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Why Did He Kill All Those Children?

David128 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 7:43 AM
While the constant exposure to extreme violence in the entertainment media may 'desensitize' people to the horrors of mass murder I do not buy the idea that it is the primary motivation for such senseless acts of violence. I believe the main reason we see these kind of violent acts is the attempts to eliminate God from our society and the subsequent decline in moral guidelines that tell us such acts are wrong. I believe that by eliminating the internalized moral code that tends to come with a belief in God (however perceived) we are creating a generation of children with unchecked drives and desires who can be misdirected toward violence as a way to satisfy these desires.
KJQ Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:19 PM
I agree, David128. I'd like to add that prior to 1968, anyone 5 years of age or older in the USA could buy a gun and ammunition, yet there were NO mass shootings. None. Ever.

What has changed since the middle of the 1900's? We've spent decades overtly and covertly destroying all of the things that encourage and support strong families, and taught children that life is period of meaningless pain and suffering wedged between two periods of non-existence, and we wonder why these things happen?
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:14 AM
And no further comments are needed.
The idea for massacring children in an elementary school or shooting up a mall filled with Christmas shoppers does not come from reading books, watching movies or listening to music. Does the incitement for such unspeakable acts come from hours of role-playing violent video games?

As we speculate on what was going on in the mind of the murderer, the media are trying to blame his evil act on the lack of gun control. But the ownership of firearms or attending a shooting range do not desensitize someone to the cold-blooded murder of many children.

The act of mass, cold-blooded murder...