Short on time at the moment, but will return to add commentary to this post.
Question: When we all learned of the horrific deliberate crash of the Germanwings plane that killed all 150 people on board, what was your first thought about the co-pilot that did this?
Here is what I’ve learned so far:
2. In the comment section at Shoebat.com, I read this: Muslim Issue: Germanwings co-pilot praised on Facebook: ‘Our holy martyr Lubitz died for our prophet’ [Note the screen-shot of the FB page which has now, apparently, been scrubbed.]
Another site that I visited (can’t find it quickly right now) claims that the FB page was scrubbed.
Be back soon for more commentary.
Sorry about the delay regarding more commentary, but new developments might help to shed some light upon the reason why this sick individual purposely crashed a plane filled with 149 people.
First, research has led to the possibility that the FB page created (and then deleted) was propaganda meant to steer people in the wrong direction regarding the perpetrator’s religious beliefs.
Popular blogger Pamela Geller reported about the same FB page yesterday. Comments (over 265) vary under the article.
That said, we still don’t have all of the answers yet. Not sure that we ever will.
Reports today are pointing towards mental illness and depression which can lead someone into absolute hopelessness and despair, causing them to take their own lives. However, not every person who suffers with such illnesses intends, or carries out a plan to kill 149 other people along with themselves.
For example. Actor Robin Williams suffered from depression and (reportedly) the onset of Parkinson’s disease which caused many to conclude that he took his own life so that he wouldn’t be a burden to his family.
In the Lubitz case, the suicidal person planned out his own demise and obviously desired to take many others (most of them strangers) along with him. That is not just suicide. It is a homicidal act of murder, often attributed to serial killers.
Here are some updated articles:
The Last Refuge
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
I, the LORD, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.
“As a partridge that broods but does not hatch,
So is he who gets riches, but not by right;
It will leave him in the midst of his days,
And at his end he will be a fool.”
A glorious high throne from the beginning
Is the place of our sanctuary.
O LORD, the hope of Israel,
All who forsake You shall be ashamed.
“Those who depart from Me
Shall be written in the earth,
Because they have forsaken the LORD,
The fountain of living waters.”
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.
Are you in despair? There is hope!
No matter what is happening in this fallen world, there is the hope of Jesus Christ!
How To Know God Personally [Click on link to discover the principles!]
What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you?
You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.
The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ…