Virginia Tech story

I borrowed this article from WWW.WATCH.ORG 



Virginia Tech Evidence Of What
Is Wrong And Right About America –
Bill Wilson

By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst

WASH—Apr 18—KIN– Have you ever noticed that the worst of mankind often brings out the best in mankind? Take Liviu Librescu, for example. The 76 year old had seen the worst horrors of death and destruction as a youngster. He survived the Holocaust. He survived and escaped the persecution of the Romanian communists against Jews in 1978 when he and his wife moved to Israel. He became a world-renown scientist who worked on NASA projects and refused to retire after 20 years of teaching his craft to others. He overcame the worst of the worst and became one of the best. And as his students departed his classroom on Monday, he watched them over his shoulder.

Professor Librescu held shut the door to his classroom, putting himself between a crazed gunman and his students that they might escape to live their lives as his was ending. As one Virginia Tech student wrote to Librescu’s wife, “I saw your husband still standing there. He was holding the door closed and looking over his shoulder to make sure everybody else was safe. It was the bravest thing I have ever seen.” And that’s how Librescu’s journey in life ended—saving others lives while sacrificing his own. Jesus said in John 15:13, “Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends.”

Already, politicians, though cautious, are starting the call for greater gun control and stronger security on our nation’s campuses. They would intend to use this horrible tragedy for advancing a selfish agenda that would put every area under surveillance and try to make sure that no law-abiding citizen would be allowed to have a gun. But no amount of gun control. No amount of invasion of privacy. No amount of rhetoric will bring back those young men and women whose lives were so prematurely ended. When someone plans such an act in a free society, the laws and authorities are hard pressed to stop it because a free society, like America, is dependent upon the morality of its citizens—which they submit to the rule of law.

Instead of an invasion of rights, it may be wiser for the politicians to look at the conditioning of and desensitization to violent acts that permeate our culture—telling the video game producers and the television and movie producers and the pornographers to back off of their glorification of violence and the devaluing of life. Perhaps, our nation’s leadership, instead of promoting a godless, secular humanist society, should promote by word and deed the need for people to attend the church of their choice. It would seem that a relationship with God is not the problem, but a large part of the solution. If society as a whole embraced light rather than darkness, life rather than death, then murder and violence would neither be neither entertainment nor a preferred course of action.


2 thoughts on “Virginia Tech story

  1. […] Is it just me or does anyone else think that NBC were wrong to publish the sick portfolio that was sent to them by the Virginia Tech killer in the midst of his killing spree?

    The images and rambling monologue suffused with paranoia have created a chilling lasting portrait of the killer Cho Seung-Hui, that will stain the memory of all who witnessed it for a very long time.

    Does the world need to be haunted by the spectre of this mentally ill individual preparing to kill? Or should we have been protected and not subjected to this?

    Some may argue that we have a choice whether to view the material but the truth is, very often… we don’t! […]

    For more see VT Killings: Has NBC and the media gone too far this time?

  2. From day 1 of this tragedy, I have been watching and listening. There has been much to see and much to hear. The one thing that will be stamped forever in my memory is the reaction of the students on the VT campus. I did not hear anger. I am sure it was there but it was not verbalized. Instead, I heard the voices of young people, wise beyond their years. Their love and/or concern for their fellow students was clear. As shocked and saddened as I was by what was transpiring on the Hokie campus, I was lifted up by these young people.

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