Turns out that the Jared Loughner, the Arizona shooter, was not under the influence of Tea Party politics - he was under the influence of Satan:
An altar containing articles used in occult ceremonies has been uncovered in the backyard of Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting 19 people, six of whom died, at a congresswoman’s public event in Tucson on Saturday.I worry with all the television shows and books on witchcraft, magic, and the occult, young people are more frequently exposing themselves to the demonic forces.
The New York Daily News is reporting that investigators found a shrine hidden in a camouflage tent behind Loughner’s Tucson home. The altar contained a skull sitting on a pot filled with shriveled oranges. A row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil lay nearby. Experts said all the items are elements typically featured in occult ceremonies.
If so, I hate to say it, Jared Loughner won't be the last.
Let us pray and do penance. As Saint Paul wrote:
"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" (Eph 6:12).