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I want to write a few words in reference to the Florida School Shooting on Valentine’s Day.

People ask, “Why did the shooter do it?” So let us be honest about it: He did it out of love. He was getting a form of self-love from his actions, a subconscious, “loving of self.” This is true because, “no one does anything on purpose unless they hope to get something from it.” That is plain, “common sense,” a commonality applicable to all humans. What one hopes to get may be psychological, emotional, spiritual or a material thing, but some form of gain is expected, even if it is a subconscious motive.

Now let us be honest; there is pseudo-love and genuine love. Hurting others as a way of loving the self is not genuine love; therefore it must be a form of subconscious pseudo-love. Jesus Christ taught us not to hurt others, so genuine love must have, “honor with Jesus,” or it would be a form of sick pseudo-love, a love without God, aka Jesus.

Yes, Jesus is the, “authority,” on love, so any type of love must need, “honor with Him” — honor with his teachings or it is only pseudo-love. And, in the case of the Florida shooting, a very sick pseudo-love. So in closing I restate: the Florida school shooter did what he did out of love, but a love without Jesus as its, “heart,” and thusly imitation-love, not real love.

Would someone tell the talking heads and the experts why the shooter did what he did? You understand, maybe they will.

And if we don’t want more shooting incidents maybe we should start teaching real love, love that has “honor with Jesus” with his teachings.

—Raymond L. Givan


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