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Guns and God

Television commentator Ben Stern recently asked why we as a country have begun worshiping celebrities and stopped worshiping God. How many more Newtowns and Columbines must occur before we take Mr. Stern's remarks seriously?

Kids now spend many more hours playing violent video games than going to church. This is wrong. As a society we need teach things like the sanctity of life at all levels.

Mr. Stern went on to point out that the removal of God from schools has been a gradual erosion. Among other things, the Ten Commandments say thou shall not kill. But this hasn't been taught in our schools for decades.

The result is that some people do not think killing is wrong. If they are not taught that it is wrong how can we expect them to know that?

There is much discussion about how to regulate guns, but it is incomplete as long as some families continue to do a poor job teaching their kids the basics.

Meredith Fouche, Sharpsburg

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