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Friday, August 04, 2006

Where is the world heading?

Over the past two weeks I have been reflecting upon where this world is heading in regards to the care of children. For those of you outside to Utah (or people inside of Utah but who haven't been paying attention to the news), two little girls have been killed in the last two weeks. Destiny, a five year old little girl, was lured away from her front yard by a neighbor. They eventually found her body in the basement of a man who lived only a few houses away from her. Stuffed in a plastic container, Destiny had been sexually abused.

A few days ago, Shelby was beaten to death by her father in his attempt to "discipline"her. After beating her with his hands and a belt, he killed his ten-year-old daughter. A step-brother eventually called 911. These two stories have made me sick. How can people treat their fellow human beings this way; especially children. Innocent lives taken by adults who are sick and do not understand how precious and important children are. It makes a person afraid to raise a child in this world of ours. I wish I knew how to stop horrible things like this from happening.

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