Not to belittle or laugh away the gravity of the situation in Boston - it is senseless and horrifying.
We must immediately do whatever necessary to have legislation introduced that will get bombs off the streets.
~Background checks on all those buying bomb making materials? Definitely...You say you're a gardener and you just want that fertilizer for your tomatoes? Likely story. We'll get back to you in six months and let you know if you passed the background check. In the mean time, your tomatoes will die, but that's okay - you can buy these GMO government-approved tomatoes instead...if you get sick from eating them, well, Obama-Care will hasten your death for you.
~Limit the amount of bomb making materials that citizens can purchase? Why, certainly! You can buy four grains of fertilizer and no more; there's no reason why any normal, law abiding citizen should need any more fertilizer than that at one time.
We should not hesitate - the longer we wait to pass these bomb-control laws, the more innocent people will be harmed by illicit bombs!
This is completely tongue-in-cheek - most will realize that. Like I said, the things that went on today in our country were horrible acts of violence toward innocent people. No one should have to fear dismemberment when they're out on the streets of their city.
But the facts are these: we (and by 'we' I mean the American people) rush to 'do something about guns' when a mentally unstable person goes and starts shooting in a school, but enacting more laws is not the answer -
Evil people do evil things.
This is fact.
Taking away a normal person's rights does not stop an evil person from committing evil - they just find another method of doing it.
Guns, bombs, knives, hammers, you name it - you can write laws banning all of them, but until you get rid of the evil in the hearts of those who would use them for harm, you cannot cure the problem.
Jesus is the only solution for violence in the world today.
Jesus can stop the violence in schools - if He was allowed there.
Jesus can stop the violence in our streets - but he's barely tolerated there.
Jesus can stop the apathy in our churches - if we'd let Him.
But it's too much trouble.
And so we whine about the pain and suffering around us. We beg our elected officials to 'do something' about it.
Because we don't want to take the time to get our hands dirty and reach out to the sin-ridden people in our cities; because we don't want to make the time to pray, fast and beseech almighty God to have mercy on our nation - because if we do, He might ask US to do something about it.
And that's too much trouble.
More government, more laws are not the answer.
More God is the answer - and until the Christians get up off of their self-righteous little backsides and learn to love people and help them out of their sin instead of judging them for doing what comes naturally to every human being that has no moral code to live by, nothing is going to get better.
In the words of a great children's book author:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” (― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax)
If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)
Note: I have no idea what the bombs used in the bombing today were made of - I just used fertilizer as an illustration because it is readily available in large quantities, and bombs can be made of it; I'm sure there are many other just-as-readily-available items that they make bombs out of as well. May as well make laws about those, too, while we're at it! :)