David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Monday, June 16, 2008

Turn to Jesus

The wave of teenage killings around the United Kingdom is something that must concern us all; 28 teenagers killed so far this year.

In a recent TV interview, Mr.Tony McNulty, UK Home Office Minister, called for judges to implement the tougher sentences available to them under current legislation. Surely we have to look more closely at the overall breakdown of law and order within society.

Since the end of World War II, people of all ages have been bombarded by sex and violence on TV, in the cinema and in the press, and one cannot help feeling that we have all been desensitised to the effects that our irrational behaviour has on others. Children particularly are being subjected to this bombardment with devastating effects on the way they grow up and behave.

To Mr. McNulty I would say there is no quick fix to this problem and tougher sentencing is not the solution. I believe there should be a return to Christian values, to church attendance and Sunday schools, and to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. Surely, a recognition that we are all answerable to a higher power has got to change our attitude to one another?

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