Mass Shooting Day — 0064

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • On the subway in New York City, a man falls down and has a seizure. Another man jumps up, calls on the blood of Jesus, and prays. Soon, he is joined by a circle of “saints”, praying and calling on the blood of Jesus. Later, someone asks the man who had started the prayer circle, what happened to the man with the seizure. Did he recover? “I don’t know. I had to go to work, and got off the train.”
    • In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Good Samaritan did not form a prayer circle over the man in the road. He gave the man practical assistance.
    • The man having a seizure needed practical assistance, without which he might die.
    • In our society, millions of people are in need of practical assistance (before they feel driven to do something drastic, like shoot somebody). How are they helped by prayer circles? The Almighty gave us hands to help people with — not just to clasp them in prayer.
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Remember it?
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Do the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews even know what their books are telling them?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 19, 2017) is day 0064. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0064.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0063

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • The Beatitudes. Remember those?
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Remember it?
  • Who knows? If we remember them, it might help.
  • Supposedly, this is a Christian society.
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Do the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews even know what their books are telling them?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 18, 2017) is day 0063. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0063.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0062

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • Are you better than others? What does that mean?
    • I am better than a baby. I can walk and talk and control my body and clean up after myself. I can feed and dress myself. I love babies. And, being better than babies means that we need to take care of them — lovingly.
    • I am better than those who are weaker than I am, whether through old age or disease or some disability. They need those of us who are stronger than they are to take care of them — lovingly.
    • I am better than those who are poorer than I am. I don’t know how that happened. I don’t know how someone became homeless, or why someone is begging on the street. All I know is that I have been blessed to have and that they are in a condition of need. They need those of us who have more to help them — lovingly.
    • I don’t know if I am morally better than other people. When faced with the same challenges, would I do as well? “Judge not,” as the book says.
    • Why is it that some people think that a sign of superiority is to abuse other people? Whole segments of our society are nasty, abusive, and violent — and they think they are superior? Is this a joke? Sadly, it is not.
  • Faced with a problems — challenges — who would I be to decide that other people must die?
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Do the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews even know what their books are telling them?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 17, 2017) is day 0062. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0062.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0061

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • Got a problem? Shoot it.
  • We don’t solve problems. We fight them.
  • Even health is not about healing. It’s about fighting disease.
  • Instead of looking for magic bullets, we need to cultivate the process of healing — in the health of our physical body and in the health of our society.
  • Patience patience patience.
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Do you feel lonely or invisible in your church, mosque, or synagogue? (It’s not you. It’s them. Why can’t they see you?)
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 16, 2017) is day 0061. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0061.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0060

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • We know the people who one day shoot other people.
    • They live next door. They work in the same office. We commute together. We see them when we shop.
    • They live in the same house, in the same dorm, sit next to us in class.
    • They are our friends, our relatives, our mates. We share a room with them. We share the bed.
  • Or do we know them at all?
  • We are a nation of strangers. Occasionally, we smile at each other, in passing.
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Do you feel lonely or invisible in your church, mosque, or synagogue? (It’s not you. It’s them. Why can’t they see you?)
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 15, 2017) is day 0060. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0060.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0059

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • By what standard is the United States the “richest” nation in the world?
    • “Richest” in Mass Shootings?
    • “Richest” in violence?
    • “Richest” in unhappiness?
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Does your faith perpetuate or passively abide oppression — then disavows the physical violence that erupts as a consequence?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 14, 2017) is day 0059. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0059.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0058

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • No one is more undeservedly unhappy and frustrated than American white men.
    • America is still on top of the world.
    • White people are still on top of America.
    • White men are still better off than white women.
  • White men are actually just human beings.
    • Life is a wonderful blessing even if you live in a small weak nation.
    • Life is a wonderful blessing even if you are not at the top of your society.
    • Life is a wonderful blessing even when you respect women. (What a strange thing, that needs to be said!)
  • Many people — not just American white men — suffer from a misplaced sense of entitlement.
    • Be grateful for your blessings.
    • Don’t assume that you deserve things that other people don’t have.
    • Don’t be upset if someone else has more than you.
  • There is a build-up of frustration, which leads to violence and killing.
    • The gun is not the only instrument of mass violence. We need to add vehicular assault to the list.
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Does your faith perpetuate or passively abide oppression — then disavows the physical violence that erupts as a consequence?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 13, 2017) is day 0058. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0058.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0057

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • “Oppression is worse than killing.” (Qur’an)
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Does your faith perpetuate or passively abide oppression — then disavows the physical violence that erupts as a consequence?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 12, 2017) is day 0057. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0057.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0056

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • Physical violence is rooted in psychological violence.
  • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society?
    • Or is it a temple of psychological violence?
    • Is your church, mosque, or synagogue an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 11, 2017) is day 0056. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0056.

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Mass Shooting Day — 0055

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

In the United States of America, every day is a Mass Shooting Day. It is no longer news. It is the new normal. (The “new normal”?! What is this — a fashion statement?) It should never be normal. We need to reject it.

Just as the daily news reports counted the days of the Iran Hostage Crisis, so should we count the days of mass shootings — until we put an end to it. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

  • In this society, money is God.
    • People call themselves Christians, Muslims, Jews, or believers of some sort in the God who created the entire vastness of the cosmos — but in their everyday lives, money is God. Money determines how they live, where they live, who they associate with, and how they think about each other.
    • Even people who call themselves atheists have the same God as most everyone else. In this society, money is God.
  • And human life is trivial.
    • If the Great Altar of Wall Street lost a hundred points every day, the society would be in a frenzy. Stock market collapses! Run for the hills!
    • But, there is a Mass Shooting every day. No big deal.
  • The people church-goers claim to follow saw human live as sacred and meaningful, beyond the basic animal needs and desires. What went wrong?
    • The prophets were opposed to serving false gods. Money is a false god. Look at how serving the false god of money is ruining human society.
    • Is your church, mosque, temple, tabernacle, or synagogue addressing issues of importance in the life of the society? Is it an uplifting house of enlightenment and compassion and intelligent commitment to reform and healing and helpfulness? If not, get the hell out.

Unless I hear otherwise, I assume that this day and every day is a Mass Shooting Day.

I started the count Saturday, June 17, 2017. Today (August 10, 2017) is day 0055. Hopefully, we will put an end to this scourge before I run out of numbers.

Mass Shooting Day 0055.

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