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Newtown, and a New America

retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:27 AM
It is heartwarming to see so many people trying to support the families in Newtown. But,I must say that most of the gifts,candles,flowers and wreaths are all simply- "symbolism over substance". The tragedy has happened. It was horrific! Now look for and deal with the reasons! Evil is out roaming all around us. Much of it is found in the culture of- "Do your own thing", "If it feels good do it"or "There are no absolutes" The movies of Hollywood,violent video games,criminal entertainment TV,and yes,rap music- available for the youngest to watch and experience-all contribute mightily to the culture of immorality and acceptance of criminal acts! Then we have those in the shadows that slink around on their own,un-noticed,or at least they are e
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:28 AM
Then we have those in the shadows that slink around on their own,un-noticed,or at least they are endured in their odd sick mentalities!

Finally we try to blame the weapon (of which there are millions) and rarely take a hard look at the person's behavior and attitudes about right and wrong and good and evil!

There are ABSOLUTES and good and right morals! They are based on a loving God who created this universe and set down the laws for proper living in a civilized society! When people know that there is punishment for evil and immoral acts- they make the effort to resist those acts. If they have no standard values and beliefs in a God who will punish those acts-we have horrific criminal tragedies!
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:28 AM
If they have no standard values and beliefs in a God who will punish those acts-we have horrific criminal tragedies!

The first actions that families,members of the community, and the general public engendered were to seek God's comfort and solace with their prayers. Would that more of them had been asking for God's support,guidance and direction and lived His values in their everyday lives.
ThinkN_Do Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 12:58 PM
You do not need to bow down to any G-D to live a just and moral existence; you do not need to fear a punishing G-D to grow up to be a upstanding, honest and loving person. Mankind created G-D to control the masses and explain the unknown to those of less capacity.
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 4:20 PM
Think, You may think you have figured it out, but someday you will face the consequences of your thinking.

An entire country is in shock as we continue to watch the funerals of these innocent children and adults in Connecticut. It's not merely shock, but horror and revulsion, at the second-bloodiest school shooting in our history. It is sickening even to rank them in this way, to admit that there have been so many as to require it, but it is true: yet another child has killed yet more children in cold blood.

We don't have to worry about foreign terrorists coming to our country: we are better at hurting ourselves than they are at hurting us, and we always...