The three letter word

Painful to hear, see, and write about. One more senseless killing spree in VA USA, as two reporters were gunned down by a man on a mission.

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Why? Opinions vary with merit, but a question needs to be asked and faced by an honest heart.  Imagine a world absent of influence by language, culture, geography, history, ahem, religion, and decide for yourself WHY a man would take another mans life. Paradise huh, yeah, good luck with that.

So then, in a world apart from God, where does the idea generate from to take another life without cause?

In the midst of unexpected grief, in the center of such chaos, in the heart and mind of a man bent on devildom,  there is only one answer; an answer mind you that will be mocked and challenged, but the undeniable proof of a heart gone sideways, and one itself void of answers which cannot be ignored.

An unanswered heart is one to be pitied, one that lacks understanding and does not value life itself, so much so, that with aforethought, a steely resolve and steady hand, ends the life of others in pure massacre. No, it is not enough to kill one self because of so-called perceived injustices,  a statement must be made.

And what would that be? Draw your own conclusions, but the one answer that will be avoided which is the most obvious, will be kept from many mouths, and that word is:  s.i.n.

That’s right, here was a weed not plucked, which grew, festered, and acted upon its own unbridled rage. Why does a man take the life of a young woman? Because his own deeds were evil. Why does a man take the life of another young man? Because his own deeds were evil.

And when pressed with capture, why did a man end his own life? To escape his own evil deeds. (For the time being anyway) Sin is such a poor master, that expects so much and gives nothing in return, nothing that is, but grief multiplied. Sin rising in the heart is so deceptive, and how many times have you heard: ‘this is such a shock……….he was such a nice person.’

Right, like the devil is nice as well, portraying himself as an angel of light. He is not the horned beast of fiction, but a beautiful yet deceptive attraction that sucks vitality from the living to survive. He is such a great leech, preying on hearts that are bent.

So the killer broke through and destroyed, he as thief stole the life blood from others, again I say, without a cause.  Your temperature should rise when hearing this, maybe even a boiling of blood,  but do consider if you have not, the ultimate truth of sin, and its effect upon the broken heart of man.

A terrible tragedy here, prayers to the family, and as always, words fail to give comfort in the face of such acts, and if there is any consolation, there will be a day of reckoning, but this certainly does not make it any easier for the loved ones of the deceased here and now.

May the God of all comfort sustain the people seeking answers and comfort.

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67 Responses to The three letter word

  1. mike says:

    More likely antidepressants and media fomented hatred for those not like himself. Sad results of the class Warfare and racial divisiveness being stirred up by people in high places and groups supposedly dedicated to equality and equity.
    Look to the medical reports and psychiatric medications he was on. It’s the reasons we ignore that tell the real story in most of these situations.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      As I said, opinions vary with merit.
      Tkx for yours, but the bottom line is sin finally had its way.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      There is such a thing as mental illness, but the mentally ill are not usually violent.

      Consider. Because it is premeditated, premeditated murder is not a sign of a mental deficiency.

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      • mike says:

        have you read about the effects of long term prescription anti depressant use on the psyche and ‘premeditated’ acts?
        they affect your thinking and your emotions… as prescribed… as well as by the known and even warned about ‘side’ effects.
        the fact of premeditation doesn’t preclude either insanity OR psychiatric prescription medication induced psychosis.
        I think it rather supports my contention.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          The use of drugs to treat the mentally is an iffy sort of thing. We know that some drugs often produce the desired effects. We also know that sometimes drugs make things worse. When the mentally ill self-medicate with alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and various illegal drugs, that usually backfires.

          What psychiatrists prescribe, they prescribe more thoughtfully. However, their patients and their families have to cooperate. Because we are still learning about mental illness and the effects of the drugs they prescribe, there is a lot a trial and error involved.

          Thus, we run into the problem you mentioned. On relatively rare occasions, some of the drugs psychiatrists prescribe apparently produce some rather bad effects. However, the thing to keep in mind is that when drugs don’t work as desired, the behavior the drugs induce is related to a lack of self control, things like ecstasy, paranoia, rage, and depression. What drugs don’t produce is a cold-blooded murderer.

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  2. john zande says:

    May the God of all comfort sustain the people seeking answers and comfort… and may the rational people who actually give a damn about their society force gun control measures in your country.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ok let’s put his gun on the shelf. Safe right?

      Then the one with the crooked heart decides to use his genius, hijacking a Greyhound bus……..and taking 68 others with him……….over a cliff.

      The gun is no more harmful than a Philips screwdriver, or Milwaukee power saw. Tools should be handled with caution.

      Now the heart……that’s another story.

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      • john zande says:

        And with that attitude you have excluded yourself from lamenting the next massacre… and there will be the next massacre, and the next, and the next.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          So john, the fella there is unarmed………..do you some how think his rage will subside or simply vanish……………..or will he act upon his destructive instinct and perhaps ‘drive the bus…………’

          You know its against the law to kill some one in these parts, more gun laws can’t fix stupid.

          By the way, ever been to a gun show? Safest place on earth, go figure.

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        • john zande says:

          And Colourstorm, I would hope you’d “allow” this video because it says what an Australian thinks about your gun laws, but I’m guessing you won’t because, well, you’re Communist China, aren’t you.

          Maybe, just maybe you’ll watch it, though. I hope you do.

          EDIT Hey john, maybe if you would have actually addressed the main point of the post………………….about SIN, not gun control………….. you just don’t get it. Maybe Howard Stern would appreciate it, or Dan Savage, or Silverman…….. yeah, it’s real funny………not……….post it at your place and have a hyena fest.

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        • john zande says:

          CS

          You wanted to talk about gun control, so let’s talk about gun control. Read your comment. You are addressing the matter… so man up and let’s talk about it.

          Free my comment so everyone can see what you’re hiding

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No jz, YOU want it. I told you if it was not a gun, the killer could have used a bus to kill even more.

          The killing machine was in his heart. SIN is the word you avoid, and no laws fix sin.

          And stop being so petty. Maybe I’ll do a post on gun control, this was not one of them.

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        • john zande says:

          And again, the facts say you’re lying.

          Free my comment which shows the Australian example.

          Let your readers see the “truth”

          Are you afraid of the “truth,” Colourstorm?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Please bother someone else today. You want to talk about gun control, write a post.

          The three letter word here is S.I.N.

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        • john zande says:

          Why don’t you get off your ass and actually do something for your fellow man. You’re pathetic.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep that’s me, pathetic.

          Then again, the Lord Himself was thought to be uncaring, unkind, and without compassion when He delayed his arrival at the tomb of His friend Lazarus.

          Misunderstandings are a dime a dozen, but tkx for pointing out my lack of affection for humanity.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          John, he’s demonstrated that repeatedly.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You have another golden opportunity to address the sin of man………..yet you look away.

          I understand why you would turn to endless chatter. Sin isn’t pretty.

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        • john zande says:

          Substanceless, I know.

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        Some guys hijacked airplanes and killed how many? Cost how many tens of billions?

        Every tool we make can be used for good or evil. What matters most is the heart of the one in control of that tool.

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    • Tricia says:

      There was no instance of gun control failure in this sad event. The guy legally bought a Glock (not an assault style weapon) , having passed a background check, filled out the proper paperwork and paid the fees. Unless you are advocating for an all out ban on guns, there is no extra regulation on top of the dozens already in place that would have prevented this man from getting a weapon.

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      • john zande says:

        Yes, I am advocating for a total ban, just as it was done in Australia… and succeeded.

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      • john zande says:

        And Tricia, as Colourstorm is withholding my comment which proves the Australian example, you’ll just have to research it yourself.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Do finish the tale there jz.

          You have failed to even mention the word ‘sin,’ as suggested here, let alone even consider, therefore a thread ‘dedicated’ to gun control will be an endless waste.

          You have no ammunition to your argument apart from the provable, undeniable, and treacherous sin of man.

          But indeed, tricia’s recent comment sums it up nicely.

          And for what its worth, Australia is not the US.

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        • john zande says:

          As I said, with that attitude, you are nothing but a pathetic human being, Colourstorm… Unwilling to get off your ass and actually do something to help your fellow man.

          Free the comment which shows the Australian gun ban worked.

          What are you afraid of?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It is irrelevant to this post, and I’m not interested in promoting that which avoids the gist here: s.i.n.

          Anybody could find your link in 2 seconds if they are interested.

          But your perpetual sleight of hand jz is note worthy in changing the topic to suit you.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You have failed to even mention the word ‘sin,’” – “Sin is a religious contrivance, in reality, there is no such thing.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yeah ok, uh huh, yep, sure.

          And with this observation, there is absolutely no common ground for discussing a man bent bent on killing. But I will leave you with this:

          ‘Let God be true, and every man a liar.’ Kinda hard to hide from the old conscience which indicts all who breathe. See ya.

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        • Tricia says:

          I’ll get right on that.

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  3. Well now, let me pause and whack wordpress for eating my comment 😉

    Well done and well said, Colorstorm. This shooting was just such a waste of human life, of human potential, that it really has gotten under my skin. It is just so pointless and sad. A waste.

    You’ve done a great job defining sin, something that can be challenging indeed. Sin is rebellion I suppose, an attempt to defy all that is good and golden in the world, a desire to win, to prove ourselves right, to attempt to usurp God’s authority. We cannot of course, God is far bigger and badder than us and although He may grieve for us, on our behalf, we will destroy ourselves and others long before we ever touch God. I really don’t know why so many of us are compelled to try, to various degrees, but nothing good ever comes of it.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Oh, hate when that happens. Wrote a post once, it was halfway decent, and bam, gonesville! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

      But tkx for not giving up and staying the course. You always bring living color with your comments, and I’ve mentioned that well of water before………..

      God is bigger and badder eh? 😉 Yeah, a bit patient too. How he bears with us is miraculous in itself.

      But events like this insanitybytes22 just scream for a wake up call regarding the heart I suppose.

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      • Peter says:

        So when the half written post disappears is that, God acting to stop it because it goes against his will? Maybe it is the Devil acting to de-rail the work of God? Maybe it is random chance?

        I was interested to see you and Insanity describe God as bad, and to think i thought the Bible said God was good. But what do I know? I am just an uniformed infidel lacking the light of God’s spirit to properly understand the Bible.

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  4. atimetoshare says:

    I agree 100% with everything you say here. I also believe that people have not been taught how to take responsibility for their actions nor do they know how to solve problems without violent behavior. As far as mental illness is concerned, we have along way to go. Drs. can’t just dispense medications to deal with this issue, because the side effects are often worse than the problem being treated. I’m not sure whAt the answer is on that, but we do need to get back to teaching the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of sin. Many people have become ignorant of that. Thanks for this reminder.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Excellent point about side effects K.

      How many times do you hear about medication that cures a toothache, but then may cause pimples, hearing loss, weight gain, weight loss, hair loss, suicidal thoughts….

      Ok, I exaggerated, but you get the drift.

      But yes, so easy to blame other things or people.

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    • Peter says:

      Surely every person knows that murder is wrong? Unless your God orders it, then it is OK I guess?

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Your two questions are easily answered in proportion to your desire to want to know the truth.

        Scripture is not ambiguous in the least, and a holy, perfect, and just God can do no wrong.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          God can do no wrong.
          So then imitating your god MUST be a good thing – do you have any babies I could drown?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Your perception of God is evil; it necessarily follows your comments are par for the course.

          Ever heard of grace and truth?

          Once more you have neglected to see the thoughts and intents of your own heart……….

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          What do “grace and truth” have to do with your god drowning babies in the flood? You maintain that the Bible is inerrant, therefore you MUST agree that he drowned babies, right?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You mean babies that according to you are no different that the common possum, hyena, or jackal, since they have no spirit…………

          but as it is, until you get a grip on the sin and insolence of man, your arguments and objections will never have merit, and you will never see that God is patient and perfect in Everything He does.

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      • atimetoshare says:

        My God never orders murder.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Either you haven’t read Joshua and Numbers, or you worship a different god than the one in the Bible.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          hey arch-

          If you do not believe Genesis 1.1, you by virtue of your own admission, cannot be trusted with anything that follows, and you therefore cannot comprehend anything more difficult to understand, since the easiest truth that God created all that is, is denied.

          And by the way, it is baffling for you to continue to argue a point, and spend all your days to speak on that which is meaningless to you.

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        • atimetoshare says:

          I don’t really want to get in a debate over this. I have read Joshua and Numbers and all the other books of the Bible. The wars of the Old Testament were no different than any war. War is not the same as murder unless you’re a pacifist. The Israelites fought to obtain their promised land. God didn’t order them to “murder”. BTW I’m glad to know you’re reading the Bible.

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  5. archaeopteryx1 says:

    OR – maybe his god told him to do it —

    Numbers 8:24
    And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all of the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they had all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all of the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.

    8:25 – And so it was, that all fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.

    Amazing how many your god tells people to kill.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hey arch-

      Don’t forget the three thousand that died when the law was given.

      And if I may say, ‘god’ told nobody to kill anybody…………

      And today, in this wonderful age of the grace of God, where heaven is silent but His voice is loud, the scriptures are clear as day that God is longsuffering to fulfill His purpose, and proof?

      When the Spirit of God was well received at Pentecost, about three thousand were made alive…………

      Why? The letter killeth, but the spirit gives life.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      The term “murder” does not apply in any of this. Actually murder didn’t occur until man fell into SIN! The three letter word Color Storm was referring to originally in this post. It seems strange to me how stirred up you atheists get whenever that word is mentioned.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Could that be because the word, “sin” doesn’t exist outside of a religious context?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Do you like crimes, tresspasses, transgressions better?

          How about instead of a sinner, we call you a criminal? Not much difference is there; as it depends on the one offended.

          Either way, you have missed the mark, by virtue of birth as well as practice.

          The wages of sin is death, it’s kind of obvious.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How about instead of a sinner, we call you a criminal?” – A much more accurate term, provided of course that I have committed a crime, recognized as such on the lawbooks of the area in which I live.

          The wages of sin is death” – Death comes to all of us – you can delude yourself into believing that you will live forever if you follow the mandates set to papyrus by anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men, and lucky for you, you will be brain-dead without ever realizing that that didn’t happen.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          So then, you need to be reminded not to steal your neighbors cow? You need to be reminded that it is ‘wrong’ to kill your neighbor, and you need to be reminded that adultery is a crime….

          ‘The law was not made for a righteous man,’ but for the profane, disobedient, and wayward. But ‘laws where you live?’ How convenient for you. Perhaps stealing is not a crime in Toledo, but it is in Detroit………once more, you fail to see the standard put upon man by the Creator, but what else is new.

          Thank you. By your own admission, you have noted yourself as a criminal. But what is a mere avoidance of that little description known as sin……….You have hung yourself.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          …and you need to be reminded that adultery is a crime….” – Where is adultery a crime? Certainly not in any state I’ve ever lived in.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          And you miss the point yet once again.

          In your conscience you KNOW it is a crime, ahem, s.i.n.. ..

          The same way you know stealing your neighbor’s tractor is criminal.

          Wake up, lay off the vodka, and stop pretending there is no God with whom you are accountable to.

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  6. mike says:

    Side effects are just effects. They put them to the side so you won’t notice them as they hurriedly recite them at the end of commercials.

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  7. Melissa says:

    So many of my same thoughts, beautifully said

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  9. Tricia says:

    It really was a tragic event CS and I’m glad you wrote about it. Lives are taken violently every day in every society all around the world. You can blame weapons, mental illness, corrupt governments,a victimization saturated culture; so many factors could be involved, but as your post so eloquently states, it comes down to sin which leaves the door wide open for evil to enter and overwhelm.

    May God bless the families of the murdered and provide comfort for them in this difficult time.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hey no fair, you said this better: 😉

      —– it comes down to sin which leaves the door wide open for evil to enter and overwhelm.—–

      To enter and overwhelm. Awesome, sad, but true, but thank God greater is He……

      And a big juicy Amen to your closing benediction. Tkx much Tricia, and hope all is well too.

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