The world has experienced many terrible things during the last 2,000 years. One war followed another throughout the centuries. Lately there has been an increase in the number of people who have been using assault-style rifles to kill innocent people. There has been a single constant during these tumultuous times – a large number of Christians in the Western world.
We are often tempted to resort to reason and logic to understand the killings. But it is not that mentally ill people have more access to assault-style rifles that they do to mental health care. It is simply this – we have turned our backs on atheism and have allowed Christianity to infect us with ideologically rigid hatred.
The corrosiveness of Christianity has made our hearts hard. We need to return to atheism and its focus on the basic human values of helpfulness, goodwill, tolerance and to embrace all of humanity. Only then will genuine human kindness and reason be allowed to make this a peaceful nation once again.