Want to know how easy it is for people to be mean and stupid? Then consider insanitybytes22’s post.
What is it about? When presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested an appropriate way to support those who lost friends and relatives to the monster who killed Christians at a school in Oregon (see => http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/10/02/iamachristian-dr-ben-carson-lights-up-facebook-in-response-to-oregon-school-shooting/), insanitybytes22 put up a post. A militant atheist provided the first comment.
The comments that follow the post are quite derisive. They also present a twisted understanding of the Bible. Basically, these atheists want to blame the victims for their own murders.
Frankly, the atheists commenting on insanitybytes22’s post don’t know what they are talking about. Unfortunately, neither does our president. Supposedly, gun control laws could have stopped the shootings, but mean Christians prevented that. Yet on a per-capita basis, the United States does not have any more mass killings than Europe, a part of the world with plenty of “gun control” (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/john-lott-barack-obama-gun-control/2015/10/02/id/694508/). We just hear more about the mass shootings that happen here.
What is the solution for this sort of thing? There isn’t any perfect solution. Man cannot fix the heart of man. We can just eliminate gun free zones. We can just lock up or shoot killers as soon as we are able.
We can also put our priorities where they belong. Consider that we live in a era when there is considerable persecution of Christians. In most of the world Christianity is frowned upon by non-Christians at least to some degree. In parts of the world like the Middle East, China, North Korea,…, governments and terrorist groups actively persecute Christians. So we should not be surprised when some people in the United States detest Christians and shoot them.
So what can we do? We can spread the Gospel of Christ. As Christians, that should be our number one priority.
We can also get our government focused on the right problem. Instead of gun control preachers, we can elect leaders who are serious about making our world safer. Consider the lunacy of our president. Due in large part to his insane foreign policy, much of the world is now engaged with renewed fervor in an arms race. Russia and China began this race years ago, and he has done nothing. Now thanks to a United States in retreat, all the nations in the Middle East will insist upon having a nuclear arsenal.
Yet what does our dear leader want to do? Where is his attention focused? For the sake of gun control, Obama insists upon politicizing every mass shoot, incidents where tens of people are killed, not wars where millions dies.