Skip to comments.Picture of the 8 year old killed in Boston yesterday
Posted on 04/16/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by beaversmom
This picture of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon terror attack is making everyone in the newsroom cry. Parents - are you talking to your children about the deadly explosions? What are you telling them?
Truthfully, I'm telling them not to believe a word you guys print about this tragedy.
Another here—almost certainly a First Communion picture.
When he’s old enough I will tell him that Satan rules this world. We are citizens of Heaven who are temporary legal resident aliens here. We are nevertheless called upon to do good here as much as possible, but we can’t be surprised when Satan’s forces win some battles.
Ah, nice picture of him. :(
I don’t recall writing that politically correct nonsense with my markers when I was in grade school. We should teach children the evils of Islam instead.
The left will use this photo as a rally cry to out law guns, personal protection and total big government control over every aspect of our lives to protect us from ourselves.
Are flags at half-staff around the country at public schools? One wonders what school teachers are telling the kids today...
From the article above...
“The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were made from six-liter pressure cookers packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings and stashed in black duffel bags, police sources revealed today.
The deadly devices ... have previously been used in terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan and were also used in the foiled Al-Qaeda attack on Times Square in 2010.
I don’t think flags should be at half mast over this.. The leftists have bastardized this symbolic gesture and it’s an affront to every member of our military who has died in combat, or any high level gov’t official who has died. Half mast is NOT appropriate here.
Will this poor young lad’s liberal parents or teachers now convert to conservatism? Or will they lay the blame at the feet of conservatism?
Still and all, heartbreaking. Poor little angel. However, you can't lose your head in emotion, that is what they count on.
From the Daily Mail:
Tragic: Martin Richard, right, is pictured with his family. His mother, Denise, has undergone brain surgery and his six-year-old sister Jane lost a leg in the blast, while his older brother, Henry, 12, escaped injury. They were at marathon to watch his father, Bill, cross the finish line
One Tin Soldier
Listen children to a story that was written long ago
‘bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below
on the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone
and the valley people swore they’d have it for their very own
Go ahead and hate your neighbor
go ahead and cheat a friend
do it in the name of heaven
justify it in the end
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away
So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill,
asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they’d kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom “with our brothers we will share.
All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there.”
Now the valley cried with anger,”mount your horses, draw your swords”
And they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure, on the mountain dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it; PEACE ON EARTH was all it said.
Thank you to all those fearless people who rushed to help the injured and their families. As these people remember the horror of this event, your concern and kindness will be a comforting memory.
God bless this kid's soul.
It’s actual Christian theology.
It’s what the Bible teaches, and I believe it.
Couldn't agree more...of course, now I appear 'insensitive'...
For when they shall say, Peace and safety;
then sudden destruction cometh upon them,
as travail upon a woman with child;
and they shall not escape.
Sorry—what do you mean? Is “This^^” good or bad?
A shorthand affirmation. As in, this is the correct answer/response.
In regards to the question of talking to the kids... This is going to sound invented, but it is the truth: Saturday, my wife and 8 year old son were unable to go to my gunshop with me (they normal come in on Saturdays and help) due to it being opening ceremonies day for my son's Little League, and the fact that he had a 5:30 game. We met at the local Cracker Barrel after the game for dinner. My son chose to ride back to the house with me... He looked up and noticed the crescent moon and the bright star over it and asked me to look at it as well. I told him that it was very pretty, but every time I see the moon and that star aligned that way that I worry about an attack by islamists.
We then went on to discuss the different symbols of the different religions... The cross... The Star of David... and the crescent moon and star. I explained to him that islamists look for any excuse to attack, including signs in the heavens such as a crescent moon and the star. We have always made it a point to never hide anything about the way religions respond to religions. He fully understands the dangers of islam, and knows the history of their attacks. He knows that I lost friends on 9/11 and that islamists where the murderers on that day. He understands that they do not attack you for anything that you have done to them, but rather the fact that you are who you are... He knows that "taqiyya" (lying per the instruction of allah) is acceptable to them, and that they will do so without a second thought if it furthers their advance. He understands that the only thing jihadists respect is brute force, and that they view "negotiation" as a sign of weakness. He knows that they, from their perspective, feel they have all the time in the world to complete their conquest of the world and that therefore they are very patient.
Yesterday, when we picked him up from school, we told him what had happened in Boston... We discussed the victims, the deaths, the injuries, and the motives. He watched the video of the explosion on television. I don't believe that shielding him from this would serve any good purpose. There are certain things from which I protect my son in order to let him be a child for as long as possible... But I will not hide the truth regarding islam from him, lest I cause him ignorance that would bring him to harm. He understands that there is a time to fight and a time to walk away... In order to help him know the diffence I teach him the important things. He knows his U.S. history, and once (when about 4) told me that he wanted to be a soldier in WWII when he grows up so that he can fight Hitler and those like him. (He also has posters of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights - along with a pocket guide to each.) He has made "gold honor roll" ever since he started school - but I am just as proud of him for his since of patriotism and his knowledge of U.S. History.
If parents care about their children at all, they need to be educating them on the deceitful ways of islam and other such ilk.
normal = normally
My goodness, I'm not doing well at all in composition today...
Always great what you can learn at FR.
Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you raising your son very well.
P.S. I saw that beautiful crescent and star the other night too.