Day of prayer needed
December 18, 2012 12:06 AM | 1021 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

As I watch the unrelenting coverage of the massacre of children at Sandy Hook School, the single question that keeps rising is: “Why”! The answer is simple. I’m sure we have all heard the oft-repeated phrase: “It takes a village to raise a child”. I would suggest that the “village” should be the entire civilized world, because the majority of that world is being overwhelmed by greed and unrelenting evil.

Take a moment to look at the movies that “modern” parents allow their children to watch on TV. Movies like Terminator I, II & III. Then ask yourself: Why does our society even allow such movies to be shown on our airwaves at all.

Take a look at the video games that parents buy for their children to “enjoy”. Only the most violent of those games survive and those that do make millionaires out of their inventors. Then ask yourself: Why does our society allow such games to even be produced?

Take a look at athletic games that parents allow and even urge their children to play in our schools, under “direction,“ as they grow, often to the detriment of their health and the educational subjects they are there to learn. Games where hurting others is the rule and winning is the only acceptable option.

These children don’t become evil-doers overnight when they reach adulthood. They are spoon-fed violence and hatred from the day they were born and many come to believe that violence and hatred is a natural evolution of their lives.

As I see it, those who have governed our country in recent years have been hell-bent on driving God, and any expressions or displays of godliness out of the lives of the people they govern. Yet, whenever an atrocity occurs, such as the one at the Sandy Hook School, the first thing they do is hurry to their respective churches to pray. Do those people pray with their children every day at home? And why don’t those who govern our nation declare a national day of prayer to ask our nation’s people to set aside an entire day to get down on their knees, with their children, to beg God, and His Son Jesus the Christ, who came down to earth to save us from our evil ways, to show us the way to redirect our culture away from of unrelenting violence and ever expanding evil and return it to a culture of Godliness, respect and love of our neighbor.

Jim Stoll

Kennesaw
Comments
(3)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
Too funny
|
December 19, 2012
Wait - you were building a decent case until all of a sudden you brought the Hebrew war god Yahweh in to the equation. This god's either direct or "directed" murder rate of men, women, and yes children in the Bible would make even the most hardened serial killer blush. By all means, read the Bible and prove me wrong.
veryconcerned2
|
December 18, 2012
Do you know that there are school officials right here in Cobb County that know of violent behaviors of certain children... and will ignore it... "wait for it"... BECAUSE IT Happened Off Of School Property. We informed our school of such a situation and we were told "it doesn't matter. we do not care". And get this, the School is still taking the Chaperon of the problem child AND the problem child on an out of town field trip because they are saying "It Happened off of School Property so it does not matter".

My question is, What are they going to say when something happens on this field trip? They have been forewarned and are ignoring facts. They will probably try to say... We did not know. But we all will know better. The trip is in 6 weeks, so keep reading.
FredBu
|
December 18, 2012
Violent video games... OH MY... You have my attention now. I keep asking why Parents Allow their UNDERAGE Child to play such games. You know the answer I receive... "They will get to it sooner or later". So I ask, Is it okay for a child in 3rd or 4th grade to play a game RATED M (Age 17 )? REALLY? Those parents are nuts, and I have told them so and again I get the response "what am I to do? All their friends play it.". My answer is be a parent and stop this unnecessary madness.
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides