The Times West Virginian


December 23, 2012

Society would be wise to put God first

FAIRMONT — This week I am greatly saddened and frustrated by the deadly killings in a small school in a small Connecticut town.

I’m not getting into all the angles of this sad story — I will touch base on a couple things.

It’s sad how when something in the United States goes wrong, we to have no measure for accountability; it just starts the blame game between the politicians and whoever is stuck in the crossfire of the latest topic.

Do we the, everyday Joe, need AR 15 rifles and 30-round clips?

I really don’t, but do I have the right to tell my neighbor they can’t own a gun because a mentally ill man killed children?

I’m trying hard not to be insensitive or disrespectful to anyone here; however, my point is God created this world.

God created a book of teachings and rules called the Bible for us. Mankind is to follow and obey.

Then at some point along the way, mankind developed rules and laws for citizens that are unruly to follow, and be punished if we break them.

The problem with this and must of these mass killings is that we are dealing with people who are not mentally stable — so laws are worthless against these people. These unstable people don’t understand the difference between right from wrong.

God created this world out of love. With love, we re-pay him by having Him kicked out of our schools, our country and our culture.

Proof and point after all the sadness of the killings last week ... our young adults in many schools across this country used these deadly killings for a way to get out of school by making threats at the schools.

Those actions to me sums up where this country is headed, because without God in our lives and schools, nothing good is a coming, folks.

Just look around you. Do you think our society is getting friendlier?

I’m not so sure about that.

My rabbit hunting buddy, Mark Hamilton, tossed me a line updating me on rabbit hunting this year. Mark said, “Rabbits are in good numbers again just like last year.”

Mark and the dogs have been averaging 10 runs a hunt. His dogs — Molly and Chloe — are 8 and 9 now, and letting me know it’s been that long since I ran out of the briar patch from the rabbits. One day soon Mark will try it again.

I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas.

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