After the shootings yesterday many people asked the idiotic question, "Why does God allow evil?" God doesn't allow evil. Evil just is. It exists in all humans. Humans by nature are inherently evil. Newton's law of motion, though intended for physics, actually explains it best. It is the equal and opposite reaction to good.
When Voltaire said, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him," I believe he meant that people needed something larger than anything known to man or that could be created by man to believe in, in times of sorrow, despair and need. Only the more intelligent humans learn that actually thanking God for his blessings, and praying to Him for others or for unselfish reasons that good things are returned to you many-fold over.
Man also needs something far greater than himself to fear. Without the fear of the unknown or the fear of having to one day answer for all of the evil we exude, we would live in total anarchy.
God did not let the slaughter of these innocent people occur. He was locked out of that school as well as the shooter. We as a society in order not to offend anyone have once again gone beyond the balancing point to overcompensate or overly insure that we are not in anyway supporting a State sponsored religion. Why?
In all religions aren't the top figures considered Gods? Isn't God no matter what his name is, the head of most recognized religions? If we are concerned that we may offend another religion then we should just try to come to a neutral point that can be accepted by all.
Who cares if we offend an atheist. If and when atheists become the majority in this country, they can pass laws to protect their beliefs. Our Supreme Court and lawmakers have lost sight of the fact that the basis of our Government is that a majority rules. As long as we do not pass laws that are oppressive, disenfranchises others, or that is contrary to the common good of all citizens then we should stop worrying who is offended based on a personal choice or belief. Regardless if it is a religious, sexual or personal belief.
Personally, I also found it awesome last night that a huge crowd gathered in a church, if for no other reason, than to find comfort. People need a common thread in communities to hold the fabric of our society together. It was a good thing that these like minded people pulled together to show solidarity in the face of this tragic situation.
After the shock and horror of this situation begins to fade, maybe we should be asking between incidents like this, "Why are we forcing God out of our schools?" Questions like, "If God offends you so much that you will not stand up and fight for His right to be present in our schools and in the lives of our youth, then why waste your time going to church after a tragedy like this occur?" Shouldn't we be asking God for guidance and help in raising our children and help in instilling morals in our children that makes it wrong to kill or hurt other humans?
Even if you feel the ten commandments are a joke, or a religious farce, you have to agree that the message that the ten commandments are conveying is good common sense for any civilized society, even if you take the religious connotation out of them.
Today every one is screaming for gun control. How ludicrous is this thought? This kid was not old enough to purchase HANDGUNS, and the guns were not his. They were legally owned by his mother. A citizen who owned a normal number of weapons. All weapons were legal and licensed within her state. What happened yesterday was a tragedy plain and simple. There were probably warning signs that were ignored but it is not fair to sit back and play armchair quarterback. The Lanza family paid a huge price themselves yesterday.
We need to let the people that have training and expertise in these areas sort this situation out and try to make sense of it. I know that the economic condition of this country and the sense of hopelessness that many feel in the US today may tend to make situations like yesterday and the mall shootings last week more common. We should be looking at ways to ease the pain that Americans are feeling across this nation. When society loses faith, and when society loses hope evil will breed from greed, and it will begin to surface. Then, the most innocent, and the vulnerable people in our society become the victims. Usually that is the elderly, women and children. They will provide the greatest shock value and leave a scar that makes it hard for society to forget.