Why Do People Throw It ALL Away? As a pastor, I wanted to present to all of my brothers and sisters and fellow pastors a question that may have a number of answers ... It seems, at least out here in California, that every day the news reports on another teacher or adult coach has been arrested for molestting their charges. And this doesn't include the thing with the CAtholic church and its priests!!! :tonofbricks: Be it female teachers on boys or girls, OR male teachers on boys and girls in their classrooms and or on the team they coach, the problem seems to be growing, and with that comes my question: Why would an individual, who spent no less than six years in college/university, THROW AWAY ALL THAT TIME AND PERSONAL EFFORT for a momentary fantasy coming to reality and in turn harming the children they were hired to teach and protect? After all, it is not cheap going to college, today, and once they are caught and convicted, they lose their career, and teaching permit/license, and for what? They destroy the life of the child! Lately, there have been teachers and coaches arrested, and quite a few claim to be very involved in their local churches. Is this a sign of the times? Is it just a result of the morals within America being cheapened with all that capitalism, political correctness, and tolerance has allowed to flow freely in society [through things such as pot sales, porn on television, etc.]? And where is the church; and what is the local church doing to help society return to the day when such things were not so prevalent? Is it even within the scope and power of the church to turn the tide of this growing sickness; BY being more vocal, through holding tent meeting revivals on the corners of neighborhoods, and collectively working with all denominations to protest or boycot advertisers of the prime time televison shows that freely braodcast the loose moral standards being seen on television and cable today? I gues one more question is, is it even worth the efforts to protest and boycott? Can society be changed, or is this just the result of evil permeating the hearts, thoughts and lifes of millions of people around the world? :1_grouphug: I know this was a long question, but in a nutshell, can we change the direction we are headed for the best interest of our children and those individuals who are tempted and act out on their temptation, ruining the memories and life of its victims?