In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth
In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.
Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
- There’s something honest about a gun.
- Maybe, if we stopped being so dishonest with our words, guns would lose their appeal.
- If you go to church for the music — or some other form of entertainment — why not stop being dishonest and go where you really want to go? The presence of your body at the service is a quiet testimony to whatever doctrine is espoused. Is it what you actually believe?
- Is your church, mosque, temple, tabernacle, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society? Is it an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.
Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.
I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 6, 2017) is day 0051. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.