From Janice T. Brines, White Lake:
Sitting at my grandson’s elementary school bus stop, (I) got an ear full. Two children between first- and fifth-grade were discussing how to kill a human. One of them was talking while the other one was poking him (or her) trying to tell him, “No, no, this is how.” Were they talking about a game, a book, or the real thing? Parents: What are your children doing and do you approve of it? Reading books, watching movies, playing games about killing humans. I was appalled. When does this story-telling possibly become a reality to small minds still being formed morally? As a grand-parent, I felt such sadness that those children could have been my grand-children. To say it’s just a book, or just a movie, or just a game — for some it may become more reality to them if there is no balance.
These are children who were given to us to protect, to help them grow to be the best they can be morally, emotionally, mentally and physically. God game them to us; it is our responsibility to be responsible for everything that they come in contact with. As a parent and a grand-parent, I pray for my children and grand-children. As an adult, I need to be responsible for what I do or don’t do.
Heads up, parents. These children are yours to form morally for a short period of time. It is our God-given responsibility to take a stand for our children. I don’t remember in my childhood hearing children discussing how to kill a human — did you?