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Your Views: Thomas column summed up Arizona shooter, tragedy well
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Bravo for the Trevor Thomas column Monday, "Tucson shooter a product of progressive values." It was excellent! He had a way of saying what I was thinking but unable to put into words.

I liked his reference to C.S. Lewis's "Screwtape Letters" and also the sentence "The Christian worldview, which is rampant in conservatism, sees the Tucson tragedy in the following light. Loughner's deeds are evil and he is responsible for his actions."

"Loughner is what you end up with when God is shunned" was another of his statements. He stated: "The modern Democratic Party is synonymous with abortion on demand, sexual promiscuity, removal of the Ten Commandments, redefinition of marriage, the welfare state, earth-worshipping environmentalism, etc."

He found it ironic that blame for the massacre was placed on conservative talk show hosts and Sarah Palin, of all people, instead of being a product of progressive values and influences.

I would be willing to bet that Loughner has probably never even heard of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc. and may not even know who Palin is. His mind apparently was on something completely different and it sounds as though he should have been institutionalized (if one was available) long ago.

I further agree that the "Christian worldview also recognizes that Loughner has a creator who loves him and desires his repentance." That is the only hope for him.

Glenda Pierce
Gainesville

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