Omission of God frays our moral fabric
All of society is taking a collective gasp. How can such a thing be? And we are startled by our own inability to comprehend.
There is no way to attribute the evil we continue to witness in our own country to any one factor. We just aren’t that smart. We try, though — easy access to guns, a loner who wants control and power, too much gaming that makes shooting humanoid targets commonplace, violent imagery in media, mental illness, on and on the list could go.
What we don’t seem to want to admit as a culture is that people really aren’t “good” on our own. What gives us our humanity is the divine. We are increasingly leaving God out of our cultural equation, and we have lost a clear understanding that the Creator is the One who gives us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is evil that restricts or removes those rights.
Leaving God out of our public square is causing the moral fabric of our society to fray. May God comfort those who have experienced such great loss, and may He give our nation wisdom and help.
Deborah Wynkoop, Caldwell
Poor Deborah. She forgets back in the day, when there was God, there were tragedies as bad or worse than what's going on today. Take for instance the Inquisition and the Crusades, oh and let's not forget the Salem Witchcraft trials.
Whether or not God is present, will not stop what has happened or what will happen in the future. Yes, it is nice to have God, but unfortunately He gave us free will and that causes the problems.
I suggest you leave God out of the equation and look closer to home for the real answers to this problem. David Koresh had God. Jim Jones had God. It didn't seem to matter.
Being insane is what matters and God has nothing to do with it...oh, unless you think they should have undergone an exorcisms and got that nasty ol' Debil out of their heads. That's right, the Debil made 'em do it...Flip Wilson was right!
Come On Deborah, please try to think rather than come up with some flippant answer to a national problem...put God back into it...Bah. These things happen with our without God being involved. Stop trying to solve complex problems with simplistic answers.
Finally, the radical Muslin movement has God, i.e., Allah, and they've also got bombs and 72 virgins...beat that.