The short version is that we didn’t have mass shootings until 1966, or one generation after the Scope’s monkey trial allowed the teaching of evolution, and the corresponding decline in Christian ideologies as the foundational underpinning of the US moral life.
The further removed from teaching a universal morality to our school students and subsequently upheld in our secular institutions, the faster the decline we have experienced.
The murderer at last Sunday’s church shooting was atheist and evil. I’m not suggesting all atheists are evil, just him. But he did proclaim atheism, which at it’s root is centered around man as the highest power.
Secondly, and I have not heard this mentioned by a main stream news source, is that Antifa had called for a revolutionary uprising last weekend in order to overthrow the government. They proudly proclaim being anti-government and anti-religion. While to the best of my knowledge there hasn’t been a connection between their call for murder of their opponents and the church shooting, he did strongly profess their ideas.
And so, this mass shooting like all mass shootings is not about the guns, but evil in the hearts of the perpetrator.
Your comments are welcome.