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    Dealing with Bullies

    Bullys are a problem not only in schools, but in the workplace and almost everywhere else. Parents bully their children, husbands bully wives, and wives their husbands. Parents bully their parents and grandparents sometimes bully their children and grandchildren. Bullying can have unforeseen consequences. The two boys who did the Columbine, Colorado, school shooting had been bullied and mistreated by their peers. Just last week, a girl who had been bullied when she was attending high school planned to return and kill 400 people. Also, a large percentage of juvenile suicides are attributed to the victim being bullied either in person or online. “Going postal” is a term that refers…

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    Making the World Work

    A man who was apprehended recently before he could commit a mass shooting made the statement that the world doesn’t work. In the context that he said that he was right, society doesn’t work. Politicians act on expediency rather than on what’s best for the country. Famous people who many others look up to cheat on getting their children into preferred universities and racial hatred abounds. The shooter in Texas was targeting Mexicans and he repeated President Trump’s discriminatory rhetoric. Bullying of others on the Internet and in-person is common, and it has caused numerous suicides. Women rally for the right to kill their own children by aborting them. Some…

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    Stopping Mass Violence, Part Two: Community and individual actions

    Last week’s blog dealt with what the government can do to help stop mass violence. From a religious perspective it can do little because of the prohibition of the First Amendment in the United States Constitution. However, the governments, local, state and federal can utilize the underlying principles found in the Christian approach to managing violence. Also, steps are being taken to identify potential mass shooters and bombers before they have a chance to act on their plans. The understanding of mass violence in the form of school and mall shootings and public bombings like in Boston is hindered by the fact that most shooters die in carrying out the…

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    Stopping Mass Violence Part Two: The Government

    This week’s blog is on what the government needs to do to stop mass violence. If you haven’t read the blog on Psalm 23 from two weeks ago, I recommend going back and reading that blog first. It lays the foundation for government action, not only in regards to mass violence, but in all aspects of governing. This blog is being written the morning after another mass shooting, this one in Odessa, Texas. Clearly, these incidents have to stop. But that won’t happen over night. It will take at least one generation to make the most impact on this violence. But there is a lot that can be done right…