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.”
- “Oppression is worse than killing.” (Qur’an)
- Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
- Does your faith perpetuate or passively abide oppression — then disavows the physical violence that erupts as a consequence?
- Is your church, mosque, or synagogue 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 12, 2017) is day 0057. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.