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Why Mass Shootings (And Now A Mass Stabbing)?

What has released such horrible wickedness as random motiveless mass shootings (and now motiveless mass stabbings) in America? Here are some things that may have contributed to it: 1) Calling a random mass murder “a tragedy” rather than “the evil … Continue reading

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“There is something evil in our society . . .” –a Washington DC doctor.

“There is something evil in our society . . . ” –a Washington DC doctor today. –I posted the following comment today, September 16, 2013, on my Facebook page and then almost immediately turned on NBC Nightly News: Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Boycott Violence! Refuse To Enjoy Violence!

The seeds of violence and disrespect are rampant in our society – images of violence are a pervading presence in most of our lives. If you and I don’t stop receiving the seeds of violence into our mind, our memory, … Continue reading

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Are You Asking “Why?”

Asleep to the Spirit, Deaf to our conscience, Liberated from moral standards, Under the influence of violent and decadent media, We ask “Why?” Why all the mass shootings? Why so much frustration, depression, and drug abuse? Why so much child … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Views of Violence

If certain foreign nations and their leaders can be called evil (Axis of Evil, Evil Empire, etc.) and foreign terrorists and/or suicide bombers can be called evil, why aren’t America’s home-grown terrorists and mass murderers called evil? Why aren’t all … Continue reading

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Is Soicety Reaping The Violence It’s Been Showing?

Is society reaping the graphic violence it’s been showing for decades in movies, on TV, and in video games?  Can that be a factor in the evil acts of random mass murder being frequently committed in America? Does showing scenes … Continue reading

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Happy TGTD To You! (Tell God Thanks Day)

Happy TGTD!  (Tell God Thanks Day)  I wish you and your family a peaceful, grateful day today.  May you be overcome with joy as you realize God’s blessings on your life and thank Him for all He has done for … Continue reading

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Thinking Through A Tutu Thought About Conscience

Here’s a quotation from Desmond Tutu:  “For every act of evil there are a dozen acts of goodness in our world. It is only because we believe that people should be good that we despair when they are not.” Do … Continue reading

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What Would Your Life Be Like If . . .

How would you be today if you had been born to a mother in poverty with several children by different men? What if you had been surrounded by depression, anger, fear, hopelessness, and despair? How would you be if you … Continue reading

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