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Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Little Rant About Dawson...

...I'm sitting here, catching up on the news from Dawson College in Montreal. It's amazing how everyone is jumping on the "increase gun control!" bandwagon! Somehow, all the experts think that the problem is with law abiding individuals. Since when does gun registration stop criminals from getting guns? I mean, criminals don't obey the law in the first place! Sheesh! Good job CTV. Making guns completely illegal for law abiding citizens will most likely stop wait. Criminals already have guns, or get them illegally in the first place. Man alive.

Beyond the silly gun control talk, the media (that I've watched, at least) sounds just like it did at Columbine; all trying to figure out why he shot up a school. Everything has been said: Kimveer Gill was a goth, he was depressed, he played video games, he listened to heavy metal, etc. It was the TV's fault. It was music's fault. It's the fault of the people who saw the pictures of him with a gun on his blog and didn't tell the police. It's the fault of his struggles with depression.

Come on! Maybe it was Kimveer Gill's fault for staring people down the barrel of a gun and pulling the trigger? Maybe he was a wicked person who did wicked things because he was a wicked person? Why is that so hard for people to even suggest? Well, I know why. I guess that question was rhetorical. The minute one uses "moral language" in regards to an action, that insinuates a concrete moral standard from which the action fell short...and we cannot have that. That sounds like having some form of absolute!?! NEVER! Oh what a tangled web we weave...Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian


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