CONFRONTING THE BEAST... - by Cope Reynolds

There are several points to ponder brought about by senseless and tragic mass

shootings, particularly school shootings. They are all similar in many ways but since

the AR-15 and other “assault-style” rifles are currently being attacked so fervently,

let’s step back a few years and look at one that happened in Connecticut that

involved one of those rifles.


The first and most obvious point to be considered in this particular shooting was the

loss of 26 lives, particularly the 20 innocent, helpless children that depended on

responsible adults every day to keep them safe. My family and I prayed for them

and their families for days afterwards. How terribly heartbreaking it must have been

to go into the holiday season having lost loved ones so recently.


The second point is emotion, anger and fear. Everyone talks about how evil and

terrible the kid is that did the shooting but I haven't heard any talk of prayer for

him. Sane, normal people do not shoot innocent school children. The young man

obviously had something terribly wrong going on in his head to perpetrate such a

vile deed. None of us can possibly know what he must have been feeling to make

him do the things that he did. He had his whole life ahead of him too, just like the

school kids. There were those that grieved for him and missed him that Christmas

as well.


Would I have killed him had I been there? Absolutely. Without a moment's

hesitation. That doesn't mean that I have to hate him to do it. It simply means that

I cannot allow the killing of innocents. The moment that this young man's mind

snapped, the moment that Satan took control of his actions, he became the Beast.

He became the evil that some pretend doesn't exist and should have been stopped

by someone that knows it does. Unfortunately, there was no one present that had

the willingness to confront the Beast and he murdered until he felt the need to kill

himself and bring the event to a close.


Which brings us to the third point....


People need to try to come to grips with the fact that we live in an increasingly

violent world. Not by our choice but by God's. I believe that it is simply a part of the

Greater Plan.


Violence thrives on fear and weakness. Violence MUST be met with violence if we

are to survive! As distasteful as this may seem to some, it is a cold, hard fact of the

society that we live in today. Therefore, we MUST be armed, prepared and willing at

all times to confront the Beast when he knocks on our door. By this, I mean that all

good and decent people MUST be armed at all times! ALL TIMES! We do not have

the luxury of being able to choose the time when an attack will befall us or our

loved ones. It is imperative that we not only train and carry a weapon with us

every waking moment of our adult lives, we must also work on developing the

mindset that will allow us to perform an act that goes against everything what all

good and decent people have been taught from childhood -- we must face the

reality of being forced to injure or kill another human being. We need to understand

that it is justifiable, both by man's law and by God's law, to perform this act in

defense of ourselves or others.


Sadly, the Beast will not die when his vehicle expires. No, the Beast will find another

carrier to continue his evil work. That is why we MUST be armed and prepared to

meet the Beast at all times. The other choice is to submit to him. These are our two

choices. We will consciously make one or unconsciously make the other. We

absolutely must, MUST be prepared to meet the Beast while we are eating dinner,

at the movies, at work, even while we sleep! The Beast will not rest and so must we

not rest in our vigilance against it


When we accept these principles of survival, we can more comfortably and

confidently go about our daily lives. It is the world that we live in, like it or not.

Making the sheep understand this ancient and everlasting principle of life is another

issue.


This principle became carved in stone the day that Cain murdered Abel and it holds

true today.


Lastly, the bleeding heart libs are going use tragedies like this to push a ton of hell

down on us in the form of the most draconian gun legislation this country has ever

seen. This will be another battle, a battle for freedom and liberty. A battle for

survival that we must be prepared to fight with every fiber of our moral being. Our

rights WILL be taken away from those that are willing to give them up if we do not

put everything we have into the upcoming battle! What about those children's rights

you ask? Yeah, what about them? What if just one sheepdog could have been there

to confront the wolf? Oh, I forgot. Generally speaking, it is illegal for responsible

adults to bring the necessary tools to protect our children to schools in most states.


Too bad criminals don't follow the rules.


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