When my daughter was a junior in high school, her history teacher played a documentary about the Holocaust to her class. In the movie, innocent people were being murdered by firing squads, dead bodies were being bulldozed into mountainous heaps, and people were being marched to the gas chambers.
How did the class react?
The majority of students were laughing, joking and texting. They could care less about the film or about the people being murdered. (Oh yes, in all fairness, a couple young ladies were crying).
My daughter came home horrified.
How did the teacher respond? I asked.
My daughter said she turned off the film and sat at her desk in silence. After about 10 minutes, the students noticed something was wrong. (Really?) They stopped laughing, joking and texting. They faced the front of the room, and then the teacher chewed them out for their callousness.
Why was the class so cavalier about mass murder?
Is it because evil hasn’t touched them? Has life become cheap in the United States? Even Planned Parenthood brags about selling dead baby parts.
Or perhaps some people think evil doesn’t exist. They call God and the Bible “fairy tales.”
Headline: If a nuke from Iran should ever strike an American city (God forbid), the first thing people will do is cry out to God and ask Him why this happened.
Maybe then, they’ll stop laughing, joking and texting.