Guys, I should really be doing a weekend wrap-up post, but this story really freaks me out this morning. Go to iafrica if you want to read the story.
A teenager went to school with samurai swords, masks of some crappy Satanist band and chops off the main artery of a fellow pupil! He then proceeds to attack two gardeners at the school and to wound another pupil. One have to ask yourself what is wrong with the world if thing like this happens. It's just plain crazy.
This links with another story that has been bugging me for more than a month. A mother is suicidal and depressed. She chooses the busiest highway in South Africa to jump from a overpass
bridge. Apparently she did not look before she jumped and could have landed in front of any vehicle - it so happens it was a truck and a very traumatised truck driver had to deal with the fact that he killed her. It could also have been a small car with kids in it and could have resulted in the passengers and drivers injury or death. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING! If you want to commit suicide (which is a very selfish act to start with), do it where you can do no harm to anyone else. Not is this way.
Yes, I know it looks as if I am insensitive towards people with depression, but I have been there myself, twice. I might have considered suicide the first time, but definitely not in such a way. With the grace of God (and a nice cocktail of pharmaceuticals) I came through it. I have so much sympathy for depressed people, but gosh, what more can I say.
Edited to add: I am thinking again of the Jodi Picault book "Nineteen minutes" about a school shooting. Read it if you are interested.