The Las Vegas Massacre and the Evil in Our Country

People on the left will never understand what true evil is. They are very vocal after events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas, but look at who they are targeting with their vitriol, even while the bodies of the murdered are still warm. Congress. Trump. The NRA. Anyone who owns a gun. Country music fans. There’s plenty of blame for them to spread around to everyone except the one and only person responsible for the shooting – the shooter. 

The left doesn’t understand evil because they don’t identify good and evil correctly. To the left, people are basically good and it is those who disagree with the left who are evil. Believing that people are basically good means the left sees themselves as having the authority to establish our morality. Morality stemming from religion and God is usually in conflict with the morality of the left and, therefore, those who base their morality on God or in religion are evil.

When a truly evil event such as the Las Vegas massacre happens, the immediate response from the left is to assign responsibility for it to everyone who disagrees with them on how to prevent such an event from happening again. Disagree with them on something like gun control and you’re automatically an evil person who is responsible for people being murdered.

But, the truth is, mass shootings cannot be prevented. Nobody can predict and stop an evil person from doing what is in their nature – killing people. It’s hard for some to comprehend that there are people walking among us who can be so evil as to murder dozens of people and injure hundreds more, simply because they want to. Evil is its own catalyst and those committing shockingly evil acts need no more reason to commit them than you or I need to choose which condiment we put on a sandwich.

Throughout the day today, one of the chief things I’ve been seeing in the news is that the Las Vegas shooter’s motive remains unknown. No, it doesn’t. His motive was to kill people and lots of them. As of this writing he has killed 58 and injured 527, having committed the worst mass shooting in our country’s history. For the time being.

There will be more. It’s only a matter of when.

The question to ask is not why these evil people commit such acts. The obvious answer is because they are evil. Evil people have no morality and no limits. The question to ask is why do these evil events seem to be happening more and more frequently in our country? 

We’ve invited evil into our country with open arms. As a nation we have put the official stamp of approval on abortion, killing sixty million in the last forty-four years. We’ve mainstreamed homosexual marriage and put the bigot label on anyone whose morality says it is sinful. We’ve destroyed business owners whose religious beliefs are in conflict with government policy. We’ve allowed all forms of debauchery to become normal, infecting the majority of motion picture and television entertainment. As a nation we have rejected God, ejecting Him from any mention in our government and our schools. Immorality in our country is at staggering levels.

We have embraced evil. Should we be surprised when evil lives up to its essence?

The fable of the scorpion and the frog is applicable to our nation’s pact with evil. A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so.

As long as our nation sinks deeper into a symbiotic relationship with evil there will be more tragedies like the Las Vegas massacre. If it sounds like I’m saying we’re getting what we deserve, I’m not. If we all got what we deserved we’d be banished to the depths of hell and eternal damnation. It’s only through the mercy of our Heavenly Father and the gift of his son, Jesus Christ, that we can escape the penalty we so richly deserve. 

Will our nation end its embrace of evil? I fear how much worse things will get if it does not.

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