On Stopping Gun Violence

A secular (godless) society indirectly promotes those on the fringe to response as though they will never be judged by God.  Before the secular-left object, they should listen to their own authorities regarding secularization’s effect on society.

“There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion.  Moreover, we shall find it no easy task to mold a natural ethic strong enough to maintain moral restraint and social order without the support of supernatural consolations, hopes, and fears.” Will and Ariel Durant both received the 1976 Humanist Pioneer Award for their work, The Story of Civilization.

“Morality [is] the great antidote against practical and theoretical nihilism.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“We know of no society anywhere that has managed to build a culture devoid of religion.  No society has yet been successful in teaching morality without religion… for morality cannot be created.” Guenter Lewy, Secular Humanist Social Scientist

An excellent reference is sociologist James Davison Hunter‘s book, The Death of Character. “We want character but without unyielding conviction; we want virtue but without particular moral justifications that invariably offend; we want good without having to name evil; we want decency without the authority to insist upon it; we want moral community without any limitations to personal freedom.  In short, we want what we cannot possibly have on the terms that we want it.”

We carry this same carnal secular baggage into public school policies. Why? It’s time we return to our founding principles and fight hard for school choice so children may have real reasons for civil responsibility.  Evidence that points to a loving God that will also be our Judge is the foundation needed for morality. (Our churches have also failed at times to give us this evidence for God and of God’s judgment.) This kind of morality has always been a life preserving deterrent around all who hold such values from the very simple to the most sophisticated.

This nation’s Founding Fathers knew this principle well. “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” Northwest Ordinance, Article III

All gunmen were impressionable children once.