Thursday, March 12, 2009


Tim Kretschmer, a 17-year old German teenager shot and killed 15 students, teachers and a bystander, wounded policemen and had many others wounded by jumping out from windows trying to avoid him. He was later killed by police in a shootout.

Michael McLendon, a 28-year old man from Alabama shot and killed 10 people in a rampage in his hometown. He killed his mother, grandmother, uncle, two cousins and five others including an 18-month-old girl. He even had a list of who he wanted to kill but everyone that he did kill was NOT on the list. McLendon had a lot of weapons.

When I heard of the two shootings, I was devastated by the violence. Where does these guys find the courage to kill people, as randomly as that, like those humans were rats?

First of all, the weapons. I sincerely believe we must never put guns in ordinary people's hands. We are living in a fallen world and no one can be trusted to hold weapons. All countries must ban guns in households and those who have guns illegally must be punished severely. In these difficult times, more of these will happen. Ban the weapons before more innocents get killed.

Secondly, the violence in the entertainment industries. Young people as young as 5 or 6 years are already watching violence movies, playing violent video games and witnessing violent adults fighting. Today we hear of teenagers killing people, hurting people in schools and being involved in many violent crimes. All these stem from a progressive exposure of violence in the entertainment industries. Hollywood makes money out of violent movies because of the demands for them.

Thirdly, parents! Can we control the minds of young people today? Absolutely difficult! Parents even buy violent video games for them to play and somehow too busy to watch their kids on the Internet. Read my words, children need guidance from their parents PERIOD

When the Second Coming of Jesus draws near, Jesus Himself said it would be like the days of Noah....I believe part of it is violence.

(Gen 6:11) Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.


Poh Wei said...

When I was young, I always asked my parent to buy me toy guns and those plastic swords that they sell in the pasar malam... hehe..


Yalah, last time also violent, especially chinese movies, sword fighting and all. But parents at home monitor loh...that makes the difference!