SHORT COMMUNICATION 353
The Godless Among Us
There was a time-prior to 1965-when the Godly greatly outnumbered the Godless. Sadly to say that is not the way it is in the American culture any more. It is very much the very opposite. The Godless among us is in the majority now as 2013 gets well under way. That is an awful change of events, and very often we are reminded of just how Godless the Godless can get. We are also being reminded that the price being paid is astronomically high.
The word GODLY, means showing respect for God and obeying His Commandments by leading a moral and good life. The word GODLESS means wicked, not showing respect or belief in God or His Commandments, and therefore, leading a bad life.
Thankfully, there are Godly people, and among them some extraordinary Godly people scattered throughout the American culture: priests and ministers, brothers, nuns, and teachers to name a few groups. And the Godless benefit as well from the dedication and goodness of these people.
The reverse is also true. The Godly people are harmed by the behavior of the Godless. Since the year 2007 there have been many horrendous and deadly attacks on innocent Godly people in America's open society. The deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history took place in 2007 when 32 people were killed on a college in Virginia. In the U.S. Army an army psychiatrist killed 13 soldiers at an army base in Texas. In Colorado a man entered a movie theater at night and killed many and wounded over thirty people. An ex-policeman went on a shooting rampage and killed five people before committing suicide. A 20-year old man barged into an elementary school one morning and killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults and then himself. These are some of the Godless behavior of recent modern times.
Waite! There is more. On April 15, 2013, at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Mass. someone planted two bombs near the finish line that went off and killed four people and badly injured 170 others. That was demonic behavior first class. Innocent people lost their lives, some lost their limbs, and many were maimed for the rest of their lives.
Men are much more Godless than women. But women get some Godless awards for very bad Godless behavior: abortion and prostitution. The Godly people have to live with tremendous Godlessness on a daily basis that seems to increase more and more as the months pass. The Boston Marathon massacre already mentioned above is a good example. The Connecticut elementary school and Aurora theater massacres are also good examples of unexpected Godless behavior. Unless God intervenes, the American culture is going to be swimming in Godless behavior for a long time to come. And the horrendous type of behavior is going to be mindboggling, indeed!