“AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH”
“And the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth” (Gen. 6:11, 12).
Philadelphia, 1971: Two boys aged 10 and 11 were put on probation following an orgy of beating, raping, robbing and burning in the apartment of an 84-year-old widow. The boys used the ruse of offering to do some shopping for the widow as a means of entrance, then proceeded to wreck the apartment, spray paint graffiti on walls, cut the widow’s hair off, burn her breast and stomach and rob her of $200.
Maule, France, 1972: Two fifteen-year-old youths, bored after watching the local afternoon matinee, went rampaging through liquor cabinets in private homes. With the help of an appropriated .22 rifle they staged a “western-style” shoot-out by blasting out window panes in one residence. In the process, they managed to wound two children and hold off police for several hours.
Sydney, 1973: A 57-year-old driver returning home one night dies suddenly and violently from a knife plunged through his chest. Motive for the murder — unknown.
by George Ritter
Good News Magazine March 1976
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