Two girls get shot and these idiots say it's a test of faith? Maybe it's a test of God's devine protection against flying lead.
Satan made me post this snide remark.
Okay, so they're holding in all this despair and doubt. How long until it causes one of them to snap and do something similar?
God Mad! God smash!
I don't recall you being so much of an asshole when the Amish community forgave the shooter that killed all those little children because he had some grudge against the amish?
Your hate getting the better of you?
No wonder you and Newspeak get along so well.
Your kinda a homophobe, aren't ya Dan.
Letting go of anger and fear can allow for a clear mind, but one should never stop asking questions.
Well, what they really should be asking is who pissed off Jesus to make him spank them so hard?
This is just more of the Power of Positive Thinking goop that has been adopted by conservative Christians and their charities.
From their perspective, if you ask "Why?" you are a spiritual deviant.
This movement MUST have something to do with ignoring social issues and presidential lies as a trend on the right.
It's also dripped down to secular charities. I've had an interesting "discussion" with a career training and coaching charity for women wherein "women" does not include lesbians. And if I'd just be positve (and not ask why), I'd be "happier and more successful."
I suspect Mr. Poe.
It's one thing to forgive the shooter. (Although, I personally feel that forgiveness is highly overrated.) It's another thing to feel prideful and joyous about it. What the fuck?
Hmmm... it wasn't as if the Amish blamed Satan and then basked in their own self-righteousness, though!
One of the functions of religion is to numb the pain of life. It seems like a good thing to have this sort of defense against horrors like this shooting, but it makes me wonder if this mechanism isn't also what religions use to enlist suicide attackers.
Funny that when bad things happen to evangelicals it's Satan testing their faith. When bad things happen to non-evangelicals it's the wrath of a vengeful God.
As for the Amish, what @11 said. I should also add that the Amish aren't trying to convert everyone else to their way of life, either by handing out tracts or by forcing it on us by changing public policy. Nor to the best of my knowledge do they believe that God will send people to spend eternity in a subterranean blast furnace because of who they voted for. The Amish are much more Christian than any evangelical I have ever met.
It's hard for the retarded to feel complex emotions.
"Why should I ask questions? Those might make me wonder if there is something my group is doing that might have encouraged that attack? Its better to be free of thought, because then I don't have to wonder if I am supporting an organization that is so emotionally abusive that people attack us with weapons. Wait, no, I almost started questioning there. Silly me, God is just testing my faith by killing two innocent people, for no damned reason."
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