Well, sweet Lali, you sure didn't lose me.
I agree with what you posted, here and on FB, 100%.
I understand people of faith mourning what seems to be the exclusion of faith from parts of their lives, but I just can't get why those folks are feeling like God isn't in the schools. He sure is in those schools. As if the policy of the school board or whatever could exclude Him.
When I was in school, we had a moment of silence every morning. I used it to pray. I have no idea what others used it for, nor do I care. I said hello to God every morning, and no one can stop me from praying, within myself.
Of course these types of tragedies are going to foment discussion on gun control... perhaps we should have a separate discussion, because I know how passionate people are about that. Especially when so many children, for God's sake, are dead
And mental health? I'm not even sure how to feel about that one. Clearly Lautner, the man who tried to kill Gabby Gifford and instead killed many other people (including at least one child!) was quite mentally unstable. Stepping in earlier in his life, if only to institutionalize the guy, would have saved lives. There were warnings galore.
However, Adam Lanza, the one who killed these kids, had a relatively mild disorder, not associated with violence, from everything I have read.
It just makes me shudder, and it gives me pause about sending my kids to movie premiers or school. What causes people to DO such things? Can we ever make it make sense to us? Can we ever figure out what would lead a nominally normal human being to look at a room full of children and choose to repeatedly shoot every one of them?
I just. can't. understand.
In my problem solving mode, I just feel like until we understand the triggers for this behaviour, we can't prevent it. And I don't think we'll ever
Sorry, I really needed to vent. Please everyone know that this is just my opinion. I don't mean to offend anyone.
I TOTALLY understand.
You sure didn't offend me. I need to vent, too!
"What do you fear, lady?" Aragorn asked.
"A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King