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

“There is something evil in our society . . . ” –a Washington DC doctor after a mass shooting in her city in 2013..
Perhaps it is time to admit that something is terribly wrong with contemporary Western society that continually produces motiveless mass murders. This is an evil, as far as I can tell, unique to the Western society of the past several decades. I am an avid history reader and past societies have produced much evil; including mass killings, but as far as I can tell the killers have had a motive — robbery and looting for self-enrichment, sexual serial killers, racist hatred, making political points, etc.
But now our Western society has produced many people who kill groups of people that they don’t even know and that they don’t hate, just for the sake of killing them. Perhaps it is time to look at what we are doing as a society to determine how we are producing such motiveless evil actions.”
Dr. Janis Orlowski, with MedStar Washington Hospital said: “There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate, I have to say, I may see this everyday, I may be the chief medical officer of a very large trauma center, but there’s something wrong when we have these multiple shootings, these multiple injuries. There’s something wrong. The only thing that I can say is we have to work together to get rid of it.”
There is indeed terrible evil loose in our society and like Dr. Orlowski said, we need to get rid of it!  I think the first step would be for serious Christ-followers to begin to intentionally and actively obey 2 Chronicles 7:14:  “If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  
Here are several contributing factors to this horrid evil in our land:
*  Continually watching violence for pleasure.  We need to begin to put 2 and 2 together and figure out that watching people kill people for our entertainment in movies, TV shows, and video games, fills our psyche and the psyche of hundreds of millions of people with a violent brainwashing and a terrible disregard for and insensitivity toward human life. 
*  Removing the commandment “Thou shall not kill,” from public life.
*  Rejection of the spiritual dimension of human beings.  If there is no God, then people are nothing but animated matter and of no more value than a insect.
*  Authorizing and approving of the continued killing of millions and millions of the most innocent humans on the planet, prenatal children.   (If an innocent human life is worthless in the womb, why are we flawed and guilty human beings of any value after we are born?)
*  Glorifying militarism and patriotic violence.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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