The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 23, 2012

Reaping what we sow


Daily Item

---- — Recently this once Christian nation founded under the precepts of a holy God, has had its very foundations rattled by this most recent slaughter of innocent children and adults.

I follow the news and listened to our scholarly, intellectual geniuses say how it will involve much time to unravel the complicated reasons for this unjustifiable, inhumane atrocity.

I am a senior citizen who took up residence in the USA in the early 1930s. I have been a lifetime simple carpenter and I can immediately give you the reason. This nation was founded on God and we adopted and followed his precepts for many years. The Ten Commandments were placed in a prominent location in most, if not all, of our public buildings. One of which is "Thou Shalt Not Kill." The old school teacher had a Bible on his desk and school was opened with Bible readings and the Pledge of Allegiance and "One Nation Under God."

Because of our close allegiance and fear of our God creator, this nation was protected and blessed as no other nation in history. Our demise began in the 1960s when the Ten Commandments, Bibles, mention of God, prayer, Christ in Christmas, etc., were removed and/or forbidden. The anti-God minority was given powers over the majority.

Our youth and many adults are unchurched and have little or no respect or fear of rejecting God and the eternal consequences. They have been bombarded with violence, killings, Harry Potter's witchcraft, homosexuality, illicit sex. We live in a nation where punishment for kicking a dog is more cruel and inhumane than the murder of an unborn infant in his mother's body. God help us. We will reap what we sow.

Hollywood has destroyed the generation of our youth with continued violence on television, movies and video games.

Whenever something like this happens, the blame is immediately placed on guns and the cry goes out for new enforced gun laws. Inanimate objects, guns, knives, ropes, tire irons, stones, cannot in themselves kill. There is a root cause for all things. For a comparison, our Amish brothers have no TV, movies, video games, filthy magazines, etc., and the end result is no desire to slaughter.

Thomas H. Ross, Watsontown