How many of those parents who lost children in the Connecticut shooting are christian?
If you pray over their bodies after this then in my opinion you disrespect their memory, where was your bloody god when they needed him most!?
I had a long cry after seeing the story, but I'm not forgetting we are still killing children with drones, oh do you want me to feel sorry for your loss?, I feel sorry for the children NOT you!
Nina, your first words appear to say that Obama has ordered the targeting of children and first responders the way the shooter targeted the Connecticut school children.
You did indeed digress, but your final paragraph gives me hope.
One of the hellishly difficult things that politically active people have to do is to refrain from dumping our emotions in convenient places. Instead, we have to collect the energy our emotions give us and use it effectively. With practice, it becomes easier to do but we might look like mechanical people.
We have emotions, but dumping them would weaken our efforts.
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Added later, Nina.
Your words in the posts just above lead me to question my conclusion about hope.
Must you drone on and on about the same subject..?
Next time, at least try to be a little bit original in your criticism. Like, American school children lighting candles for Pakistani drone victims:
We've been hearing about kids dying in Africa and in war torn countries for decades, we're numb to it. It's like watching a murder on a tv show, we just blink through it now. But when it happens in our own back yard in such a quiet little place at such a tragic time, it's different.
You're right. And our numbness is important. It helps perpetuate the status quo. Even what happens in our own backyard can be ignored. I already ignore the drug violence in my city quite easily. Every now and then something so heinous occurs that is jolts us out of our stupour. Maybe people will react differently to this crime--to change things--but I remain skeptical.
Bryan Fischer, on his Christian radio show, as well as Mike Huckabee on "Fox News," said that the reason the children were killed was that prayer is not allowed in schools - that God wreaked his vengeance by allowing these children to die. Could this BE a stronger indictment of religion? For that matter, could it be stronger indictment of the callousness of Fischer and Huckabee?
+1...And also that makes the murderer god's prophet.
Mike Huckabee, my former governor, is a stereotypical white conservative fundamentalist wacko. He has no valid answers to events like this.
Statements such as those made by Huckabee (and many others) are callous in the extreme. To believe what he apparently believes does indeed make the shooter the "scourge of god". In Huckabee's view, this should elevate the shooter to sainthood.
Indeed! This is just one more piece of evidence that there is no such thing as an omnipotent, omniscient, OMNIBENEVOLENT God. Let's hear it, Christians. Explain again how YOUR GOD let this grotesque horror happen. Was He just impotent to prevent it? Or was He, like the Old Testament Yahweh, uncaring?
Huckabee and Fischer should join with westboro baptist church, they pretty much believe and say the same thing.