Yes, we are hypocrites in many ways. Like others have stated, many of us grew up watching slasher and horror films and yet, we'd never commit that
violence. We went in droves to see Star Wars and watched Anakin slay a classroom full of school kids. The voices which raised an alarm over that were
drowned out with excuses "lighten up, it's just a movie". Just like the trilogy Hunger Games and it's subject matter. See, we want it and so we
term these films "entertainment". We relabel the images of evil and depravity because we enjoy watching the violence on some level. I cannot find
the source at the moment, but I recently read an article which described a cinema in the early part of the 1900s which had showed some real images of
a war in which men were being shot. What happened? The entire cinema full of adult men and women started screaming, crying and vomiting at seeing the
images. This is the NORMAL response to seeing bloodshed, as nearly every parent can tell you when their young child accidentally walks in on an adult
show featuring bloodshed that their parents may be watching. But soon that child starts to accumulate these images of violence in their brain and
heart, and it slowly but surely desensitises and hardens them to it. Why are we allowing this to our happen to our children?
This latest incident of a classroom of children gunned down highlights our hypocrisy. I've thought since then of the 4,000 babies brutally cut up
through infanticide on that same day, and yet a majority in our nation don't bat an eye. What if somebody took eight primary schools and scattered
them with those 4,000 babies' body parts and blood, then called the police and media? What if the 1,000,000 slaughtered this year were placed in
2,000 primary schools? What if those images were plastered all over our tv and newspapers? Would there be a national outcry too? Why is it that the
MSM wouldn't cover it?
Because we are hypocrites. If it's something that we define as a "good thing" we desensitise ourselves to it through hardening the heart and mind.
We redefine murder as abortion and violence in film as "entertainment". Unbeknownst to many of us, it is a product of indoctrination. The Romans
didn't start out enjoying watching Christians and it's war prisoners being fed to the lions in arenas, but something twisted their hearts and minds
to not only allow it but to cheer as they watched it. And they didn't have speaking images flooding into their brains 24/7 like we do today, the
power of which is huge. I am in agreement with most that it's not a gun that kills, but the person holding it. But when the population has enough
young adults with hardened hearts, it cannot produce anything but a society that becomes hardened. Instead of tackling what CAUSED the hardening
hearts, that society will look to removing the weapon instead of what produced the love of violence in the first place. We WANT to watch those violent
images so we label it as entertainment. We WANT the right to have all the sex we can so we redefine baby murder as abortion. The speaking images of
media indoctrinate the masses into this hypocrisy, the "teachers and leaders" of today who sway the crowds as they did in Jesus' days on Earth.
No good can ever come from evil. No matter how much WE redefine it as good, it will always produce the consequences of evil - misery and death. Films
and tv show violence to desensitise us to it, and as we are desensitised to it, greater and greater degrees of it are tolerated. And if it
desensitises us to it, it certainly has it's impact on us as the hearts of humanity become calloused. Those Romans gleefully clapping to real life
humans being ripped apart by lions were not produced over night but steadily through teachings. Today, those same teachings are mass produced and
beamed into our living rooms and cinemas transforming innocent violence rejecting little ones into violence tolerating adults. You are what you
"eat". You may never pick up a gun like this killer in Conneticut, but most will fight to ban/not ban guns instead of examining the simple truth
that violence is begetting violence and begetting hardened hearts that will ultimately sit in an amphitheatre watching real life humans being fed to
lions. Just wait until this latest generation becomes adults. They already largely resent the elderly for having retirement incomes, they already are
viewing the elderly and disabled as burdens on society and already blame humanity for heartlessly destroying the environment. Just wait until those
deemed "responsible" are publically identified as the "culprits" by the very same media which has indoctrinated them to believe these things in
the first place.
He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be