INNOCENCE COLLIDES WITH CATASTROPHE
AURORA, COLORADO MOVIE MASSACRE
July 20, 2012
By: Angela Michael
Another mass shooting at yet another crowded,
unsuspecting group of innocent people.
Yes, our nation has become a pattern of killing, hurting,
healing and asking WHY?
One of our nation’s worst murder sprees was the senseless
Columbine High School massacre in 1999. People are still asking WHY?
This latest shooting took place inside a crowded theater just
after midnight where the Batman “Dark Knight “trilogy was about to
be premiered. The graphic scene was described as a scene “I
never want to see again.” by witnesses. Bodies of
babies, children, and teens scattered throughout the theater in bloodied
seats, stairwells, and in their parent’s laps...motionless.
According to news reports, approximately 72 innocent people were
shot, 58 wounded, 12 have died, 9 more are critical at this posting. The
youngest victim was 4 months. The oldest, just 45 years old. One
has to ask, considering the random pattern and frequencies of such
rampages, what have we as a society done to ingrain such a total lack of
respect for life, any life? There is no police force big enough to
secure this nation from the violence within the soul of society that
lies in wait, like a ticking time bomb. Then, one day it just goes
I ask you, could there be a connection between the bloodshed we
have allowed to be shed in the womb and what we see in the streets, the
High School, and now the movie theater? Have we become so
calloused to premeditated murder, that a normal looking kid can just
pick up a rifle, a shotgun and walk into a dark crowded theater and begin
the carnage and calmly murder moviegoers? What makes this
alleged shooter think he can do that to another person let alone
persons? Could it be possible that when we removed God from every
form of our lives, we have allowed the devil in?
This kid was an honor student. He was smart. As I understand
it, he was a pre-med student who had recently dropped out. He was
a loner. Quiet. Most mass-murders are, they harbor ill-will
for a period of time, and then one day, they snap. That is not to
say all loners are killers. But as a society we are responsible
for those in it. But understand, we have been entrenched for over
39 years with bloodshed on demand. What then should society
expect? When you sow bloodshed in the womb, you will reap it in
This is what we are reaping. A Culture of Death. We
have become a savage nation when we allow the senseless murder of unborn
children. We shouldn’t be surprised when these mass-shootings
happen: in fact we need to be prepared for more. Hosea 4:2 says,
bloodshed”. What will it take for
us to connect the dots; murder in the womb and murder in the streets?
bullets versus curettes and suction hoses. There is no difference.
Both kill. The one and only cure for us now, is acknowledgement of
our sin and repentance.
Chronicles 7:14 “If my people , who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I
hear from heaven and will heal their land.”
Instead of asking WHY? We should be
asking WHEN? What kind of cold calculated person
walks into a movie theatre and shoots a 4 month old baby? The same
person who walks into an abortion clinic every day across our nation.
It’s just a different weapon.
God have mercy!