Letter - Destructively driven to action“Greater love has no man than the man who lays down his life for his friend.” These words aptly describe the heroic actions of individual people during the horrific shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
To the editor:
“Greater love has no man than the man who lays down his life for his friend.” These words aptly describe the heroic actions of individual people during the horrific shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
Whether the violent nature of today’s culture (violent TV programs, videos and movies) contributed to this horrific act upon innocent people, there can be little doubt. A casual look at the TV polls and how many of these programs are popular with the general public, reinforces this idea.
Are guns being relatively easy to obtain to blame? Even without semi-automatic firearms – lever-action rifles, revolvers, and pump-action shotguns are all capable of generating mayhem.
Roughly, 5,000 people are murdered in some manner every year. Perhaps it does not matter so much what instruments were used to commit murder (firearms, knives, poison, strangulation, etc.), as much as the fact that these lives, so full of hope and potential, were snuffed out, never to experience the joy of life.
Indeed, every evil event that occurs can be explained by human beings being destructively driven to action by forces of nature. Say, for example, for attention, dominance, leadership, etc.
In past, ancient civilizations, such actions were necessary for advancing the species and society. Today, outside the system of nature, such actions destroy society.
The anti-civilization is filled with hatred. The coming super-civilization is also called the civilization of the universe. Poverty, crime and war are inconceivable events in the “C of U” and we will eventually join our cosmic cousins and live the sort of life we were meant to live.