ISIS and Orlando

Is this new to people? Did this just happen for the first time, ever? Because I feel a little bewildered by everyone’s shock and outrage over the Orlando shootings. Did you not see this coming? Because I sure did.
When did life become sacred again? Because last I checked, no one in this country, or even this world really, holds it as sacred anymore. I’m talking collectively, by the way, not individually. As a society, we do not hold life as sacred. And this is why you see people taking it so lightly, and so violently.
You can’t pick and choose which life is sacred any more than you can pick and choose which parts of the Bible you believe in or decide to follow. This is what is happening to our country, our world, and even the church. We are our own gods. We make the rules, and decide which ones we ought to follow and which ones to ignore. And then we get upset when chaos rains down on our heads?
We care more about 50 gay people being shot to death in a crowded nightclub in Orlando on a Sunday morning than we do about 300,000+ innocent children being ripped out of their mother’s womb over the course of an entire year, being ripped apart limb from limb and dumped into a trash can. We care more about criminals being shot to death by police than we do about a police officer being shot to death by a criminal. We care more about those same gay people being murdered in the club that night, by an ISIS sympathizer, than we do about Christians being beheaded by ISIS itself in other countries. Why do we care now? Because it’s in our face. It’s on our doorstep. It’s in our backyard. And now, I’m afraid it may be too late to care.
When our society only cares about lives that matter to them being taken, and lives that are incovenient or far away don’t matter, like the unborn, and the elderly, and the disabled, etc… Welcome to the holocaust. Welcome to Nazi Germany. Welcome to Hitler’s reign. Welcome to history repeating itself. Because we never learn. If some life is not sacred, then no life is sacred. If the unborn and elderly and disabled don’t matter, then no one matters. Got that? Please just do yourselves a favor and shut the hell up. Because a public outcry at this point is just stupid and worthless and will accomplish absolutely nothing at all.
A thought occurred to me today. If it is true that babies are born with a sexual preference (which I don’t believe that is true, but for the sake of argument, I’ll go along with it), what if a gay gene was found, and unborn children could be acknowledged as being gay even before birth? Now, what if those same children were being aborted simply because they were gay? Wouldn’t there be a public outcry against abortion by the gay community? I would definitely think so! So why is there not such value placed on ALL life? Gay or not? This is my problem with the current episode of “Who’s gonna die next, America?” Seriously, wake up and smell the EVIL people! We live in a culture and a society saturated by it. And then we have the nerve to be outraged when a particular evil takes place that we don’t like? Well, I’m so sorry, but… you can’t pick and choose. This ain’t an all you can eat buffet. This is life, and like it or not, there are rules. And when those rules get bent, or broken, or trampled all over, there are going to be consequences. And here they are.
Now, the question is, what are we going to do about it?
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About Shannon

My life is summed up in two words: Saving Grace. God saw fit to bless me with a little girl who, for all intents and purposes, turned out to be my saving grace. She is the best part of my life, and the best part of me. I am a single working mother (I know, that phrase is redundant :) so I don't have a lot of time for extracurricular activities, but I like to write, and so I thought I'd start another blog (I've had many in the past) so that I could have an outlet for myself, during my down time ...whenever that can be snatched. It's few and far between these days.... but we'll see where this takes me.
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