It seems a lot of people were not thinking or praying hard enough to stop today’s mass murder rampage in El Paso, Texas. 19 dead at a Wal Mart and a nearby shopping mall. Where were the NRA’s good guys with guns to stop him?
Start up the usual news cycle for it:
1. Governor asks for thoughts and prayers.
2. Somber moment of silence and candle light vigil.
3. Wait until next week and repeat.
I’ll give the NRA credit for figuring out a way to make money off of murder, and the organization is an inspiration to me to join that grief/crisis/fear gravy train. How can I do it without compromising my anti-2nd Amendment principles?
Gun sales go through the roof in the immediate aftermath of each attack. It’s the very definition of stupidity.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the “Thoughts and Prayers” people who’s resilience and endurance is remarkable if not self-medicating delusion.
(My deepest sympathies go out to the victims and families and communities of El Paso and Dayton).
Prayers are answered statistically no more than random chance. I was perplexed by the recent prayer vigils at Notre Dame while the fire raged in the background!
Self-medicating delusion, perhaps a hose would have been more effective.
I had a recent occasion to engage with a catholic priest about the systemic child sexual abuse in the catholic church. Fr Rob asked for “thoughts and Prayers” to remove this scourge from the Catholic church, I reiterated ” Prayers are answered statistically no more than random chance.” and that I preferred secular law as a intervention.
His reply was prayer is ” not to deny law and justice.” I said which would you choose Fr Rob as a driver to an outcome. A) 1.2 billion Catholics praying or B) one outraged parent accompanied by a policeman to process secular law. Fr Rob did not answer I wonder why?