Everyone wants to know why 24-year-old James Holmes, the killer in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, randomly shot over 70 people, killing 12 innocent moviegoers. Why did he do it? What was his motive? What drove him to massacre so many people he didn’t know, including children? The answer will never be provided by the psychologists, or the media, or the government. Most of them are too unwilling to figure out why these massacres are taking place. And even if they knew the answer, they would not want the public to know it.
But since I am old enough to remember a time in America when such massacres were unheard of, I suspect that I know why our society is creating young sociopaths with the urge to kill. It has something to do with our atheist education system and the nihilist morals they now teach. Forget the Ten Commandments; they represent the morals taught in the Bible, which the humanist-atheist educators have banned. The liberals have worked overtime to get God out of the schools. Indeed, the liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) believes that the government should neither prefer religion over non-religion, nor favor particular faiths over others. The ACLU is opposed to prayer in schools. In other words it wants atheist government schools.
And the Supreme Court concurs with the ACLU and has prevented creation science from being taught in the government schools because it implies the existence of a supernatural being known as God. But when God is taken out of the schools, Satan, the father of lies, takes over. He enters through those atheist or nihilist teachers who have the power to influence their students in ways that turn them against God and life, and lead them to a love of death.
R. L. Dabney, a Southern Presbyterian minister, wrote in the mid 1800s:
The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth. It is the one business for which the earth exists. To it all politics, all war, all literature, all money-making ought to be subordinated; and every parent especially ought to feel, every hour of the day, that, next to making his own calling and election sure, this is the end for which he is kept alive by God — this is his task on earth.
Dabney was a great Christian theologian, pastor, and Confederate Army chaplain. He was also chief of staff and biographer for General Stonewall Jackson, and he was a cofounder of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. While the above statement on education may seem extreme today, it is an indication of how far we’ve allowed education to fall from its original biblical purpose.
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