NOVEMBER 6, 2017 BY ARCH KENNEDY
The church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past weekend was yet another devastating blow to our country and morale. I am not going to talk about gun control as is the usual topic after mass shootings. I would rather talk about God or lack of God in our lives. I read an article today from The Daily Caller titled “Liberals Make Fun Of Prayer Following Texas Shooting”.
I have to say, the posts were horrible and I wasn’t even angry. I was sad. Here we had Christians getting together to celebrate our Creator and the left took to their computers and mocked them. This mockery came from a number of prominent media personalities, celebrities, and liberal pundits.
And no, I am not going to say how bad democrats are for saying the vile things they did on social media about Christians and prayer. What I would like to say is how sad it is that so many have abandoned God in their lives. This is a big reason, I believe, for mass shootings and violence that occur in our country and around the world. Yes, we have the mental illness aspect, but that mostly stems from the evil that is allowed to fester in a soul without God.
Why is it so “uncool” to be Christian today? The majority of NRA members, I would make a bet, are Christians. And yet, not one mass shooter in our nation’s history was an NRA member. I do, however, post of DAILY murder around the world in the name of islam. And yet, the followers are never mocked.
Again, I am not going to bash democrats but, I do believe they are less and less of the Christian persuasion today. That has not always been the case, but it is today. I think we all need to step back and examine our souls. If you believe in any god, would your god want you to murder your fellow human beings? I would think not.
I am no perfect person. Believe me. I can be in your face online just like the best of them. But, I do know what is right and wrong and God is the one who instills this in me. Every morning, I pray. And in my prayer, I ask God to help me make a difference. To be forceful and yet do it in the most Christ-like way possible. Sometimes I fail miserably, but I always have God in my heart and make amends when I do fail. God is forgiving.
This country needs to get some humanity. Hiding behind keyboards makes people bold and say things that I bet many would not say in person. This manifests into anger that can result in murder. But if we do some soul searching and ask God for guidance every day, maybe, just maybe, we might see less anger and fewer massacres like we did this past weekend in Texas.
Matt Fabian says
Liz and I are blessed by your willingness to express your beliefs. From your first job in television here in Macon we’ve been fans. Oh..how quickly the years pass.
How can any of us live a Christ centered life without defending our faith in the marketplace of ideas among our friends and neighbors.
Keep it up Arch!