The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings…

Written by Scott

Topics: archives, Faith, Family, Politics

Sandy Hook Elementary

First and foremost, the shootings are an absolute and horrific tragedy, one that I can’t imagine being more grim.

The media is, of course, all over the story, trying to come up with a ‘why’ to serve as a panacea to the public. Whatever they come up with, though, will ring hollow.

By all accounts, this was an act of cowardice by a young man with some fairly extreme mental health and social issues. It’s easy to blame the mom, especially since she can no longer defend herself.  It’s even easy for the media to blame the older brother, who they mistakenly identified the shooter as initially.

The truth is this: there are some people in our society that are, in fact, broken in ways that we are unwilling or unable to confront. I was contacted by an online friend yesterday about her story…where she lives in dread every time something like this happens, because t could easily be her son. (Story here, in 3 parts…will open in new window).

The truth is also this…and most people don’t want to hear this…but this is the society we’ve created.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when we’ve decided that it’s not politically correct to make moral judgments.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when we’ve pushed Judeo-Christian morals out of schools and out of government.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when we’ve decided that ethics are situational rather than absolute standards that we should attempt to uphold.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when we’ve decided the motto to live by is “if it feels good, do it”.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when we, as a nation, have no moral compass, no frame of reference.

We’re now making a moral judgment about these actions when our politicians, rather than confronting the reality, use it to make political points that result in loss of freedom for those who didn’t do this.

And we’ll likely go right along with it, because it is easier.