Moral Decline

Documenting The Moral Decline That Threatens To Destroy America

Man Guns Down His Wife And 5 Children After Losing His Job

A Los Angeles man named Ervin Lupoe who was absolutely emotionally devastated by losing his job killed his wife and five children before turning the gun on himself on Tuesday.

Police found the dead bodies of Lupoe, his wife and the five children in a house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington.

The children were so very young. One was an 8 year old girl and there were two sets of twins -- 5 year old girls and 2 year old boys.

Both Lupoe and his wife had worked at the Kaiser Permanente medical center, but both of them had been fired.

This is a terrible tragedy.

It will be easy to demonize this man for this horrible crime, but perhaps you should ask yourself how you would feel if you and your wife lost both of your jobs and you had five kids to support and you had no hope for the future.

How would you feel?

Would you feel despair?

Anguish?

A never ending knot in your stomach?

What if you lost your job today and couldn't find another one?

What would your life be like?

The reality is that we are going to see MORE horrible crimes of despair like this because for the majority of people, once you take away their economic well being you take away their reason to live.

In a society that has rejected God, material well being and security become paramount.

If everything was taken from you, would you still have a reason to live?

The truth is that the economy is going to get worse and worse.

Will you have a reason to stay alive when that happens?

Without God a lot of people are going to give in to despair.

Don't be one of them.

2 comments:

eric said...

"(Handwritten:) Oh Lord my God is there no hope for a widow's son!"

Last line in their letter sent to news outlets.

Seems to me like they did not lose god.

The fact is that people can lose hope and despair whether or not they believe in a god. Some might find solace in religion, but others may not. Having a god is not the solution to every problem.

Dave Brown said...

Eric, I'm guessing you have not been reading this blog very long. Soon you will be reading it for comic relief, like everybody else. In the meantime, here is a step-by-step guide for you or anyone to write their own "Moral Collapse of America" blog entry:

1. Find some news that you think is bad.
2. If the news is about abortion, skip directly to step 4. Otherwise, omit step 3.
3. Do some research of some kind. Discover easily-identifiable aspects of the story which demonstrate that the problem either has nothing to do with religion, or is actually aggravated by it.
4. Imperfectly relate parts of the story for a while.
5. When you start getting bored, just go to your sign-off line, which is always: That's what happens when people don't believe in Jesus hard enough!
6. Smart-assed atheists will immediately expose your illogical fallacies in the comments section, but don't worry about that. Jesus will punish them for being so uppity when they get to hell. Just move on to the next story.

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