- - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

After any tragedy it has become the norm for society to place the blame on some aspect that they may have control over. In the case of the murders of nine black parishioners in South Carolina, the blame is being placed on the Confederate flag. It’s as if many think that if the Confederate flag hadn’t been around, this murderous act would not have happened.

But there is something terribly wrong with a society that would like to blame inanimate objects for evil when it is evil that must be blamed. But in order to blame evil there must also be the opposite of evil, which is good. Most people can relate to the old saying “The Devil made me do it.” However, if they admit there is a Devil, there also must be a God — and this is what modern society has a problem wrapping their arms around.

Many don’t want to bring up the possibility that God does exist to rescue a fallen people. They would like to believe, instead, that life is all about them and that they can find an answer to any problem that happens to affect society as long as it has to do with something they can control. Society has a real problem admitting its need for a Saviour who is the answer to evil.

Evil is with us every day, and as long as the answer is always to blame something besides this evil we can only expect prattle as the solution to every evil action.

DAVE DAHLKE

Port Orchard, Wash.

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