But New Zealand’s image as a Garden of Eden was shattered last week on Friday when gunmen, filled with hatred and vengeance, opened fire in two mosques in the appropriately named Christchurch and spilled the blood of innocent worshippers.
The massacre left 50 dead and scores injured. New Zealanders were left reeling and count it as the darkest day in their history.
The massacre shows how hatred and violence have spread to all corners of the earth. Prayers and messages of peace and love seem to have now fallen on deaf ears as the world grows more violent by the day. Like many, I wonder what could have triggered the Australian to become a killing machine.
Violence is an innate characteristic of mankind. Men love violence. It gives them power and control over their opponents. America is largely responsible for exploiting this weakness in man for material gain. It propagates and spreads this culture of violence around the world with its violent films.