The horrific slaughter in Colorado brought the crazy fundies out of the woodwork again, ready, willing and eager to impress us with their “understanding” of why such terrible events take place.
I should be far more impressed with their exhibitions of “being christian” if they were to stop slathering the rest of us with their drooling and conspicuous self-assured righteous “knowledge” and would, instead, urge us, edify us, perhaps even entreat us to be kind to one another.
Rick Warren’s statement, “When students are taught they’re no different from animals, they act like it.” was indicative of his less than top drawer intellectual credentials.
Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert’s facile statement was nothing more than a whine, void of sympathy or compassion:
Oh, please – just shut the fuck up already!
But perhaps worst of these three, Jerry Newcombe of the American Family Association reminded us during a radio show of their wonderful teachings of salvation and purity by practically gloating over the eternal damnation of the non-christian victims of the shooting:
If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place … on the other hand, if a person doesn’t know Jesus Christ … if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place.
Reality check, Jerry Newcombe: all of us, believers and non-believers, pious and blasphemers, are ALREADY in a terrible place. Further, Jer, if going to what you believe to be a “wonderful place” is so important, why don’t you just kill yourself and get there earlier? Why don’t you advocate killing children as soon as they “give their little hearts to Jesus”?
Ignorant turds – all three of them.