Posts Tagged ‘Newtown tragedy’


December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutIn a civilized society, there is no need for guns.  I believe that statement to be absolutely true.
Because in a civilized society, we would resolve all issues without violence.

I would even go a step further:  In a civilized society we do not need police, courts, judges, prisons, and so forth.
Because in a truly civilized society there would be no crime, since we would resolve all issues with civility.

Lastly, in a civilized society one would need no weapons of any kind (not even swords and knives), for there is no danger to person or property; thus no need for self-protection and protection of family and personal property.

But we don’t live in a civilized society.  Read more…

Gun Smoke

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThere is lots of gun smoke filling our airwaves regarding the urgent need for gun control to prevent more instances of school violence.  I briefly alluded to this in the post Newtown.

Is there any verifiable correlation between crime rate and gun control?  What do the facts really say?

A quick search of the internet for “gun control and crime rate” provides many articles and studies showing just the opposite effect:  Gun control either increases crime rates or has no effect on them.  Most studies generally concluded that gun ownership – not gun control – is more likely to reduce crime rate.

One solitary article in the entire first page of results did not clearly support the above conclusion.  But even that one New York Times article begrudgingly admitted that crime rates dropped with gun ownerships and rose with gun control – although the article cited other unknown reasons as the cause of this situation.

Please you make up your own mind based on true facts and data.  This link, I believe, provides a good reliable, neutral source of much statistically accurate and truthful information.

All is not as it looks!



December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThe school shooting in Newtown CT is a tragedy.  One can never fully appreciate the pain of losing a loved one, especially a young child, until one experiences it.  And I pray that I will never have to go through it.

My heart bleeds for the parents, relatives, and friends of all the victims, and I pray that they experience the peace of the LORD beyond all understanding, and the strength of the LORD beyond all human strength as they process this tragedy.

We have already begun to see the hand wringing and hear the same old questions from news commentators, “Who would do such a thing?  What could have possibly possessed a young man to commit such a heinous crime?  Why?”  and so on, just as we’ve heard these same questions asked and left unanswered after every other tragedy.  But then, a short while later we’ll forget the whole matter and go about our lives as before – except for those directly affected, who may never fully reconcile to the event.

The secular media has no answer to the difficult questions they raise.  They hypothesize and pontificate, “He was angry.” Or “He had a bad childhood.” Or “It was drugs.”  Or offer up any one of a dozen stock non-answers, because there is no earthly rational answer for such irrational deeds.  They blindly grope around because they don’t recognize the truth, that the answer is spiritual. Read more…