There seems to be a number of contradictions in our society. We are inundated with statistics proving that crime is decreasing, the economy is better than ever, unemployment is at a 30 year low and technology is solving many problems. Yet we are also being told that there are more poor people than there were 20 or 30 years ago. Newspapers and television report tragedy after tragedy--school shootings across the nation and countless other examples.
Question: What's going on? Since belief determines behavior, doesn't it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America? Unfortunately, much of the media and music of today glorifies violence and gratuitous sex with no serious consequences, so in essence that's what we are being taught to believe.
I wonder what would have happened in the schools where fatal shootings occurred had the Ten Commandments been posted and read to the students at least once a month throughout their academic experience. I'm convinced that alone would have dramatically reduced the possibilities of those 13, 14 and 15-year-old children getting weapons of destruction and indiscriminately gunning down helpless, innocent people.
For those who say that character doesn't count, I challenge you to ask any of the families of the victims of those school shootings. It would take a lot of doing to get those Ten Commandments posted in our schools, but there is nothing preventing them from being taught and modeled at home, repeatedly and consistently.