Last night as I was leaving The Dark Night Rises theater, my only fear was getting in a car wreck due to all the traffic escaping the parking lot. Who would have known that in Colorado there was a mass rampage of people trying to escape because of a guy who, lets face it, wanted to be Bane in real life.
Last Night in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes walked into a packed movie theater and opened fire on the attendees. Killing 12 and injuring several others. Reports say he threw some sort of gas canister and started opening fire.
The news is going repeat the words of Barack Obama who said “Such violence, such evil is senseless,” but by all accounts it is not.
If indeed this tragedy was nothing more then senseless act of murder…then why is everyone upset? To what moral values are people clinging to in order to make the claim that any life makes any sense at all?
We as Christians have a worldview that allows us to see life as precious. Life has meaning. Life is valuable because God has given it to us and we were created in his image to glorify Him.
However in the age of secular humanism, one cannot place any meaning or value on life. It has none. All of matter is nothing more than atoms and chemical reactions, floating in space as the dominoes that were set off at the start of the big bang continue to fall. That’s meaningless and senseless.
Over the next coming days there will be a lot of talk regarding James Holmes worldview and what would lead a man to do this. What would cause a man to do something so senseless? What would cause a man to take the lives of people who were simply trying to enjoy a movie?
Let us remember that they are using our worldview to even make such a claim. The secular humanists who destroy life with abortion, cannot suddenly become in favor of it. There can be no value to life in their worldview. Only in the eyes of a Christian can life be of immense value.
Let us also remember that the news is asking the wrong question. It is not “What would cause a man to do this?”
The correct question is “What restrains all men from doing this?”
There is only one answer to that…it is the Grace of God.