Look at that boy in your house, could he turn out like those pictured? Urban teachers usually make assessment as to the future of their students—in particular who will end up in prisons. Indeed, some teachers pray that the police would come this instance to remove certain boys from their classes.
Years ago, I had a high school student for whom I gave thanks to a deity when the boy was out sick. Fifteen years later, I saw the boy (now a young man) and he stopped and greeted me. He also informed me he had found God and was a different person.
Could God make a difference in those pictured youth lives? Often when we hear of horrific crimes, some parents come out expressing bewilderment because the boy was raised in a home of deeply religious parents.
Are some individuals born killers due to atavistic tendencies, where dormant genes of the savage apes in our distant evolutionary ancestor emerges? Surely, some individuals are born with extra fingers as are some individuals with both sex organs. So, is it not possible for a person to be a born killer?
Are there signs where some boys with smash any bugs or critters they come across, while others will care for them? If the boy in your house takes a glee in tormenting his pet, or is always trying to put the cat in the microwave, is that a sign for concern?
What do you do as a parent when your six-year-old boy lost 3 pet cats because he microwaved them? I do remember an episode of Oprah where a mother was on explaining the fear she had of her six year old son.