Wow, a thread that's REALLY blown up.
One of the most intelligent posts I've read so far is from page 11:
NONJWSPOUSE: " Also, the people that are so dangerous are the ones that make their view of reality one that justifies such mass killings. Religion, whether found in actual doctrine , or in warped minds of those who read doctrine in some justifiable lethal way, many times has a part in that. " AMEN- PRAISE JESUS. I agree.
Whether it's the David Koresh's, Jim Jones of the world that take many people down with them in their insanity- or whether it's the secretive Mark David Chapman's of the world who killed John Lennon or this secretive Virginia shooter- the one common thread in ALL of these killers is that they have an agenda, a grievance in which they try to FORCE their perception of " reality " onto other people they hold a grudge towards - then blow these people the hell away killing them because these people won't AGREE with their warped sense of their skewed version of " reality " . And therein lies the problem.
How in the hell do we deal with thousands of these crazies running around either in a clandestine fashion or on the Internet in public trying to promote their twisted views of "reality " onto the rest of us ? In my opinion - about the only thing we can do is protect ourselves, our friends, and those we love by keeping our eyes open constantly being aware of our surroundings and not falling into complacency by being TOO trusting of strangers who may have hidden agenda's towards others - so that we don't get caught in the crossfire of some twisted nut jobs who want to go down in a " blaze of glory " forcing their views on others in a violent way. And even then- there is no guarantee we can avoid these crazies totally. They show up in random fashion many times.
So hug your children today people. Hug your wife, hug your husband , hug each other - we need to look out for one another in a modern society that's become so impersonal and so many people feeling like they don't matter and disenfranchised. All I have to say