Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sticks and Stones

There was a shooting in the news today that is in the news everywhere, and a lot of people perished. And there was a shooting in the news yesterday and a someone lost their life. And there are shootings in the newspapers everyday, everywhere by everyone. And we cease the lives of others and kill human beings on a daily basis. It is despair raging and it is a story that is told and will be told on a daily basis with no end in sight. Is there anywhere safe to live in the world anymore where one can not be shot? When a person has a gun, they use it to kill someone and more guns is not the answer. Whatever happened to the 6th Commandment? “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). The slaughter of war thoroughly debases the value of human life. Human life is a sacred gift from God. Whoever invented guns and gunpowder? Guns are the worst invention ever. And who invented the Second Amendment to the Constitution, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." That was the worst invention ever. What does The National Coalition to ban handguns and the National Rifle Association have to say about this? What do the gun lobbyists have to say about this? Can gun laws be changed? Is it possible that the world can go back in time to prehistoric ages before guns were invented and only sticks and stones existed? Is it possible to ban guns from every human being in civilization as a whole, for everyone to just throw their guns away so that we can all be equal? And is it possible for industries, stores and shops to stop selling guns, and media, advertisers, television, films, movies, commercials, photos, print and all forms of entertainment to stop promoting guns and images of guns , portraying images as if a person is cool because they are holding a gun in their hand? Is this not glorifying violence? Is there not moral values in society anymore? Does not media influence culture and society? Is it possible for editors to not devote the majority of their daily and evening news programs to crime and violence as if they are programing people and promoting more crime? And the firepower of video games are programming people to become killers. Is it possible to reverse this cycle, to reverse the collapse of morality in the world? Is the world too far gone? Is another world possible? On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor towards the victims of Virginia. 33 died at the US college massacre. Everyone with a blog can join this special event.


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