"Violence is a lie, for it goes against the truth of our faith, the truth of our humanity. Violence destroys what it claims to defend: the dignity, the life, the freedom of human beings. Violence is a crime against humanity for it destroys the very fabric of society." Pope John Paul II
Genesis 6:11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. (NIV)
Things have not changed very much over the millennia. So what is our only hope? The only answer: Jesus Christ.
Psalm 140:1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence. (NIV)