Columbine revisited

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  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Received this in email this morning, from one of my non-shooter friends at the bus barn.

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    >Columbine Update
    >
    >
    >Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm?
    >On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a
    >victim of the Columbine High School shootings in
    >Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House
    >Judiciary Committee's sub-committee. What he said to
    >our national leaders during this special session of
    >Congress was painfully truthful. They were not
    >prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received
    >well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every
    >teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every
    >psychologist, and every so-called expert! These
    >courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful,
    >penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt
    >that God sent this man as a voice crying in the
    >wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:
    >
    >
    >"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good
    >and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain
    >the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The
    >death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and
    >the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other
    >eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their
    >blood cries out for answers."
    >
    >
    >"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain
    >slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain
    >was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the
    >National Club Association. The true killer was Cain,
    >and the reason for the murder could only be found in
    >Cain's heart."
    >
    >
    >"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I
    >was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed
    >at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the
    >NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am
    >not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I
    >don't believe that they are responsible for my
    >daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they
    >need to be defended. If I believed they had anything
    >to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest
    >opponent."
    >
    >
    >"I am here today to declare that Columbine was not
    >just a tragedy-it was a spiritual event that should be
    >forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much
    >of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame
    >lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers
    >themselves. "I wrote a poem just four nights ago that
    >expresses my feelings best. This was written way
    >before I knew I would be speaking here today":
    >
    >
    >Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    >Your words are empty air.
    >You've stripped away our heritage,
    >You've outlawed simple prayer.
    >Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    >And precious children die.
    >You seek for answers everywhere,
    >And ask the question "Why?"
    >You regulate restrictive laws,
    >Through legislative creed.
    >And yet you fail to understand,
    >That God is what we need!
    >
    >
    >"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist
    >of body, soul, and spirit. When we refuse to
    >acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create
    >avoid that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush
    >in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present
    >within our educational systems for most of our
    >nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as
    >theological seminaries. This is a historical fact.
    >
    >
    > What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused
    >to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to
    >hatred and violence. And when something as terrible
    >as Columbine's tragedy occurs - politicians immediately
    >look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately
    >seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to
    >erode away our personal and private liberties. We do
    >not need more restrictive laws.
    >
    >
    >"Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal
    >detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who
    >spends months planning this type of massacre. The real
    >villain lies within our own hearts. Political
    >posturing and restrictive legislation are not the
    >answers. The young people of our nation hold the key.
    >
    >
    >There is a spiritual awakening taking place that will not be squelched!
    >People with basic needs are being ignored. We do need a change of heart
    >and a humble acknowledgment that this nation was
    >founded on the principle of simple trust in God!"
    >
    >
    >"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school
    >library and saw his two friends murdered before his
    >very eyes-He did not hesitate to pray in school. I
    >defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I
    >challenge every young person in America, and around
    >the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at
    >Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our
    >schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those
    >students be in vain. Dare to move into the new
    >millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation
    >that violates your God-given right to communicate with
    >Him. To those of you who would point your finger at
    >the NRA - I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to
    >examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
    >
    >
    >My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young
    >people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
    >Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this
    >man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you
    >can!!!
    >
  2. SouthernMoss

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    Thanks Pops. That's a message we all need to hear. I just hope that those who need to hear it most will come to their senses.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Unfortunately those who need to hear it most are the very ones that are closed minded and would not listen. Be that as it may, that message needs to be repeated and repeated and repeated.

    Thanls, Pops, for bringing it to our attention once again.
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