Yes my friend there are many ways to die. Such is the case for Corporal Brent Poland who died recently in Afghanistan:
Of course you could always get struck by lightning too. Check out this electrical discharge in the Arizona desert:
One of the things that stalks humanity is famine and drought:
Nuclear war is also a possibility, especially since the collapse of the late (and unlamented) Soviet Union.
There also doesn't seem to be any shortage of megalomaniacs either. While Adolf Hitler has been in Hell since 1945, people like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been picking up the slack and beating the drums of war.
So what does all this prove exactly? There are indeed many ways to die but only one way to life and that is salvation through Jesus Christ.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:17-21)
As recent events at Virginia Tech proved, death can visit at any time. The one thing that I will say about the liberal media is their uncanny ability to predict something long after its already happened. We're all geniuses after the fact and that is that. Truth of the matter is, there are many more individuals out there who fit the profile of a mass murderer who will never commit a felony. It's called a 'false positive' and we have to learn to live with it if we desire a free and open society. Unless the police have the hard intelligience, there is no sure-fire way to predict the likes of Cho Seung-Hui. What has been proven to be an effective deterrent to crime are conceal-and-carry laws. Naturally, the statists and the believers in big gov't (especially one world gov't supporters) are loathe to admit this. Take the example of Venus Ramey, an 82 year-old former Miss America (1944) who prevented a crime while using a snub-nosed .38 caliber pistol. How do you think Mrs. Ramey would've fared without her pistol? The answers aren't pretty if she isn't armed. Look, the average citizen doesn't want a main battle tank or a cruise missile. What they do want is the ability to protect their lives and property and owning a gun (or a rifle or a shotgun) is the most effective way to achieve this. There has to be compromise between the two positions. The state must control the flow of weapons to its citizens and the citizens must retain the right to self-defence. Any attempt to swing it hard to the left or to the right will prove to be disasterous.
Of course we cannot allow Miss Coulter to hog the spotlight now can we? Bill O'Reilly makes two valid points on what happened at VT. First, is it not in poor taste to gloat over the death of your rivals? Much of the European media was filled with such horrible bile and invective over a pile of dead Americans that you were forced to shake your head. I'm quite sure repaying evil for evil is not what Jesus would advocate in this instance. The second point is why does there seem to be a near media blackout over the carnage that is occuring in Iraq? Over a hundred Shia were killed in Baghdad recently and there was practically no coverage. I think that's the difference between us and them. As much as I despise Islam, I don't gloat over individual Muslim deaths. There is no joy in my heart when I hear of such atrocities.
Here's a further example of what I mean. While those practicioners of the 'Religion of Peace' slaughter innocents in Turkey and attack a Canadian reporter in Mississauga, all we want to do is show a film on Islam stripped of all its PC pretensions. I've not seen Obsession yet as there seems to be some reticence in showing it here north of the border. Hopefully I'll see it soon.
I suppose that's it for now. As I've moved the Christian Defender to it's new Blogger format, you'll notice some stuff is missing. I'll get my e-mail contact at aol.com back up and maybe throw in a Bible verse or two. I've re-added those buttons and you can still get the rss feed for this blog by going right to the very bottom of the page to see the link. As always, the X-Def is perpetually under construction.