"There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that moral decay can be a cause of school violence. Case in point: back in my dad's day, the Bible was read before class each and every day and prayer was lead by the teacher before school work began. If respect is not taught to a child and consequence is not learned, then no one should be surprised when lack of respect and lack of caring about consequences are what is dolled out to society.
For those who are not "in the know", I'm going to quote for you what the Bible teaches. What used to be taught, front and center, in every classroom. What's engraved at the roof of the Supreme Court:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not lie.
10. You shall not covet (desire what others own that is not yours to take).
I know posting these ten well known rules will be "controversial" on these here GiantBomb boards, but I ask a simple question. Christians are taught to fear God. Fear His might. Fear His power. Fear His ability to judge your soul once death comes, as it comes to us all.
Here is the challenge. Give me a more convincing counter-argument to prevent such tragedies like the Ohio school shootings, than the argument that a Christian who follows the rules of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, someone who follows the rules above, is less likely to do what that kid and all kids involved in school shootings have done to their fellow man.
I will end by quoting Jesus, who sets the example that all believing Christians follow:
"There is a saying, 'Love your friends and hate your enemies.' But I say: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way you will be acting as true sons of your Father in heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust too. If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even scoundrels do that much. If you are friendly only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even the heathen do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." - Luke 10:25-37
Romans 13:10: Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.