We Killed God, Family, and Community – and now its Killing us
When we talk about gun violence, just about no one talks about these root causes. It is not as if we haven't had large numbers of powerful semi-automatic weapons in this country for many decades. In fact, when I was in high school, my classmates regularly kept rifles in their truck gun racks in the school parking lot.
With the destruction of the family, the
church, and the community, the reasons people have traditionally had for their
very existence are in danger of receding into the past. And the outcome is
predictable: isolation, depression, anxiety, despondency, drug abuse, and