The Columbine Mystique

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"We might have dodged a bullet today folks - literally and figuratively. The only casualty we have is a dead young women and a grieving family. She died for what? We have no answers except the Columbine Mystique."

The Columbine High School shooting. It started shortly before noon on April 20, 1999. That is when the Columbine mystique began. Or was it? Some think it started on April 20, 1889. Why then? It was the birthday of Adolph Hitler. And one hundred years later was the Columbine shooting. What do these two dates have to do with each other? We might never know. That secret might have died with Dylan Kiebold and Eric Harris.
Truly seduced by the dark side, Kiebold and Harris became the personification of evil. They fell into the Goth culture, dark music, and worst. The fact they should become infatuated with Adolph Hitler, was the next logical step for their sick thinking. They ventured so far off the edge of reality, when the shooting started, they showed their true colors. They targeted mostly athletes, minorities, and Christians. Then similar to Hitler, once the killing was over, they killed themselves.
Today, a young woman from South Florida died in a park in Colorado. She made quite a splash in her last days of life. For some reason, unknown, or not understandable to normal folks, she wanted to imitate, or do something similar to the horror which happened twenty years ago. She bought a pump action shotgun, got on a plane, and headed for Colorado. When the word got out she was headed for Denver, a massive manhunt started. Then - 500,000 kids got the day off of school. Then for reasons not known at the time of this article, she was found dead in that Colorado park.
Do you understand all of this? I sure don't. And the kids who have graduated from Columbine High School over the years sure don't either. In fact - many are feeling a bit snake bit. Why here? Why us? Columbine will forever be equated with one of the worst mass shootings in American history. The saddest part is what happened today might not be the final chapter in the Columbine Mystique. There might be another, then another, then another. Why? Logic has no answers, and evil has no bounds.
We might have dodged a bullet today folks - literally and figuratively. The only casualty we have is a dead young women and a grieving family. She died for what? We have no answers except the Columbine Mystique. Or there could be one more answer. When we take God out of the equation, evil is quick to fill the void. Stay close to God folks. It is our best answer to fighting evil.