it’s true – we HAVE TO BE REALISTIC. We live in a fallen world and there are evil people out there.
So what can we do? We can protect ourselves and take steps to make this sort of stuff HARDER to pull off. If this person hadn’t used a gun, he might have used a knife, or a bomb or … whatever. Sick people are creative when it comes to destroying other human beings.
Taking our defenses away will not stop the evil – it will only put more people at risk WHEN IT HAPPENS.
Reading articles about the horrific shooting in Conn. – here’s an interesting comment on one of the articles:
Instead of taking away law abiding citizens rights to own guns to defend themselves from perpetrators, let’s talk about homeschooling where children are protected in gun protected homes. Let’s talk about bringing God back into a hateful society that excludes God. Let’s talk about self defense and armoring schools with armed guards.
It all boils down to accountability and responsibility for one’s actions. Who’s to blame for this tragedy? The gun didn’t shoot those people, the person pulling the trigger did. You can’t stop crazy, especially in an increasingly God-less nation, all you can do is protect yourself.
I find it disturbing that the media worm their way into these poor families' grief and take pictures of their anguish. Talk about sick.—
Write From Karen (@writefromkaren) December 15, 2012
I know the media are just doing their jobs, but I think they’re so disrespectful sometimes.
Morgan Freeman’s a wise person’s take on what happened on Friday :
“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.”
I have to agree. We have to stop giving these sick people public attention. Because then the next sick person comes along and thinks of ways to trump the previous horrific incident and more people needlessly die.
The sooner we open our eyes and accept the fact that there are sick/possessed people out there and take steps to defend ourselves, the sooner we send a message to those sick/possessed people that if you try it, you’re going to have a harder time achieving your goal because we won’t be slaughtered like so many helpless sheep – we’ll go down fighting and defending our families.
ADDED: And for those Christians struggling with this on a faith level, maybe this will help: Where is God When Tragedy Strikes?