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Originally posted by Minori
reply to post by VonDoomen
I'm sorry that you are blind to the truth. Let me guess, he was a tramatized mentally unstable kid, who had no mom or dad to love him, he could'nt deal with the world or the world he created for himself so he went off the deep end and killed 20 innocent kids. If that is not evil what do you call it. In time the "mythical" creature will expose himself, and all of those who do not believe in "fairy tales" will be sad that they did not. I will not leave because you told me to, I do not work that way. I will stand my ground as I always do, faith unwavering.
I see from your other threads you do not believe in God, there are to many people like you, effected or should I say infected with spiritual deprivation. I hope one day you learn the truth, the nice way, not the hard way.edit on 15-12-2012 by Minori because: felt like it
Originally posted by grandmakdw
There is a lot of speculation on what caused the shooter to explode like that. As a former professor of Psychology and of Human Development I have a hypothesis.
The shooter was autistic/aspergers. These people have extremely poor social skills and emotionally frequently operate at a very low (ie young child) level. Children can not tell the difference between reality and fantasy until around the ages of 6-8, about the time they catch on that Santa isn't real. My hypothesis is the shooter's emotional intelligence was below that threshold.
Many have said he spent most of his time playing video games. We know that if you immerse soldiers in realistic video games they will perform with less remorse and feeling on the battlefield, there is plenty of research to back that up.
So this man was emotionally crippled and most likely below the emotional level of understanding the difference between immersive fantasy and reality. Add to that video games which lower the threshold of understanding and feeling even lower and WHAM. You have a person who when the right "trigger" comes along acts out the fantasies he has been engaging in day after day, hour after hour, without really realizing the difference between fantasy and the reality of what he is doing. He just acts automatically as the games have trained him to do with no empathy or understanding that the children were people with feelings which he didn't have and so could not relate to.
His mother had the "fantasy" guns available, there was a trigger and he went to a place where he knew there would be a lot of targets and played his game to act out his triggered rage. That's my hypothesis.
Originally posted by thudpuddy
I think it was before WW II the military used to train recruits on round bulls-eye targets . Range scores were great , but when the new boots got to the front lines they did rather poorly . When they changed to simple human silhouette targets battlefield kills increased dramatically . That was all it took , getting people used to shooting at a simple human shape apparently made it a lot easier to kill a real human .
Originally posted by MidnightTide
Blah - tired of the video games, lack of religion, violent movies excuse. I grew up playing violent games, didn't go to church and watched violent movies - I would like to think I am a well rounded individual.
Thing is parents gave up raising their kids. Let the tv, internet, games raise them. Little or no interaction goes on with parents children....and as to mental issues, perhaps instead of just looking to drugs to correct things, perhaps society should look at WHY children these days are increasingly suffering from mental disorders.
(not to mention that many parents are raising little entitled brats these days, who can not take any criticism)
Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
you want to talk violence then you have to talk war and the killing our government does for real everyday, that and how to lie day in and day out. i say ban the federal government before more innocent people get hurt.