Barring any desire or wish of being dogmatic and judgmental about this still fresh horrific episode, the following is advanced to offer a possible rationale of what happened in Las Vegas.
As mentioned the city among other things, such as being the entertainment and gambling capital of the world, is also abashedly referred to as Sin City.
We know that among other things the concept of sin may be defined also as the omission of doing certain moral acts.
It is an undeniable indication that the US, especially because of liberal progressivism and moral relativism of the left, has been forcefully pushed toward trying to eliminate as much as it could any signs and semblances of religion in the public square and in public proceedings. Therefore, actively trying to remove God from everyday lives. Right or wrong, we concede that religion informs the learned moral values who hold dear in life, and also teaches us to earnestly pursue virtue in the living of our lives.
Thus, it is sad to note that the Las Vegas killer among other things is said to have no religion. That is what his brother declared. Therefore, he was not religious, showed no interest in it but was decidedly, a serious and heavy gambler. And probably that is why he had felt at home maintaining houses in Las Vegas and in Reno, too, another gambler’s paradise in the northern part of the same state of Nevada. He and his family had lived in Florida, and Texas before.
It should also be noted that just before the mass shooting occurred, the harvest festival concert which is essentially a County Western event, found it appropriate to insert in its loaded repertoire of songs, the singing of God Bless America that had the huge crowd of over 22,000 spiritedly chiming in. A most inspiring and elating exercise of homage and Christian affirmation of the supremacy of a Creator, which would a little later be terribly punctuated by such a horrific deed.
But think about it. It is like even in this ultra-modern age, the followers of God are still being harassed and persecuted. The Las Vegas massacre a clear sign that the random killing of innocents is still in vogue.
Interpreting part of the “hard sayings” that Christ bequeathed to us his followers, to try to explain the whys and wherefores of Paddock and his horrific deed.
When we do not pursue the path of virtue, we veer to the easy street of vice.
And it is because of vice that we have a life hereafter. Because vice brought death of body and soul right here on this earth. A living hell.
When vice reared its ugly head, the Creator had to provide the escape which is the life hereafter.
Paddock tried to infect the people with his dead body and soul by bringing physical death to them, except he did not consider the salvific life hereafter promised all of us.