Another Tragedy and More Mindless Drivel from the Media

Posted on November 6, 2017


By David Ettinger

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Devin Kelley, age 26, decided to go to church, specifically, First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. However, he had no interest in worshiping God. Rather, his visit lasted but a few minutes, and by the time he left, 26 people lay dead after he gunned them down.

church shootingYet another shooting tragedy on American soil, another in what is turning into a long stream of them. A very long stream.

After hearing about the shooting, I got online and listened to the coverage. As usual, the best the media could provide, besides a few facts and figures, was nothing by mindless drivel.

The Discussion
So, what did the discussion focus on? Well, we had the usual debate regarding gun control. We heard quite a bit of pontificating about how mass shootings were no longer the domain of the city, but had weaseled their way into the rural areas of our nation. There was quite a bit of talk about hiring armed guards in churches. And there was much speculation regarding the motives of the shooter.

There was definite agreement that if specific laws could be passed, the number of such incidents would be greatly reduced. It is just, they all agreed, a matter of being smarter about this growing plague.

Nothing but Crickets
However, I was as much tuned it to that which was not stated, that being, of course, God. There was no mention of Him, or at least, in any significant capacity such as God being the only One who can remedy the situation.

banned bibleThis neglect of God is not surprising. This spurning of God even extended to the local conservative morning radio show I listen to, whose host claims to be a strong Christian. When it came to how God figures into all of this, his references to the Almighty were precisely the same as those of the national media: nothing; only the sound of crickets chirping on a warm summer evening.

The Lord was not an invited guest on any of these programs, and what He would have had to say on the issue was of no interest to the pundits. Though well-intentioned, ultimately, what they had to share regarding the tragic shooting amounts to nothing but mindless drivel, not only of no worth, but actually doing more harm as the real issue was never broached.

The Real Issue
The real issue is that the United States is the most blessed nation which ever existed and we are blowing it. Royally. I don’t believe we were ever a “Christian” nation, but we were founded on biblical, Judeo-Christian principles. There was a time when we honored God and behaved in a “biblical” manner. However, midway through the twentieth century – following World War II and the extraordinary prosperity which ensued – we turned drastically, our long-buried carnal underpinnings rising to the surface.

You know things were bad when way back in 1947, the world’s premier Satanist, Aleister Crowley, dissatisfied with the moral conservativeness of his native England and Europe, said: “I turn therefore to America … to a nebulous mass which I expect to develop into an organized galaxy. … Every race, language and creed of Europe is represented … all Americans are eager for power, in one form or another … no humbug so outrageous as to deter them from running after the new religion.”[1] (See my article, “Premier Satanist Foresaw America’s Embrace of Wickedness.”)


Aleister Crowley

Crowley saw in America the makings of an immoral mecca, one which would embrace every kind of sin and debauchery known to man and Satan. He saw correctly.

Where It Has Led Us
Where has it all led, and is leading, us? It is leading to the demise of our country. In Galatians 6:7, the apostle Paul wrote: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Over the past seven decades, the U.S. has been sowing venom, hatred, and abhorrence of God. We have said, “God, leave us. We have no need of you nor do we want any part of you, that is, if you even exist.”

God, for the most part, has listened. Oh yes, there are still those who love Him and call upon His name, but our numbers are dwindling. God is pulling His hedge of protection back further and further, and Satan is filling the gap. Evil is mounting, and our nation continues to spiral out of control.

So, what’s the answer to the mindless drivel the media churns out by the ton? There is but one: That we fall on our faces as a collective nation in humble repentance and seek His forgiveness.

What are the odds of this happening? Do we really need to venture a guess?

Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

[1] The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, 1969, pp. 727-728.