More evidence that Western Civilization is in decline: While we were in Florida recently, something that happened just about seven miles from where we live made national (and even international) news, where a man entered a Kirkwood, MO, city council meeting with a gun, killed five people, injured several others including the mayor, and then took his own life. Then, just a week later, more headlines said "Seven dead, including gunman at northern Illinois college campus." The gunman who killed five people (later reports corrected the initial headline) in a Northern Illinois University lecture hall before committing suicide was identified Friday as 27-year-old former student Steven Kazmierczak, according to Florida authorities and a university official familiar with the investigation. Investigators and school officials did not immediately know why the man fired on a geology class with a shotgun and two handguns before committing suicide. The shooter had been a graduate student in sociology at Northern Illinois as recently as spring 2007, but was not currently enrolled at the 25,000-student campus, University President John Peters said. DeKalb County Coroner Dennis J. Miller on Friday released the identities of the four victims who died in his county: Daniel Parmenter, 20, of Westchester; Catalina Garcia, 20, of Cicero; Ryanne Mace, 19, of Carpentersville; and Julianna Gehant, 32, of Meridan. Another victim died after being transfered to a hospital in another county, Miller said in a news release. The Northern Illinois shooting was the fourth at a U.S. school within a week, following attacks in Baton Rouge, LA; Memphis, TN; and Oxnard, CA. And don’t forget the Virginia Tech massacre last year. The gunman also wounded 15 people in the Illinois attack, which sent panicked students fleeing for the exits. Even the next day, the motive of the killer was still not known, officials said. I know that people have been killing other people since the time of Cain, but one must wonder why, in the history of our nation, is it now that we are seeing such so much more uncontrolled rage being taken out in mass murders. I do not claim to be an expert, but my observations over the past half-century lead me to the following conclusions. We have convinced an entire generation or two of young people through the teaching of evolution as a fact in public schools that they are merely animals who are simply a little higher on the evolutionary scale. We have cheapened human life with the legalization of abortion and the push for euthanasia. We have espoused a post-modern philosophy, built upon atheistic humanism, which argues that there is no God so that we are not accountable to anyone and everyone is free to do as he pleases with the resultant general attitude of "who cares?" Is it any wonder that these kinds of events are occurring? In fact, what is even more of a wonder is that such events are not occurring more regularly!
Free PDF opposing "latest and greatest" evolutionary arguments: John Maddocks, a homeschooling father and gospel preacher living in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, shared the following information on Feb. 19. "I received the message below from, Creation Ministries International, this morning." Here it is. "By sharing this email (with its link to Sarfati’s web booklet, below) with as many folk as you can, and asking them to do the same, this powerful information can arm and equip many believers. And we pray that many eyes will be opened to seeing the logical and scientific fallacies of the `goo to you’ philosophy. See our web response called Science, Creation and Evolutionism ( http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/5620/ ) that refutes the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) publication. A PDF booklet for you to forward is available here ( http://creationontheweb.com/images/pdfs/other/5620nas.pdf )." John added, "Again, the free PDF book by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, refuting the NAS is available at this link:
This is for your own personal study brethren, and should be studied carefully and prayerfully. I am in no way affiliated with Creation Ministries International, but I have benefited from their periodical and writings. Let us all pray for one another, and share the Good News with all!"