The most debatable topics in the news today are varying from the lack of gun control all the way to teachers concealing weapons during school hours. In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting, these controversial topics have become more and more disputable. The root cause of these issues in relation to Newtown is the dismissal of God and spirituality in the classroom setting. In a recent article written by M. Alex Johnson, from NBC News, Johnson blamed the mass murder of innocent children on the premise that public schools have eliminated religion.
I find it extremely appalling that one could actually attribute the doings of a deranged psychopath on the absence of God in schools. Many scholars and other religious figures are now pronouncing that this terrible incident should have been no surprise. Although some believe that the Newtown shooting was nothing out of the ordinary, any type of violence that occurs where children are present should never be taken lightly.
[...] Ultimately, I find that people like Johnson are using God and religion as a scapegoat. The main cause of Adam Lanza's mass murder impacting the lives of many families is one man's mental disease, not the removal of God. Works Cited: "Fierce Debate after Newtown School Shootings: Where Was God?" U.S. News. N.p., n.d. Web Dec. 2012. [...]
[...] Letter to the editor: Fierce debate after Newton shootings Where was God? Name XXXXX ENG 1021 Date To the Editor: Re: Fierce debate after Newtown shootings: Where was God? December The most debatable topics in the news today are varying from the lack of gun control all the way to teachers concealing weapons during school hours. In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting, these controversial topics have become more and more disputable. The root cause of these issues in relation to Newtown is the dismissal of God and spirituality in the classroom setting. [...]
[...] This tragedy has taken news headlines by storm and has caused more debate than that of other school shootings in the past. At one time shootings that took place in schools were never questioned. The shooter was easily figured out. He or she was either bullied or mentality ill, plain and simple. Now the Newtown shooting has raised even more questions aside from the shooters personal issues. Many people are now asking if excluding God from public schools is the cause of this devastation. [...]
[...] Typically, private schools are far more nurturing in the aspect of personal development in living a moral and just life. However, regardless of the school, all students still face many of the same problems that are associated with adolescence. I firmly believe that the elimination of God is not the cause of this calamity. It is standard for religion-based classes to teach students the basis of spirituality and morality; however religion cannot be a cure for mental illness and defect, which is what authorities are predicating Adam Lanza was suffering from. [...]
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