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By Chris Woodward, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow, August 7, 2019
Two Christian commentators are offering their ideas about who or what to blame for the shootings this weekend. One blames, in part, the Church … and the other blames what he calls America’s “mis-education” system for teaching children that they’re essentially animals.
In the aftermath of the massacres in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 dead and dozens wounded and injured, politicians and pundits across the U.S. are stating their opinions about the reasons the shootings took place. President Donald Trump, for example, blamed mental illness, violent video games, and insufficient background checks. But many of his political opponents are blaming the president’s political rhetoric, saying it has fostered an “anti-immigrant” and “racist” culture.
In the midst of the debate, Christian apologist, author, and speaker Dr. Frank Turek argues that the Church needs to be more counter-culture.
“We’ve created this culture of nihilism, [a culture] of meaningless – and [then] we wonder why people treat one another as if their lives are meaningless. I think a big part of the problem is the Church has been complicit in this, in the sense that the Church has not engaged the culture,” Turek said Tuesday on American Family Radio.
He continued: “The Church, since the 1920s, has been pretty much separated from the culture. The Church hasn’t been involved in evidence or reason, [in] trying to give reasons as to why Christianity is true and to show people why it is really true that there is a God and you’re made in His image and we should respect everyone.” ….