Thursday, October 29, 2009

Help me Understand!

I need someone to help me understand. How can upwards of 20 people stand and watch a 15 year old girl be gang raped for almost 2 1/2 hours? Not only did the group watch, no one reported all! She was found dumped under a park bench! What could possibly be going through your mind while you are standing with a group of others watching a child be physically and emotionally destroyed? One of the young men that played a part in the rape was charged with using an "object" in the commission of the crime.

"Phil Harris, a criminal justice professor at Temple University, who has studied juveniles and group situations for nearly three decades, offered a hypothesis on why as many as 20 witnesses failed to notify police. He said the witnesses could have been angry themselves -- or had a problem with the victim."

So as many as 20 people watched this child be violated in the most horrific way because, "the witnesses could have been angry themselves -- or had a problem with the victim?"

Mr. Harris... BULL CRAP

Parents no longer instruct, educate, or monitor their children. Latchkey children who are frequently left alone by working parents do not have proper supervision or assistance to guide them in appropriate behaviors. Morality is often learned by friends rather than family, on the fly while being left to their own devices during the day, while mom and dad are at work. Our children are being raised by MTV, JackAss, Hollywood, the Internet and the Media. Officials that "we" elect take every opportunity to remove Jesus from society and the lives of our children.

In 1963, prayer was removed from schools in yet another attempt to rid America of any reference to God. President Ronald Reagan recognized the danger of this act when he said:

“Our Pledge of Allegiance states that we are ‘one nation under God,’ and our currency bears the motto, ‘In God We Trust.’ The morality and values such faith implies are deeply embedded in our national character. Our country embraces those principles by design, and we abandon them at our peril. Yet in recent years . . . Americans . . . for the sake of religious tolerance . . have forbidden religious practice in the classrooms. The law of this land has effectively removed prayer from our classrooms. How can we hope to retain our freedom through the generations if we fail to teach our young that our liberty springs from an abiding faith in our Creator?”

We are told by our "elected" officials that we have to tolerate everything! The Political Correctness Movement restricts our freedom of speech. Toleration lead to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973. (NO, im not saying I believe homosexuality is a mental disorder)Now it is promoted in public education. Sex before marriage became acceptable through implementing standards of "Common Law Marriage" and the convenience of abortion. Television and theaters teach our youth that premarital sex, alternative lifestyles, marital infidelity, and divorce are all to be accepted as normal. The violence from Hollywood has so inundated the minds of our youth and society, that the most horrific sights and crimes do not phase us. Hollywood floods our homes with garbage sitcoms and movies. Modern entertainment is so saturated with sex, violence and anarchy that normal relationships, respect for law and order and the value of human life are disappearing—especially in the young. The internet bombards our society with pornographic images. The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink. Every second - 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines.

I started this blog with the question: How can upwards of 20 people stand and watch a 15 year old girl be gang raped for almost 2 1/2 hours? I believe I have answered my own question.
We have allowed our Savior to be removed from every aspect of our society as not to offend. Am I by myself with this thinking? WHAT'S YOUR TAKE?

1 comment:

  1. Pastor Travis you are right on point. The reason thos people stood by and watched was a little thing I like to call a "seared conscience". In 1 Timothey 4:1-2 it says, "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter days some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron."