Why do people commit mass murders or suicide? Is it because of violent video games? Music? Their parents? Mental illness?
No, none of that stuff gets to the root of the problems, writes Megan Glavin in the Seattle Times. But don’t worry; she’s figured it all out:
… our culture has abandoned a collective belief in ultimate accountability — the belief that one’s actions on Earth are somehow tied to one’s experience after physical death.
Ultimate accountability asserts that it does not matter if the evil a person does on Earth is never seen nor detected, and it does not matter if one commits suicide after committing evil. There is still judgment of some kind, and consequences to face, in eternity.
So… mass shootings happen because the killers don’t believe in the afterlife.
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