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Your Opinion: Mass shooters likely aren't Christians

October 5, 2019 at 5:05 a.m. | Updated October 7, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.

Don Fleener

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

We are having a debate about mass shootings. The Democratic Party and the news media are saying that the common denominator of the mass killing is the guns that are involved. They are overlooking another common denominator that is, are these Christians or people that believe in Christian doctrine? After having a discussion with an atheist friend I think they are not. Christian doctrine says do not kill and that there is an accountability after death of heaven or hell. The atheist believes after death there is nothing.

My belief is that if a person is having a troubled life and just want nothingness they can go out in a burst of glory to nothingness without an accountability after death. What is the reason not to commit a mass killing if you believe in nothingness?

Christians believe in the sanctity of life. When life has no values with abortion and euthanasia why should we be concerned with mass killings? We are just eliminating the people in the middle with the mass shootings.

When we have taken Christian beliefs out of the public discourse and replaced it with just the law we are doomed to see events like this. A passage in the Bible states that laws are made for the lawless. The Ten Commandments are good rules to live by but we have taken them out of the public domain.

Christians believe in the sanctity of life. When life has no values with abortion and euthanasia why should we be concerned with mass killings? We are just eliminating the people in the middle with the mass shootings.

The Democratic Party and much of the news media wish to divert the attention away from Christian ethics and divert them to possession of firearms instead of evil hearts. Creating more laws on ownership of firearms to try and stop mass killings is a fool's errand; we already have a law against killing. Has that stopped mass killings?

Allowing Christian ethic back into the schools and colleges may help to change the evil hearts.

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