What is the root cause of multiple-victim public shootings?

WINTERY KNIGHT

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Let’s take a closer look at some recent active shooters, and see if we can find out what they have in common. And then we can decide whether the people who complain the most about gun violence are willing to do anything about the root cause of gun violence.

Let’s start with this article from The Stream, which looks at 3 mass murderers:

Dylann Roof: The killer of nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church grew up in painful circumstances. His parents divorced when he was small. His father divorced his first wife after a few years of marriage. And he reportedly was abusive of his second wife, Dylann’s step-mother.

According to the Associated Press, “Court documents and nearly two dozen interviews show Roof’s early childhood was troubled and confused as well, as he grew up in an unstable, broken home amid…

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Is the Bible an instruction manuel?

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    There is an old saying that is still going around today the  “Bible is Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”  There is another saying that is sometimes attached to this, and that is “When all else fails, read the instructions.” That last saying is said because people rarely read the instructions on anything.  Many would rather cuss up a storm while trying to put something together than read the instructions!  Yes, the Bible has instructions in it, which make the world an easier place to live in when followed, but it is so much more than that!

Is the Bible a love letter from God to us?  On one level you could say that it is, in fact, I have said that it is a love letter myself, but it is so much more than that. When you delve down deep, it is God’s Biography! There are many books that tell you not to steal, cheat, and give you other details that make your life easier, there are many love stories in the world, even some that talk about one person gives his life for another.  The Bible stands alone. I guess it is OK to use the illustrations on occasion, but keep in mind that it isn’t just any small thing, it is the Biography of God, and much more.

Taking things for Granted

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“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past       misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
-Charles Dickens

While striving for excellence is a thing that we all should do, don’t forget to balance it with a large dose of gratitude, for God, and all who helped you along the way.

Noah Webster and the Bible

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Noah Webster (author of the famous dictionary): “All of the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from them despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Myers, Jeff. Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Apologetics (Understanding the Times) (Kindle Locations 791-793). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

How the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation falsified atheism

WINTERY KNIGHT

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Prior to certain scientific discoveries, most people thought that the universe had always been here, and no need to ask who or what may have caused it. But today, that’s all changed. Today, the standard model of the origin of the universe is that all the matter and energy in the universe came into being in an event scientists call “The Big Bang”. At the creation event, space and time themselves began to exist, and there is no material reality that preceded them.

So a couple of quotes to show that.

An initial cosmological singularity… forms a past temporal extremity to the universe. We cannot continue physical reasoning, or even the concept of spacetime, through such an extremity… On this view the big bang represents the creation event; the creation not only of all the matter and energy in the universe, but also of…

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