GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS: Response to violence flawed
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
While many may not agree with me, I'd like to point out a denial of Biblical truth which has permeated modern thinking and leads to flawed approaches to dealing with what psychologists and sociologists would call deviant or pathological behavior — deviant being contrary to socially-accepted norms, and pathological often being associated with mental deficiencies and mental illness. Modern thinking views man as basically good. And, where deviant or sociallyunacceptable behavior occurs, the cause is not in the individual persons but in the environment in which they live or were raised or in some sort of mental disease or illness. That is why, when an evil like the recent school shooting occurs, people immediately begin looking at mental illness and the accessibility to guns as the cause and think that a more healthful and weapon-free environment would prevent such acts of violence and mayhem. The Bible, on the other hand, teaches that all of mankind is fallen. It teaches that we are by birth selfcentered and inc
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Opinion, Pages 4 on 01/09/2013