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People Are Truly Good at Heart? Sadly, No

retiredcoach Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:10 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!
KJQ Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:12 PM
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?
retiredcoach Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:11 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.
retiredcoach Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:10 AM
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!

Eleven years ago, al-Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid tried to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 with a bomb hidden in his shoes. As a result, air travelers to this day must remove their shoes to pass through security at US airports.

In 2006, terrorists plotted to destroy as many as 10 planes flying from London to North America using peroxide-based liquid explosives smuggled in their carry-on luggage. So passengers now must limit any liquids they carry through security checkpoints to minuscule containers sealed in clear plastic bags.

On Christmas Day in 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a...