Politicians scramble to find a quick fix to the mass shootings. More gun laws, outlawing certain guns and possible confiscation have all been discussed by our political leaders. It doesn’t really matter if these efforts are not successful in eliminating shootings, it’s more important that they can show they have done something. How disappointed Americans will be when these efforts fail to stop mass shootings.
Maybe there is another answer to this problem. Maybe, just maybe, our moral compass is broken. What used to be right is now wrong and what used to be wrong is now right. What has happened to our society? Our moral compass appears to be broken.
We allowed the removal of prayer within our schools. God forbid that our school children would be taught the Lord’s prayer. Even more repulsive is kids actually praying before they start their school day. So now we replaced prayer in school with bullying, drug problems, armed guards and kids killing kids. God has been eliminated from our schools.
The Ten Commandments have been removed from many schools because some special interest groups are fearful that students might read them. It would be appalling, even dangerous for kids to read and possibly embrace God’s rules for living. Somehow our society has been successful in removing God from the jungle we call society.
Then there is the concept of “human dignity”. The sanctification of human life has been shunned at both ends of the life spectrum. We pass laws that make it admissible to stop a beating heart while still in the mother’s womb. At the other end of life’s spectrum we stop the heart of a dying person prematurely and call it compassion. Human life is no longer respected. So the active shooter who kills is only duplicating what others have done “legally” for years.
People are angry. Fast food is no longer fast food if it takes more than two minutes to fill an order. Cursing and aggressive behavior over a hamburger is the norm for many. Then there is road rage. The light turns green and if cars don’t start moving in a split second, horns start blaring and hand gestures start flying. People are angry and don’t even comprehend why.
According U.S. Census Bureau 1 out 4 children live in fatherless homes. Mothers are called upon to raise their children by themselves. ChristianHeadlines.com reports twenty-five percent of professing, practicing Christians live in households that regularly pray and practice Bible reading together. In other words, God has been taken out of seventy five percent of our homes further destroying the moral compass of our society.
If two people have differing political views one may end up beaten, verbally assaulted or spit on. No longer is it acceptable to agree to disagree. To respect another’s perspective is now somehow wrong. What ever happened to “love your neighbor as yourself”?
As a society it is acceptable to indoctrinate children in the art of killing for fun. Look at the video games that are available to our youth for killing enjoyment. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has written many books and articles on the subject and has expressed great concern in this area. No one is saying all video games are bad. But those that require killing over and over can desensitize young people to the concept of killing and death. At some point the video game is no longer satisfying. More is needed. Since these games also develop exceptional eye-hand coordination, the same skills needed for shooting, the perfect storm can be created. Angry child, maybe bullied, has had enough. Add desensitization to death and good motor skills and the active shooter is created. What would happen if our children spent the same amount of time being introduced to the Word of God, participating in community outreach or helping neighbors in need?
Many of our politicians blame guns for all the mass shootings. They use every shooting as a platform to convince citizens that guns must go. How can an inanimate object be blamed for killing? What a ridiculous concept that continues to foster strength by some. An active shooter is a misguided individual with a broken moral compass. They have lost all perspective as to where due north might be. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently decided against the “red flag law”. Instead he is focusing more on the aspect of mental health and it’s role in mass shootings. Finally someone sees the problem is not the gun, the gun is only the tool. It is time to put God back in America, repair our moral compasses and get our country back on course.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that he will not hear.