Today’s letter-to-the-editor (it’s a column, actually) appears at the website Canada Free Press, located in Toronto. The title is Freed from God’s morality: The main reason we have mass shootings today, and they have a comments section.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we have an exception. It’s Charles Wills, one of their regular contributors. At the end of his column we’re told:
Charles Wills is a retired Engineer. Since retirement, he has devoted much of his free time to reading and researching world and biblical history. He enjoys reading and collecting old books, especially textbooks published before the turn of the 20th century, as well as writing about the wealth of information hidden in them.
We wrote about one of Charlie’s columns before — see #666: Barnum and Bailey. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his new column, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
All the media outrage over the mass shootings is nothing more than an act. [Huh?] For Congress and the media, the shootings are just an excuse to pass more restrictive gun laws. If the people pushing the gun laws really cared about others, they would be outraged over the mass murder of helpless infants. They are not outraged by the mass murder of infants because there’s nothing to be gained by feigning outrage over it.
Observe that in the context of abortions, Charlie uses the word “infant” to describe what in many — perhaps most — cases, may be a few-week-old fetus. But abortion isn’t one of your Curmudgeon’s big issues, so we’re not going to play with it here — except to notice that Charlie equates it with the mass shooting of shoppers at a mall. It’s all the same to him. He says:
Moreover, it’s not the murder of innocents that upsets the media and politicians. They don’t care about the heartless murders carried out by abortionists everyday; they only care about taking our rights. In fact, the only way gun grabbers in Congress would express outrage over the murder of over a million infants is if they were shot with a gun. Heartless gun grabbers in Congress could then use the genocide as an excuse to attack the Second Amendment. Otherwise, it’s open season on infants.
Continuing his claim that the two activities are virtually identical, he tells us:
It’s okay with the media and Congress to cut up infants, vacuum them up, or snip their spines after they are born. They have no empathy for all the poor helpless infants being murdered every day, so how could they care about any of the victims of a mass shooter?
Then, finally, he takes a different approach:
In addition, back in the 1950s, 60s and 70s just about everybody owned a gun, and public shootings were unheard of. [Really?] Something happened that changed our culture, and I believe it has to do with the godlessness taught in public schools. Public schools destroy children’s faith by teaching evolution and banning the Holy Bible. As a result, far too many young people do not believe in God. In fact, far too many people can’t distinguish between right and wrong or good and evil. The line between good and evil has been blurred by Marxist academics.
Lets review what we were just told. Teaching evolution and keeping the bible out of public schools has destroyed morality — and it’s being done by Marxist academics. Okay, got it. Charlie continues:
Furthermore, morality is not a consideration for people who murder infants or carry out public shootings, and that’s because they are atheists. Sadly, many people today live irresponsible, hedonistic lives where pleasure comes before everything including morality. The truth of the matter is that godlessness caused the spread of hedonism, and hedonism caused the expansion of free sex, and that led to an explosion of unwanted pregnancies and mass abortions; the mass murder of helpless infants.
Wowie — now it’s godless hedonism that causes abortion and public shootings. Let’s read on:
In a nutshell, there’s nothing for non believers to look forward to except the pleasures of life. Since they don’t believe in God, they don’t believe there’s an afterlife, judgment or reward, so anything is game as long as it brings pleasure. Who do we have to thank for the atheistic, pleasure seeking mindset? We can thank government run schools for the mindset that believes there’s nothing wrong with murdering helpless infants or shooting innocent people for political purposes.
We’ll skip a bit — it’s all rather repetitive — and give you this from the end of Charlie’s column:
Finally, atheists, synonymous with godless communists, don’t want to believe in God because they don’t want to adhere to God’s laws or the morality that goes with it. That’s what evolution is about; freeing man from God’s morality. Why do we have mass shootings today? It’s because far too many people have been freed from God’s morality by the education system.
Okay, that’s enough. Charlie blames it all on the schools, and on evolution. He seems unaware that there have been mass killings throughout human history — long before the theory of evolution. Anyway, he has his opinions and you have yours — but you’re a hell-bound evolutionist, so your opinion doesn’t matter.
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