The first amendment must be revised to prohibit “violence as entertainment” which portrays murder, dismemberment or torture. If a movie makes you cry can you say that violence has no emotional content? And can you say that it doesn’t affect the mentally emotionally unstable?
Unrelenting and continuous violence saturates our culture through mass media entertainment. TV violence is everywhere and its free. And video games put in the drivers seat. Are there a few of these games in your child’s collection – or at his/her friends home?
I challenge you to say that this doesn’t affect you in any manner whatsoever.
The following are a very few of the popular video games.
On November 8th an aircraft sized asteroid whizzed past Earth with enough destructive power to wipe out civilization.
The asteroid known as 2005 YU55 is expected to circle back for another close Earth encounter in 2041 – The exact orbit is unknown because the asteroid will first pass by Venus which will affect it’s orbit.
It’s reasonable to assume that the great and mysterious Mayan civilization wasn’t all that great. . .since it may have calculated that the asteroid would hit Earth next year around the same time.
There are many variables to influence the orbit of such an asteroid. . .possibly including flares from the sun’s surface, other close encounters with planets, moons and asteroids.
Maybe the Mayan’s did not even believe that the earth would end in 2012 – maybe they just stopped for a rest until they needed a new calendar. At any rate, don’t sell the house or quit the job just yet.
If I’ve done the math correctly, this short clip would represent about one hours worth of lighting strikes. According to the National Weather Service “There are lightning detection systems in the United States and they monitor an average of 25 million flashes of lightning from the cloud to ground every year!”