Yep - our secular society.
We'll start with a sitting member of Congress:
A Republican congressman from Texas says society's fractious relationship with faith may have spurred the "Dark Knight" massacre.Then there's former Governor of Arkansas and former presidential candidate and current Fox News commentator, Mike Huckabee:
Rep. Louie Gohmert charged Friday that prohibiting prayer in civic places can give rise to such senseless acts of violence as the shooting inside an Aurora, Colo. movie theater that killed at least 12 people and injured at least 58 others.
"What have we done with God," Gohmert told The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live" radio show, citing prohibitions on religous blessings at public high school graduation ceremonies and off-campus dinners, according to a transcript posted on the legislator's congressional website. "We told him that we don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present."
We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we've ordered god out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised when all hell breaks loose.And then there's Rick Warren, megachurch pastor:
When students are taught they are no different from animals, they act like it.Ha! Evolution - that despicable "theory." NOTE: Pastor Warren has since deleted his tweet.
The lesson from this religious fringe: Removing God from public life causes people to act horribly. And that's something you should fear.