Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Random thoughts about current events: Foley, shootings

  1. First thought: wow. Who could have predicted that a homosexual would do something immoral, harmful, destructive, risky and foolish? Okay, I mean, besides anyone with half a moral brain?
  2. Shockingly, Foley was also pro-abortion. Wow; again, who could have charted that? That someone who was okay with abusing innocent children to death should be, well, okay with abusing innocent children somewhat short of death?
  3. Now, this may give you the impression that I'm suggesting that a person's moral framework may have an impact on, um, his moral framework.
  4. I'm okay with you thinking that.
  5. Next!

Shooting at Amish school

  1. First, what a horrible thing, terrible tragedy.
  2. Second, I thought what I always think of murder/suicides: if you're going to do it, do us all a favor and reverse the order. Seriously. The first thing I'd say to such a person is: get your sin-problem dealt with. Repent, believe in the Lord Jesus, and get saved from this road to Hell and destruction. If you don't, then do this: do the suicide first.
  3. I am surprised to read of Amish in public school, rather than being homeschooled. Shows how much I know about the Amish.
  4. How many of these school shootings wouldn't happen, or would be reduced, if more sane, responsible folks in the government indoctrination camps (aka public schools) were armed and trained?
  5. I hear Roman Catholic and Jewish commenters stymied at how this could happen. The cause of their puzzlement is their ignorance of, and/or lack of faith in, their own professed Bibles. Otherwise, they'd have read, believed, and thought about God's assessment that "the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5). Man isn't morally neutral, let alone morally good. Left to ourselves, in our natural state, we're dead in trespasses and sins... and getting deader (Ephesians 2:1ff.). Apart from monergistic, sovereign, saving grace.
  6. The further we race away from God's word, the worse it will get (Proverbs 29:18).
  7. UPDATE: I knew I forgot something. Our dear sister Libbie has some characteristically apposite and well-put thoughts on this.


Libbie said...

It's not really 'public' school. It's more like a community co-op, and only until about 14 from what I recall.

Surely you know that people not having guns would stop all this. *cough*

And the Congressman Foley thing - ew and double ew. But also, to all the conservative commentators attempting to find a way to spin this prettier - STOP. It's embarrassing. You're not immediately associated with the ick if you are a republican, but you sure are if you attempt to laugh it off or dismiss it.

And by 'you', I don't mean you, Dan.

Anonymous said...

Their schools are not "public" like ours are. They are run by the Amish and only go to 8th grade. We use Rod and Staff curriculum, which is published by the Amish.

Gordon Cloud said...

And now Foley is attempting to blame his problems on being abused by a clergyman when he himself was a child.

The Girl in Grey said...

A troubled childhood is no excuse.

I know

Carla said...

Re: #2 on the Amish tragedy...

Kevin always says the same thing.

In any event, I had plenty of thoughts about both of these topics as well, and no time to write any of them down.

For the families of the little girls, my heart goes out to them. Two of the victims were sisters, and the same ages of my Jordan and Rachel. I can't even begin to imagine such a violent loss.

Kristina said...

An interesting perspective on the Foley thing: