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Mass Murder and the Incredible Shrinking God

Mass Murder and the Incredible Shrinking God

Atheism, Christianity, citizenship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God, Grief, Guns, hate, Islam, nonviolence, Pain and Suffering, peace and justice, Politics, prayer, Rationality, Religion, secularism, sorrow, Theology, violence
OK … full disclosure … I don’t get it. I mean … I.   Just.   Don’t.   Get.   It.  I am writing this on 3 December the day after 14 people were shot and killed in San Bernardino, CA, by two people whose motivation, as of this writing, is as yet unclear. Well … life is full of mysteries, isn’t it? But here is one more. In the wake of the shooting, various members of Congress – all Republican, as far as I know, though party affiliation is utterly beside the point, so please … save yourself the trouble of providing partisan counter-examples – various members of Congress issued public statements … actually publicity statements … piously assuring the victims’ families and friends that their (the Congress members’) “prayers are with you in this difficult time” (or words to that effect). To...