Immediately after Chris Harper Mercer shot, killed and wounded almost two dozen people in the Umpqua Community College near Roseburg Oregon, the investigators, media and the usual plethora of ‘experts’ rushed to the scene to do what they do best – run the word ‘tragedy’ into the ground while wringing their hands in disbelief and confusion.
Second to the word ‘tragedy’ is the next great quest to ascertain the reasons – why?
Only those who know the scripture (The Bible) will get this answer right, but they will be the last ones to be asked, and as usual, their answers will be totally disregarded.
A unique aspect of this shooting is that 26 year old Mercer asked his victims if they were Christians. If they said yes, he shot them in the head. If they said no or remained silent he shot them in the legs. It is here that we come closer to the “why” of these shootings, but we will address the significance of this fact to summarize – a summary you may not like.
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