They sought out Christians to shoot because of their beliefs. I've been bullied, but I deal with it. Just because people give you a hard time doesn't justify going on a shooting spree. You talk to someone about it, not hold the anger inside until it explodes.
I call them cowards because they thought killing people then shooting themselves would change anything. If they wanted to be heard or make a change, there were way better methods of doing so.
they did not. they did not have specific targets, they shot anyone that was in front of them. maybe you should do your research on those boys and that massacre before commenting. calling someone a coward for taking their own life is rubbing salt on an open wound, people like you are the reason why kids kill themselves, they are misunderstood and have been called names like coward possibly their whole life, so they can't take it anymore and kill themselves, and some people hate the world so much for what it's done to them, that they decide to bring some people with them, those people have been tormented so much, it messes with their heads and causes them to go insane.
A COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER ! Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High shootings, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, teacher, and politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words, spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. The following is a portion of the transcript: "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of man. We all contain the seeds of kindness or of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart. "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this very room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
"Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You've stripped away our heritage, You've outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question "Why?" You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!"
"Men and women are three-part beings. consisting of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and thus, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors or gun laws. They spent months planning this massacre. The real villain lies within their hearts. "As my son Craig lay under that table in the library and saw his two friends murdered before his eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I challenge you to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!" - Darrell Scott
The Scott family milked Rachel's death and have told lies about Eric and Dylan to make them look like even worse people, too many people have focused on her and not shown any love for the 14 other victims (including eric and dylan). her death was tragic, but so were everybody else's who died in that school. just sayin'.
What a disgusting way of putting that, using someone's death as an opportunity to point back to God is wholly legitimate and not in any way "milking" it is opportunity. What Mr. Darrell Scott said was true, and nothing that you are saying invalidates his statements. Also, it was 13 victims, not 14.
did i say 14? i meant 15, including eric and dylan. let's not get religion in this. this guy milked his daughter's death for his own shot at fame, his brother is doing the same thing but he was there, he knows his shit. the father just sees dylan and eric as mindless killers, he did not know them, he didn't read the journals. he put words in his deceased daughter's mouth when he talks about her.
This is beautiful. I love the message, and it's certainly true. I don't agree with what they did, but if I had gone to the school at the time, I would have talked to them, because I myself am a nobody. Everyone is beautiful- it just gets hidden by so much anger and hate that most people just can't see it anymore. Wish I could have known them, led them down a different path. God bless all /15/ people who died that day.
thank you, i remember showing my grandma and at first she was like "uh.....um...oh.....ok....kinda dark." and i told her the story of eric and dylan and showed her their senior photos and she was like "wow they looked like great boys, sad no one was nice to them." she said "i think if people were nicer to eric, then columbine wouldn't have happened."
Which is really, and sadly, very true. If Eric hadn't been basically the bullied outcast, it probably wouldn't have happened and no one would automatically think "Oh yeah! Colorado's the state with the Columbine shooting!". I'm from Colorado, and I get that a lot more than I should as a response when I tell people where I'm from than I should. It's crazy.