Why do people in America frequently kill groups of strangers?

Why do people in America frequently kill groups of strangers? President Obama said: “We’ve become numb to this.” Perhaps it is time that we wake ourselves up to some of the possible reasons for such home grown terrorism:

1) Calling a random mass murder “a tragedy” rather than “the evil actions of a wicked person.”
2) Devaluing human life in the womb. (If human life is worthless in the womb, why should it have value anywhere else?)
3) Over tolerance. (History demonstrates that when there is no social judgment and/or moral taboo, people will do anything.)
4) Embracing and teaching the idea that human life is nothing but the meaningless and accidental result of time, chance, and an evolutionary process.
5) Proclaiming the concept that cravings and desires are uncontrollable and should not be resisted.
6) Continually presenting people as mere objects to be used for your sexual pleasure rather than as deserving your honor, respect, and restraint.
7) Teaching that people are not responsible for their actions, but that their actions are caused by their upbringing, circumstances, culture, and/or heredity.
8) Modern media brainwashing that is continually flooding us with and engaging us with images of violence, disrespect, meanness, and other forms of evil behavior and attitudes.
9) Gutting our society of its foundational Judeo-Christian ethics and treating those ethics (and the people who still hold them) with open disdain and disrespect.
10) Removing the non-religious words “Thou shall not kill,” (and the rest of the Ten Commandments) from our schools, courthouses, city halls, and other public places.
11) Proclaiming the myth that human nature is basically good and will avoid self-destruction without the continual need for rigid self-discipline, self-improvement, and moral limits and boundaries set by society (and/or our conscience).
12) Embracing the idea of personal entitlement because of our race, nationality, rights, or family; and embracing the concept that we have the right to be angry, combative, and even violent if our perception of entitlement is frustrated or blocked.
13) Our society’s lack of support-group-style community where people feel genuinely loved enough to open up their heart to others and to share their hurts, needs, concerns, love, and insights with one another.
–Do you have any other ideas of what may be contributing to such wickedness?

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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