Thursday, October 01, 2015

I have no nice pictures to show, only sad thoughts to share. There is a discussion going on at a glass forum that I belong to, with the thoughts that gun laws should be enforced, enforcing gun laws won’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals, anger at people who resist more rigid gun laws, suggestions that more guns are the answer, and so on and on. The same dialog that happens after every episode of mass shootings.

My thoughts, it's not criminals who are doing these mass shootings, it's angry young men with no direction, no goal in life, no sense of responsibility to anyone other than themselves. We have too many guns available to anyone who wants them and a culture that adores violence, a society that seems to think every kid in high school should go to college, so there are no more (or drastically cut) art/music/shop/home economics etc. (do they even have home economics anymore?) classes to keep kids working with their hands. Money is stripped from social and education programs so Wall Street can be happy with the corporations' profits, and we have young people with no future or hope, and any happiness is found in drugs or alcohol.

Gosh, fits right in with 2 Timothy 3:2 “People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God. 3 They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure.”