In the course of our national discussion over the horrific mass murder in Colorado, I have heard time and time again phrases like, "Who would do something like that?" or "How could anyone do that?" It's the same question every time these terrible things have happened over the past few decades. From Luby's in Texas, the McDonald's in San Diego, Columbine High School or Virginia Tech, the questions are the same. It's not just here in the U.S. either, no matter what some ill informed America hating pundits would opine. Sadly, these insane slaughters occur world wide. Is there a common denominator to help answer these questions? I believe there is.
For several decades now our Western culture has eliminated the once almost universally given understanding of our rightful place in the world and in time. We have methodically eroded our Judeo-Christian faith and destroyed our religious underpinnings, replacing them with the rotten core values of self-esteem and self-centeredness. We have methodically removed God from our homes and replaced Him with ever more vile, degrading, and disgusting TV, video games and movies.
In our public schools we teach our children that life is an accident of nature, there was no creation by a loving God who holds us accountable. We teach that man rose from some primordial ooze and then we scoff and ridicule those who believe that the universe had a Creator with a purpose, and that man has a place in God's creation.
We have legalized the brutal slaughter of our unborn children in the womb, replacing ugly truth with a more pleasing lie called "choice." We renamed the almost sacred reverence for life in the womb from being "with child" to a burden, known as nothing more than a faceless blob called a "fetus." Any society that can condone and even pay for the murder 50 million innocent lives has NO right to be outraged at this brutal act.
Is it really any wonder as to how something like this could happen -- or who could do it? My friends, we have once again looked into the eye of the beast and seen that evil is real. The real problem is that those same beastly eyes are also a mirror, and that should scare us more than anything else.