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Sunday, July 22, 2012

James Holmes - Unfettered Evil

James Holmes - Who is he?  Why would he go to a theater and shoot a bunch of people?
These are questions that intrigue people.
Surely it seems he decided to fantasize himself as the Joker in Batman.  He apparently had a recording to sound like the Joker on his answering machine and tried to look the part for his attack.

How does someone get so caught up in planning and carrying out something that shows such a callousness toward life?
How is James Holmes so different than the rest of us?  Many people get caught up in fantasy, but what sends someone over the edge to finally act out their imagination?

Maybe the question should be what restrains the rest of us from doing horrendous things?  Well, many people do things that are against God and His commandments.  We think that they are minor offenses, because we compare them to what this man did and feel good about ourselves.  We may never have physically acted out murder, but have we hated or been angry at someone?  Did we ever dream of doing something mean or immoral? 

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.  1 John 3:15

Here is a blog post by John MacArthur that talks about the conscience....and mentions serial killers:
Soften Your Conscience
 I thought I'd share a couple of blog posts that I found to be worth reading about what happened in Colorado:
The Dark Night in Denver — Groping for Answers

Why the Batman shooting is not a senseless tragedy.

I also want to share again what I said in response to the Anders Behring Breivik incident a year ago.  Strange that this incident happened just short of the the anniversary of that murderous slaughter last year.
 My Analysis of Anders Behring Breivik

There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,

 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,

A false witness who utters lies,
And one who  spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 6:16-19

If you think that you are a good person, please check out the following link to see if you really are:
Are You A Good Person?

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