Charles Pierce – “Chattanooga Shooting: American Violence Never Ends”

“According to estimates, so far in 2015, on almost 27,000 occasions, an American chose that same course of action. They all had problems they had decided they could not solve. They all had grudges. They all had something that made them angry enough. And, as a result, almost 7,000 of our fellow citizens are as dead as the people in Tennessee. This is not an explanation that satisfies any particular agenda but, unquestionably, we are a very fearful nation with an unacknowledged history of violence that also has armed itself very heavily. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an American citizen, chose a very American course of action.  He had a problem he couldn’t solve so he reached for the most American of solutions. He reached for a gun and he killed some of his fellow citizens.​”

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Charles Pierce – “Chattanooga Shooting: American Violence Never Ends”

Melissa Pandika, OZY – “Has the sun set on Sunday school?” | USA Today

(It’s not just the resistance to religious superiority and the moral problems… – Bob)

“Yet it’s worth noting that the reason MacNeil’s kids don’t attend Sunday school is lack of time. Instead of a day of rest, Sunday has become just another day for over-scheduled kids to be chauffeured from sports practice to music lessons or SAT tutoring. It doesn’t help that parents themselves, so overwhelmed by life, are skipping church. ‘You would go to church, and then an hour or hour 15 minutes of Sunday school. It takes up all your morning. It felt like more of a chore for them to go, when you’re giving up some of your weekend and attending school during the week,’ says MacNeil. ‘By the time they come home, it’s 12 noon, and when you have a weekend, you want to play with your friends outside and be a kid.'”

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Melissa Pandika, OZY – “Has the sun set on Sunday school?” | USA Today