You know the story: a gunman armed with semiautomatic weapons invaded an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 children, 5 adults, and then himself. The children were only 5 to 10 years old. There is nothing more horrible than the pain of lives unfulfilled, the massacre of young innocents who never got a chance to let their lives unfold. For years the parents will be thinking “what if?” and trying to make sense of the senseless.
I don’t feel like fulminating right now against gun laws (see P.Z.’s short take on this: “I have no idea what could motivate a man to gun down 3rd graders, but I do know it’s past time to put rational gun control laws in place. Give it an hour, some idiot will propose arming all the 7 year olds instead.”), or gloating about how this supports the absence of God. So let’s just see how the faithful deal with this horror. It’s obviously because Americans have kicked God out of our schools!
Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the execrable American Family Association. “God doesn’t want to go where he’s not wanted. He’s a gentleman.”
Mike Huckabee, failed politician and Baptist minister, makes the same excuse:
Huckabee notes that God will be there with hugs and consolation after the tragedy, but let it happen because of our godlessness. It’s obviously the same God who ordered Abraham to kill Isaac.
Zazzle is capitalizing on school shootings and religiosity with this tee-shirt:
What has our country come to? First the loonies who kill, then the loonies who explain.