|To the Editor: Pastor: Our problem is not guns, but godless culture|
|Written by John Randall, pastor|
|Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:37|
How tragically ironic that the same people who celebrate a mother's right to murder her own preborn baby become outraged when a stranger does the killing. After all, what is a 'mere' 20 murdered in a school compared to 3,200 murdered daily in abortion clinics?
I completely agree that no one needs a semi-automatic firearm, but that begs the question, "so what?" No one needs a vodka martini either, even though alcohol destroys more lives than guns do. No one needs a car that goes faster than the speed limit, yet people still buy fast automobiles and deliberately ignore posted speed limits.
If gun control is implemented, which model do you intend to use, Prohibition or the War on Drugs? In both cases, the supposed cure made things worse, not better.
Whenever government gets involved in do-gooding, it not only fails, but actually exacerbates the problem, driving us further into debt and dividing people into warring factions. Welfare programs have made more poor people, not fewer.
Gun laws create more criminals while doing nothing to stop the violence of a dystopic culture.
Our problem is not guns or video games, but a corrupt, immoral, godless culture that exalts the flesh over the spirit.
Until and unless that changes, things will only become worse, regardless of any new laws that are passed.
John Randall, pastor
Sugar Ridge Community Church
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