On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Night Rises. A gunman dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 and injuring 58 others. The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside.
drugs when he killed all those people?”
Why would I even consider it being a drug issue at such a time as this? Because previous research on the part of this editor had revealed that in every school shooting from Columbine to Virginia Tech, the perpetrator was on psychotropic drugs.
In fact, over four years ago, on January 22, 2008, I had written a Health Tip regarding psychotropic drugs and their dangers.
Editor RespondsEarly the very next morning, when I first learned about the Aurora, Colorado massacre, the first words out of my mouth to Rhonda were: “What I want to know is: Was James Eagan Holmes on psychotropic
My Concern ConfirmedWell, it didn’t take long for me to have confirmation that I was probably right in blaming the Aurora massacre on those psychotropic drugs when I read this headline on July 28th: “Colorado Shooting Suspect was Under Care of Threat-Assessment Psychiatrist”. Following are excerpts from the article:
“A former University of Colorado graduate student accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a shooting rampage at Denver-area Movie Theater last week was under the care of a psychiatrist who was part of a campus threat-assessment team. . . . . Mr. Holmes was a psychiatric patient of Dr. Fenton. . . . . Fenton, medical director for student mental health services at the University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, provides medicationAnyone who has seen on television pictures of the murderer in the court room following the incident saw for themselves the effect the drugs are still having on Mr. Holmes. Those scenes reveal Mr. Holmes sitting there in the courtroom like a zombie, obviously drugged, and looking unaware of what is transpiring around him.
and psychotherapy for grad students. . . . .”
What Does God Say About These Drugs?In the Bible, Revelation 18:23 provides some very interesting words:
“. . . for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy SORCERIES were all nations deceived.”A concordance will reveal that the word “sorceries” used here comes from the Greek word “PHARMAkia” which in today’s English would be translated “drugs”. It is from the word “PHARMAkia” we get the words pharmaceutical, pharmacy, and pharmacist. So what is the Bible telling us here in Revelation 18:23? It is telling us that these drugs are deceiving all nations. All drugs, whether doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter, are toxic poisons to the physical body and the mind! And with regard to these psychotropic drugs, they definitely poison the mind.