Misery and Massacres

I'm overwhelmed with sadness after just watching the story of another school shooting massacre on the news. Just when you forget the insanity some of us are capable of, it happens again. The wanton disregard for human life... it's hard to comprehend. It's devastating, it's unacceptable, and it's far far too sad for words.

Apparently, the type of gun used at this tragedy used wasn't outlawed in Australia after the Port Arthur massacre. That particular automatic pistol is still legal even here, much to the chagrin of Port Arthur survivors, and of course it will remain legal in the States, even after the next massacre.

When I heard the news, I buried my head in my hands and habitually said, 'oh my god', but the thing is... my god wouldn't let this happen... my god would swoop in and stop it... my god would would make it right. Unfortunately though, my god doesn't exist, and the christian god who sat through the whole thing waiting for more people to praise him, doesn't exist either... which is sort of comforting in a strange way. The idea of such a god is unbearable.

Again, I have to say, the idiots who think tribulation and hell are things to come in the future, are complete moronic twats.

2 comments:

James said...

"Heaven" and "Hell" are both here and now--so true.

James said...

Found a cool quote from Isaac Asimov that you might like:

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more.

For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.


Isaac Asimov