By now most of the story about the murder of 9 college students in Oregon has been told. And by now all of the predictable responses to the story have been made. The Associated Press reported that King Obama said that, "thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something." Precisely what those newly elected government officials are expected to do was not defined. Speaking about the massive number of gun control laws that exist in the Socialist Democracy of Amerika the King said, "I would ask the Amerikan people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws and to save lives and to let young people grow up." Now that is an interesting thing to say. The laws that already exist are on the books because some group of career politicians believed that passing those laws would "save lives and let young people grow up." Clearly those laws did not work. Are those career politicians being held responsible for their failed laws? No. On the contrary, faith in the god of government remains unshaken. Rather than abandon faith in an impotent deity the King calls upon the obedient citizens of this idolatrous land to demand more ineffective laws. The religious belief that the mere act of passing a law can stop a murder remains unchallenged.
I watched a 30 minute special on the murders on CNN last Saturday. I was putting in a couple of miles on the treadmill at my gym as I watched the show. I learned many things about the murders and the murderer. Among the most important facts about the incident, as determined by CNN, was the truth that the murderer owned 14 guns, all of which he purchased legally. The clear intimation was that more laws were required to keep anyone from legally owning 14 guns. I also learned that the murderer's father believes that the SDA needs more gun control laws. I also learned that the Congress of the SDA is considering some new gun control laws. Lastly, in one of the more bizarre examples of state worship, I learned that two of the students who were murdered were members of families that have government employed firefighters in them. I guess the connection to a government employed firefighter somehow justified their lives and cast them into hero status as murder victims.
My Denver Post has carried several detailed stories about the incident. Many people have been writing letters to the editor of the newspaper as well. One article listed each of the nine murder victims and then proceeded to tell a bit of their life stories. No mention was made about the religious convictions of any of the nine murder victims. None of the letters to the editor mentioned anything about the religious convictions of the nine murder victims. One extensive side story told me about one of the men who was shot who did not end up dead. He was a former Army infantryman and he was cast as a hero because of his former service to the SDA military.
No mention has been made of which, if any, government approved mind-altering drugs the murderer might have been taking at the time he pulled the trigger. As we know from past mass murder situations, the vast majority of those responsible for these events have been under the care of a government approved witch doctor who has been dispensing government approved mind-altering drugs to treat the patient's alleged mental illnesses. I look forward to discovering, in future months, which drugs this fellow was taking.
By far the most egregious oversight in all of the reporting, and the reason for this blog post today, is the fact that the murderer directly targeted Christians in his attack. According to this article: "A gunman singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in 'one second,' during a rampage at an Oregon college Thursday that left at least nine innocent people dead and several more wounded, survivors and authorities said. [He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are
you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian, stand
up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a
Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then
he shot and killed them, Stacy Boylen, whose daughter was wounded at
Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., told CNN. A Twitter user who said her grandmother was at the scene of the carnage, tweeted that
if victims said they were Christian, 'then they were shot in the head.
If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.' Gunman Chris Harper-Mercer’s disdain for religion was evident in an
online profile, in which he became a member of a 'doesn’t like organized
religion' group on an Internet dating site." This part of the story was told, briefly, in a Fox news article and in a local newspaper in Oregon. Other than that, it has been buried.
Let me ask you, what would the media be telling us if 9 Jews had been murdered in an Oregon classroom, after the shooter singled them out as Jews? What about 9 blacks? What about 9 Muslims? What about 9 Hindus? What about 9 Senior Amerikans (Indians....feather, not dot)? What about 9 people employed by the government? Do you believe it would be possible for CNN to do a 30 minute report on the shootings and not mention the religious bias of the shooter if he had targeted anyone other than Christians? I believe we all know the answer to these questions. If the shooter specifically singled out a particular class, shooting each of them in the head while making a derogatory remark about the religious beliefs of that class, while only shooting the others in the legs, that would be the lead story everywhere. That is precisely what happened in Oregon and it is as if nothing of that sort took place. The primary motivation for the murders has been completely ignored as each special interest group takes up its mantra about what needs to be done in the future, by government, to make sure this never happens again.
I can conclude only one thing. In the post-Christian, God of the Bible hating, Socialist Democracy of Amerika the lives of Christians do not matter. The question is, what are Christians going to do about this? Are we going to organize marches around the country and walk down city streets carrying signs announcing that Christian lives matter? No, we will not. Are we going to take to the streets in rioting and looting of electronics and liquor stores? No, we will not. Are we going to demand that career politicians create a special protective class for us and allocated taxpayer funds our way as reparations for our suffering? No, we will not. No, what we will do is what Christians have always done. We will suffer in silence. We will support each other. We will flee from the government and all of its alleged programs designed to "help" us that actually require us to sell our souls to the devil. And we will trust that our God, who is an avenging fire, will one day make all things right.