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Sunday, December 16, 2012

LXXXIX. Where was God?

With the horrible news of the shootings in Connecticut this week our hearts should go out to all of the people who have suffered through these kinds of tragedies that seem to keep happening and at an alarming increasing rate.  Please pray for the victims and survivors, their families, and yes, even for the shooter's families and him.  Why do things like this happen?  Where is God when these things happen?
 
Many are going to angry just because this post mentions that God has something to do with it but then again look at the title of this blog.
 
FOXNews asked Mike Huckabee about this.  And if you go to yahoo, huffingtonpost and all of these other stupid media outlets 99% of the people argue against what Huckabee said.  He claimed the lack of God in schools is what caused this.  And out come the atheists and anti-theists trying to tear him up.  However, what the media and the posters are failing to read is that FOXNews asked Mike to answer like a minister not a politician and posed the question to him about how he would answer those people who are going to ask, "where was God?".  Mike's answer was not how the victim's cut God out of schools like the readers and posters are manipulating others into believing, but just the fact that God is just not allowed in schools.  He simply says if God is not there then we need to expect tragedies to happen.  He wasn't blaming the victims.  His best point was this:  if God is not allowed into the front door then why do we expect Him to be at the back door?  It is amazing though how people don't want to hear about God until something bad happens, then people either turn to Him or blame Him.
 
Anyway, God had nothing to do with this shooting or any other shooting for that matter.  He doesn't have these things happen so we can learn the correct way.  He doesn't put ideas into the shooter's head.  He doesn't pull the trigger.  This all about man.  This is all about how man wants to live on his own and forget about any morality system.  Man's morality says that God is not allowed in schools.  Now we have to deal with it.  Our lifestyles are all about satisfying ourselves and not living for anything anymore.  We do not know how to interact with people anymore.  We play video games that shoot people and we get satisfaction out of.  We are constantly on our cell phones, not talking but playing games or texting.  We are on our facebooks at home, at work, at sporting events, even at church.  Yes this blog is on a computer and uses the technology to reach the masses, but the writer of this blog also says these things to people face to face!  Albert Einstein once said, "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots," whose survival will depend primarily on being stimulated.  All of the shooters talk about how they want to go out with a bang, be notoriously known, being bullied, or were just plain bored.  One of the first famous school shooters in 1979 is quoted as saying to why she did it is, "I hate Mondays".
 
So, think and realize, this has nothing to do with God.  It is all about man...and his lack of God.  (of course this will bring the comment about the crusades from atheistic idiots)
 
But to answer the original question, where was God?  Perhaps we need to look at it this way if we want to talk about God, God is not in the tragedy, He is in the healing.

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