Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Richard. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
From April 20, 1999, the date of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, through Feb. 14, 2018, there have been reported shootings in 110 U.S. high schools or middle schools. Not all were mass shootings; most were single injuries or fatalities, and some were in the vicinity of the school. Of those 110, 107 involved government schools. Only three happened in private schools.
That’s a curious fact — if true. But in the US, around 4 million students go to private schools (some of which are non-sectarian), while 50 million go to government schools. The percentages don’t seem too far out of line. What does Richard make of it? He says:
What is in the government schools? Atheism. What is not in the government schools? God.
That’s amazing! But wait — there’s more. Richard tells us:
What do the government schools teach? Evolution. What do the government schools not teach? Creation by God. What else do the government schools teach? Survival of the fittest. What else do the government schools not teach? The sanctity of life. What else do the government schools teach? Diversity. What else do the government schools not teach? We are all God’s children.
Wowie — government schools teach atheism, evolution, survival of the fittest, and diversity. And that’s where most of the shootings are. Richard continues:
The whole nation is rightly shocked and appalled by the killing of 17 innocent people with the best years of their lives ahead of them. But why are we shocked? Because we know it is wrong. But why is it wrong?
Great question — why is it wrong? Richard gives us the answer:
It’s wrong because the consensus of the people in the United States says it is wrong.
Oh. Okay. What’s the problem with that? Richard explains:
Yet the consensus of those same people says it is OK to kill up to 1,000 innocent young people a day by abortion with the best years of their lives ahead of them.
How insightful! There’s much to think about here. He suggests
Maybe it is time for the consensus to not worry so much about taking guns out of the hands of shooters but finding a way to put God’s love and respect for human life back in their hearts.
Yes — that’s the answer! And now we come to the end:
Our young people spend the majority of the time during their formative years in our schools. Why not do them a favor? Teach them the true basis for why it is wrong to kill.
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! The solution to the problem of school shootings is to turn all government schools into bible schools. Why didn’t anyone think of that before?
By the way, we’d like to see Richard’s analysis of why so many people were killed as a result of the Salem witch trials. Were those folks also teaching evolution and atheism?
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