Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Reaction to 'Bowling for Columbine"

I saw Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine last night. It was good to see. I thought Moore offered some probing questions. In my opinion, his anger over American hypocrisy colors his perspective. We all are impacted by our presuppositions (me included)- when it is fueled by anger, it makes you jump on every croaking frog. I believe he forces some pieces of the puzzle together. In the end, he offered a great question- but no answers. The answer is not so simple. American violence is part of our luxury, not our poverty. What do we have, that Canada and Europe does not? I think it is covetousness and greed. The ever widening gap between the haves and have nots creates a lot of the tension and fear.

I am not anti-NRA- I wonder sometimes if the liberal reaction against this organization is the college professor utopian desire to remove any danger...falsely believing that life can be made safe- Isn't part of the anti-gun movement either a "wussyness" or emotional response to tragedy and not a rational one?
I am so simple to believe that the Christian ideals of sacrifice, love, forgiveness would solve much of this. We lust and do not have.... I am part of this guilty party. Pray and hope soon for Our Lord's return.

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