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Newtown Gives us Much to Consider

retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:01 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 and 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 a
erick24 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 12:53 PM
In 1962 God was officially expelled from public schools. Guess who took His place?
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:02 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!

The first actions that families,members
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:03 AM
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.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:44 AM
A nice message, but not realistic. We cannot require that Americans follow your ideas concerning religion. We cannot infringe the right of the people to live as they would. We can require them to follow rules regarding their mentally ill family members and prevent them from hurting people.

Nothing strikes deeper to the heart than the loss of children. It's one more reason why the horror in Newtown, Conn., has hurt our nation so badly.

I do not believe there is any human suffering like the suffering of a parent who loses a child.

I know it from personal experience. I lost a beautiful, young teenage daughter almost 10 years ago, and the pain never goes away.

When tragedy strikes, we want to do something. It is a natural human instinct that when we suffer, we conclude it is because something is broken and to want...