Tragic responses

Tragedy brings out the worst in some people. I’d like to share a few quotes that got my blood boiling today.

“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” [former governor Mike] Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. “Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?” Link

[Christian radio host Bryan] Fischer made the case that, in his mind, God would have protected the shooting victims had there been a system of school prayer and a respect for the Ten Commandments in public classrooms. Link

Just an aside here — can someone give me a few examples of times when someone attacked a group of children in a place God was welcome and God miraculously protected them? I’m assuming there are many, but I can’t think of any.

The Atheistic world view without God, cheapens life to a point where a 24-year old man finds that he can go into a classroom and kill children. When young people grow up with little or no knowledge of God’s existence, then they have no moral compass that teaches them the incredible value of human life. Link

When Atheist Remove God, Satan Rushed In! In the end your either with God or Satan, there is no gray area! We are in a Spiritual War Have No-Doubt About It! Link (comment)

Your absolutely right about that, we get rid of God, and the highest authority is man then it’s an easy solution to your misery, go on a killing spree hurt anything innocent, then kill yourself and there’s no one left to answer to. your dead, so it’s left up to the rest of us to pick up the pieces, because there is no God , no hell, no eternal damnation. “CHANGE” our values, “CHANGE” our God, CHANGE our history and culture, and what do we get. Link (comment)

You are 100% right JIM…this is the main reason I hate that “good without God” crap that atheists try and pull. Just because EVERY atheist (or even the majority) doesn’t go around killing children (although they actually do, it’s called abortion and its just as sick and wrong as this) doesn’t mean that a godless society doesn’t CREATE these kinds of monsters by removing a moral authority…just too bad we are simply too far gone to come back now, all we can do is sit back and watch the world burn Link (comment)

Lest I give the impression that I think all Christians are completely out of touch with reality, let me finish with one Christian who is an example of a religious person who has his head on straight:

However, I am compelled to remind all of you of something: evil is not worse today than at any other time in history. Yes, this is probably, since the explosion at the Murrah Building (in what was the worst tragedy I had ever heard of at that point in time) on April 19, 1995, in my hometown of Oklahoma City. Though I actually felt the blast that killed 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6, I think this may be even worse. The intentionality involved baffles me. Yet in some respects, evil is not worse. What is worse, relatively speaking, is our ability to know about these things. Before the internet, before Twitter and Facebook, before twenty-four hour world news (that lives or dies by the existence of tragedy), we would not have known about the tragic happenings such as these outside of our communities. We would not have known about these children who died today. However, today, though Christ tells us that we can only bear our own evils, we are expected to shoulder the pains of twenty sets of parents who just lost their five-year-old boys and girls. And you know what? We were not meant to. God did not create us with enough emotional stamina to bear this much evil. Link

I don’t agree with the theology, but I can definitely empathize with the sentiment.

If you come across more quotes like these, I would appreciate your sharing them in the comments.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Comment, Dealing with religious folks

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  1. Written by Mark
    on December 15, 2012 at 9:43 am
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    Wee there children at the Sikh Temple? Of course christians would simply say that they were welcoming the wrong god.

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